Size: 8"W x 10"H x 0.01"D
If this painting looks a little different from the others, it's because it's gouache on archival paper. Gouache is opaque watercolor and the traditional medium for designers such as illustrators. I love working with it and don't often enough. Occasionally I pull together as much colorful stuff in my kitchen as I can and stage it various ways to shoot photos to paint. This is one of hundreds of photos (not paintings). My favorite cup and saucer, an antique plate that belonged to my great grandmother, coffee cup from my collection and the Texas kitchen staple: Tapatio hot sauce. This painting ships in a double mat. The image itself is 8" x 10" and the mat is 11" x 14"
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.