Size: 12"W x 16"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
For this piece I wanted to play around with the reflections on the surface of the water. I knew that I wanted clear water, so what better subject than flyfishing a cool, rocky river, and what better fish than the rainbow trout. It is an acrylic painting on canvas, and one of my few trout paintings, and so far my only rainbow, though I enjoyed creating it so much I doubt that will last.
I paint the sides of all my canvases (gallery wrapped) so they 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. I also include a certificate of authenticity with all my original paintings.
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.