Tuesday, April 9, 2013

"Lavender Fields" - A Whimsical Painting by Melissa Adams

"Lavendar Fields"     4" x 5"     Acrylic on Archival Canvas Board
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I started this painting last month, as an abstract, but it never quite sat right with me, even after I signed it. Now I know why. =)  I had always seen the potential for this amidst the brushstrokes and after asking a dear friend, Kaylee, if I should keep it as it is or make it something more, she said more. And boy am I so glad she did!

I painted freely, not quite knowing where this painting was going to take me, other than knowing that it was a night scene with a mountain and a glowing waterfall, with trees acting like curtains opening up the scene to a magical landscape. I really love how it turned out, as I was surprised by what my brush led me too as much as if I were watching someone else paint. I think perhaps what I loved the most was the act of losing myself within my painting. =)

Here's the original abstract version:

"Lavender Fields Abstract"     4" x 5"     Acrylic on Canvas

You know, I still really like this abstract though, so in the future I may decide to sell prints of it as well, for those who like a more abstract approach to their art.


  1. Isn't it fun when the magic of the paint just flows through you? I agree I love both the abstract and the "finished" painting.

    1. Yes, it is! I've always loved drawing that way, by just letting my pencil make some odd shapes and then going off of them and creating weird shapes and creatures out of them. Some day I hope to make a really large drawing or painting like that, too, completely free-handed and free spirited. =) Thank you for writing and thank you for the sweet compliment Debbie!


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