Saturday, June 27, 2015

Painting in Progress: "Cold"

Whenever I paint a portrait, I continue to work on it until I've totally exhausted myself and can't stand to look at the painting anymore.  I always find something in the painting that I would like to do "better".  Maybe it has to do with academic training - when one expects every painting to look "perfect".  I consider this painting almost done.  Stay tuned for the final outcome.

Thursday, June 25, 2015


Summer Art Sale

Melissa Imossi, "The Web", Oil, 32" x 32"

My husband,  Iacopo,  and I are having a Summer Art Sale on select paintings.  If your home or office has empty walls that are crying out for personality, now is a great time to buy our artwork at a discounted price.

People who have bought our artwork in the past tell us how happy they are to wake up to our paintings before they start their hectic days.  Art lifts the spirits, inspires and allows one to dream.  Below are a few testimonials we have received during past art exhibits:

"A great peace came over me in the art gallery this morning.  Thank you for the beauty you contribute to the world!"  Lisa G.

"Yet another wonderful surprise on my 13-hour Long Island vacation."  Joanne B.

"I do a lot of work in the Huntington waterways.  Your paintings put me back in the water.  Well done!"  Chet L.

Your paintings are beautiful, soft, tranquil, and yet, vibrant with life-like nature.”  Monica A.

The work is beautiful.  Your touch is of a master. Bravo!”  George S.

Evokes a feeling of “having been there” and being able to walk into your canvas.  Thank you for sharing these wonderful images.”  Nancy H.
 **Click here or on the image above to go to our Summer Sale Web Page.**

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Auction: "Pink Roses", Oil on Panel, 10" x 8"

  Pink and gray are always a great combination.   Here is a chance to bid on a painting that is bigger than most of my others for auction.  If you would like to bid on this painting, click here.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Auction: Bright Lights, Oil, 6" x 6"

Late afternoon.  The sun is just starting to set.  Light is dancing off of the water and the waves are lapping onto the rocks.  The setting is perfect.  My daughter ventures into the water to jump from rock to rock.  She does it quickly before I start to call her back.  If you would like to bid on this painting, click here.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Painting in Progress: "Cold", Oil, 14" x 11"

I started this painting of my daughter after the last snowstorm of the year - it was already spring, but I guess that's normal these days.  I put the painting aside so that I could view it with fresh eyes the next time I sit down to fine tune it.  I would like to complete it this week.

I definitely want to lighten the background and gray it down, so that it moves into the distance.  Most importantly, I need to do another pass on the face.  The eye area needs to be softened-up and the highlights need to be added on the face.   The less important areas of the painting, like the snow in the background and her ears, will be left "as is', with just an initial lay-in of color.