The Fool-Beginner’s Mind

Posted by on Jan 18, 2022 in Painting in Progress
The Fool-Beginner’s Mind

The Fool, painting in progress by Melody Phaneuf, 18 x 24 oil ≈ A thrift shop shelf, a replica of Toto, a tiny rosebud and a member of my jester collection–voilá, The Fool. It’s a work still in progress but approaching finish. What inspired such a picture? I was contemplating entering a new year when […]

Gaia

Posted by on Dec 19, 2021 in Allegorical Painting, Figure Painting
Gaia

≈ Gaia, our earth mother  is heartbroken.  She has given us everything to sustain life and is mystified at our behavior. She is tired. She is considering abandoning us in the same way we have abandoned her. Gaia represents all that has nurtured us through the generations. During the 2020 pandemic closure I was inspired by how […]

Welcome Yule

Welcome Yule

In Yule Reflection, a woman pauses to gaze out the window, watching the last rays of light surrender to darkness. The scene is in soft focus. There is more attention to atmosphere than sharp detail, giving the painting a mythical, “once upon a time” quality.

Weekend Open Studios • 3 Centennial Ave

Posted by on Aug 19, 2018 in Exhibitions, Studio
Weekend Open Studios • 3 Centennial Ave

My studio is open to the public weekends from Memorial Day through Christmas, by appointment year-round.