Original Oil Painting on Canvas
“Water Garden” is a heavy textured original oil on canvas. This painting took over 9 months to create. The artist used her hands to put down the texture over the cotton duct canvas. This painting was formerly known as “Inferno” and was hung in the Galerie Blu’u inside the Montbleu Casino Resort in South Lake Tahoe. “Inferno” was inspired by the Angora Fires around Lake Tahoe in 2007. “Inferno” was painted outside as ash and soot fell over it and is embedded in the painting. “Water Garden” was inspired by the impressionist painter Monet and is considered a transitional piece for Melissa’s career as an artist.