Friday, May 6, 2011

Painting Bridges~ The Drawbridge at Edam

Drawbridge at Edam, oil painting by Melody Phaneuf

Charming drawbridges dot North Holland’s landscape, perfect entries into enchanting villages built on water. I am visually attracted to bridges because they break up the picture plane in ways that one doesn’t ordinarily find in landscape motifs. As a story-telling motif, bridges offer many possibilities.

Bridges connect separated realms and can act as portals to special experiences. Continue reading~

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.

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