Wednesday, February 17, 2010

After The Storm

After The Storm, Oil Painting by Melody Phaneuf

I love the angle of the sun on February snow. Crisp blue shadows and glistening light at this time of year create stimulating patterns that dance their way through the landscape. All is melting and moving, transitioning toward equinox.

Visually, the white blanket does much to unify the landscape, hiding discordant tones and textures. The reflective surface of snow catches the sunlight and stretches the warm/cool relationship of colors. It heightens the value key to high major and makes our hearts sing.

After The Storm pictures a charming moment in Gloucester, when roadway reveals the land’s meandering companionship to the sea. Hills, houses, light and shadow combine to display a sparkling pattern that brings delight. A dog walker emerges and adds a touch of animation. After The Storm is a glimpse of winter’s fleeting enchantment.

After The Storm
, by Melody Phaneuf
11 x 16 Oil Painting $1600
Also available in Open Edition Print


Artist, Melody Phaneuf is well known for her evocative still life, landscape, and portrait paintings. Her work is regularly on view at The Guild of Boston Artists, 162 Newbury Street; at Fenway Studios, Boston by appointment; and North Shore Art in Gloucester from May through October. Phaneuf ‘s paintings have been exhibited at The National Arts Club in New York City, Galerie Herouet in Paris, and with Art du Monde, in Japan.

Melody The Artist Home, founded with photographer and color specialist, Martha DiMeo, features Phaneuf’s original oil paintings on tumbled marble tile murals and beverage coasters, fine art prints, and handmade note cards.

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