Size: 14"W x 11"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
Before I painted the picture I textured the canvas with thickened wall paint, which created a unique surface and a very unique look. Fresh snow has always been the most inspiring thing to me when it comes to art. I have tried photographing this piece multiple times and I cannot capture how it looks it person with the heavy contrasts and texture. It is just a painting that can't show its true beauty in a photograph.
This piece was created with Academy acrylic paints on a pine framed, stretched canvas. The sides are painted (gallery wrapped) so it can be hung with or without a frame. It is initialed on the front with the title, year of completion, and my signature on the back. It comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Melissa Mickelson is most known for her acrylic paintings of North American freshwater fish. Playing with underwater topography and light, Melissa’s paintings capture a usually unseen world. An avid fisherman, she bases her subjects off of photographs she’s taken at various lakes across the state of Minnesota, focusing on the detail and movement of the fish. She conveys a sense that the fish can be grabbed right out of the painting, a moment frozen in time, usually including one of her favorite lures and a fish about to strike.