Size: 12"W x 9"H x 0.7"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
Every time I start fishing for pan-fish I have one swim up and look at my bobbed. I knew it was something that needed to be painted and I thought what better fish than a bright little pumpkinseed.
This piece is an acrylic painting on canvas done with Academy acrylic paints on a pine framed, stretched canvas. I paint the sides of all my canvases(gallery wrapped) so it can be hung with or without a frame. It is initialed on the front with the title, year of completion (2016), and my signature on the back. Also included is 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.