Sunday, July 17, 2016

I've been feeling Wisconsin-y!

I can't help it, I love the state that I live in; 
especially this time of year!
 so I've been painting up 
some Wisconsin nostalgia lately.

Here are two paintings that are about to be "unveiled"
for the "Wisconsin Living" show 
opening August 7 @ Firefly Trading Company
Seeley, WI
two paintings that are currently on display 
thru July 17 for the
"Iconic Wisconsin" show
Cedarburg, Wi

 "Dairy Queen"
mixed media acrylic painting
(Wisconsin Living show)

 "Nice Wisconsin Girls"
mixed media acrylic painting
(Wisconsin Living Show)

 "Two Loons"
"That's a Sweet Cow"
mixed media acrylic paintings
(Iconic Wisconsin show)

 "Myrtle, Clover, & Daisy"
mixed media acrylic painting

"Mama Loon"
mixed media acrylic painting

Friday, July 1, 2016

Etsy Shop Updates

Prints on wood of some of my favorite paintings
original fox trick-or-treater painting
have just been added to my Etsy shop.

The rest of these little halloween-y foxes 
will be traveling to Ghoultide Gathering 
with me on September 24. 

Friday, June 24, 2016

Where did June go?!

Sorry about not posting for so very long!!!
This blog is probably feeling abandoned about now... 
I promise to try to be better & less distracted. 
Lots has has been happening since my last blog posting, 
& I did take a short vacation to Seattle. 

Summer is definitely here, even in the Midwest.
Here's a few of my favorite beach-y art pieces:

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

the May EHAG Emporium happens tonight!

The May EHAG (Eclectic Halloween Artist's Guild) 
opens tonight at 8pm CST. 
Here's my offering for this month's show:

"I'll Melt with You"
original mixed media acrylic painting
by Melissa Belanger

Two modern witches caught out in the rain without an umbrella
= hazardous weather conditions for witches if one believes 
what one sees in the movies ;)

Luckily, it looks like cheerful moxie & an over sized hat 
will pull them through the storm.

Monday, May 9, 2016

2016 Spring Studio Show

Thanks so very, VERY much to all of you 
who stopped my Spring studio show this past weekend!!! 
Sarah Dudgeon's ah-mazing pottery 
as well as the fabulous Sarah herself combined with dreamy weather, 
made for a Perfect show weekend! 

& okay, here's what also happened: 
the Studio show was Saturday 
& all of my favorite people showed up on Friday 
to help with set up; fun ensued. 
(Thank you! Sarah, Renee, Linda, Kate, Kristen, Laura...Joe).

FAB show on Saturday, continued fun. 
Somehow, I had already lost my voice?
Also, none of us remembered to take photos during the event?!
Oh well....the show even had a perfect ending:
the "outdoor reclaimed wood lounge" was visited
by a delightful group of Amery gals;
"Scandanavian summer" mixed with the heavy scent of blooming lilacs
combined with small talk, music & sips of Proscecco
while being gently blanketed by falling Crabapple blossoms. yes.

I'm whispering to you all still: that I feel so very VERY lucky 
& filled with gratitude 
to be able to participate in this artistic lifestyle 
with so many wonderful collectors, friends, & artists!!! 
Thanks so very, VERY much to all of you for helping me 
to continue to do what I love to do.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Indoors on a Sunday afternoon

It still too cold here to be outside, 
so I decided to photograph paintings indoors today.
(that's me behind the camera)

"Signs of Spring" #4
mixed media acrylic painting