Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Swim Paintings

About 5 years ago I began a series of swimmer paintings in oil. This one is 36x36" and is in a private collection. I took the photo at Stacy Pool in Austin. The process was long; nothing like the paintings I do from life. Most of the series is now sold!


  1. Hi Mélissa,
    I like very much this painting with beautiful colors and the good back water as well as the light. Good work...
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.
    Best regards.

  2. This is really really nice, Melissa. I used to swim at Stacy Pool a few years ago when I did triathlons. But back to your work -- I'm very impressed with all of it. I tried to 'follow' this blog but it wouldn't let me...not sure why. But I'll bookmark the link :)

  3. Camille, I hope my blog will let you follow! Try again! I want to have a life session here at my house soon with a long pose for painting. Could you come on a Weds. afternoon?

    Martine, are you recovered?
    Good to hear from you again!