Acrylic on Mat Board
Melons is a contemporary work created with the use of a distinctive limited color scheme using a combination of cool blues and purples along with warm pinks and reds with defined prominent areas of black. The pre-drawing consisted of the use of a compass, protractor and straight edge as utilized in a high school math course. The work was created in 1997 as a home art project where the practice of creating defined lines with a bright brush was the focus. The painting was part of a series of paintings that were in the school art show.
L0ve365 Back Story:
"On a trip to the local Big Lots store I came across a few bottles of close out acrylic craft paints and a small brush set. I asked my mom to buy them and she did willingly. Of course because big lots is a closeout store they only had a few colors, none of which were primary, and I didn't care. I just wanted to paint. Of the entire brush set my favorite was a bright that I used until it broke a few months and paintings later. I simply wrapped it in clear gift wrapping tape until it stayed together. I eventually used nail glue to fix it for years to come."