Size: 10"W x 8"H x 0.6"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
I didn't want the texture of canvas for this painting so I first spent time coating the canvas with thickened wall paint and then sanding it smooth once it was dry. When I was happy with the surface I set to work conveying the mucky spot this bass was hiding in.
This piece was made 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 also 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.