Size: 16"W x 20"H x 1.5"D
Ready to Hang
AKA "Please Wait To Be Seated." This is a smaller study of a larger (36" x 48") that I've not been able to finish. I got bogged down in all those tables and chairs. Working it through on a smaller scale has worked and sometime soon I'll finish the larger canvas. This is a cafe in Naples, Florida. I couldn't stop looking at it and shot a bunch of photos. It's great subject matter for a black & white photo. But I had to paint it. I considered painting the umbrellas red or yellow but decided white really works best. Painting is gallery-wrapped and wired - ready to hang. I like solid black floater frames for my work but no frame is necessary.
Melinda Patrick began developing her art when she was a very young child. Her paintings are her vision of the places she loves, the colorful cityscapes and ordinary people that catch her eye. I was interested in art from an early age and was mentored by my Grandfather, an accomplished photographer and painter. Earning my Bachelor of Fine Art at the San Francisco Art Institute, I developed my art in oil. Many years spent as a graphic designer has changed my perspective and my recent medium of preference is acrylics. I use the fast drying time of acrylics to achieve crisp results. While I do work in other mediums, such as gouache and ink, it's acrylics on canvas that captures most of my creative spirit. She lives, works and paints in a pine forest near her native Houston.