Thursday, January 6, 2011

Violet Variations

Violet, 20 x 16 oil painting by Melody Phaneuf


It’s a useful exercise to limit an aspect of design to explore what can be done within given parameters. In Violet, color was limited to a single hue, resulting in countless variations of value and intensity. Nuances of color shimmer in ways that would be lost within a full palette. The subtle gradations draw us in and command a quiet observation. Continue reading~


Violet, 20 x 16 oil painting by Melody Phaneuf
Violet is also available in open edition print and note cards.

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Boston Artist, Melody Phaneuf is well known for her evocative still life, landscape, and portrait paintings. Her paintings are 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.

Categorized under: Color, Still Life Paintings.

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