MelanieJoy, Artist

I am a Canadian Artist and I love what I do. You are invited to look at what I create. http://melaniejoy.art/

Good vibes are what I crave!

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  • MelanieJoy, ArtistOPtoArtWhere I Dream - oil on canvas
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    11 months ago

    This is a great question! I often don’t think about it so this is good for my brain to analyze. It is sort of a ‘Bob Ross’ approach for the initial line of the tree and often the leaves, and then from there I let the brush do the walking. I enjoy shading trees/branches and then use a thicker paint to softly stroke on the highlights so that it ‘catches’ on the last layer. I try to keep in mind that while most trees are somewhat straight, there are many that are not so I try to feel out how they would fill/or not fill the space. And I will admit, I have little patience to paint out every single leaf. But because every tree is different, and every scene in my head is also, I generally try to balance where I put the bulk of the leaves, often using a brush that fits that tree to dab it on, again, a sort of Bob Ross style to explain it. With some of my other trees I like the smooth whiteness that comes out, those are usually my favourite. The kind that reflects the moonlight <3 Thank you for asking!








  • MelanieJoy, ArtistOPtoArtOctober Blue
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    1 year ago

    What I like about using oil paints. I find they are more forgiving than acrylic. I have painted things and have not had a part sit well with me so 4 hours later I could still ‘fix’ it. I enjoy the way they blend, the consistency.
    I also enjoy that it can be either frantic or a process that slows you down. You can get your emotions out but there is a gentle stillness that can come from the time spent painting. And the smell…it creates a sense of nostalgia :p (I don’t smell the cadmiums though, that’s bad)