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Painting Light

Painting Essentials~ Coastal Marshes

The coastal marshes are especially colorful and lovely in autumn light. In addition to pleasing color and texture, this marsh series is satisfying to me because of the abstract patterning. Despite the simplicity, each has an undeniable presence and an essence of truth that can be recognized by the unity of effect.

A Painterly Vision~ Walking in Winter

Walking in Winter is a scene that draws me in by the abstraction first, then the recognition that there is something, a figure walking in a hilly, snow-covered environment second.

Painting Winter Twilight

Painting Winter Twilight was a quieting experience. I especially enjoy the delicate drama of these silvery scenes illuminated by the comparative brilliance of transitional light.
Melody Phaneuf is an award-winning Boston Artist, well known for her evocative still life, landscape, and portrait paintings.

Painting Inner Light

Experiencing the presence of inner light in a painting is as powerful as repeating a mantra to focus my mind and refine emotion. Melody Phaneuf is an award-winning Boston Artist, well known for her evocative still life, landscape, and portrait paintings.

A Breath of Spring~

Yellow Trees by The Sea is a glimpse of Nature waking on a sunny, blue day in Gloucester. Rocks and earth reflect both the warm sun and cool sky, all seems to glitter with the energy of Cape Ann Light.

Painting as Spiritual Practice

Developing vision has become a kind of spiritual practice~ a big shadow for the Creator to move in.

Garden Memories

The painting, Lilies & Hydrangeas conveys an experience of being cuddled by a swell of flora illuminated by dappling morning light. As I look out at the falling snow, the winter seems less harsh, balanced with the vision of summer.

The Mood of Minor Keys

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.