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Saturday, February 23, 2019


2019 Sunflower (with bee)

This is a small 5" x 5" x 2" Ampersand gessoboard that I painted the sides also.


Wednesday, January 30, 2019


This is a very big drawing. Bigger than the canvas. Then I started the painting.
I traced the drawing onto the canvas with charcoal.
Finally the palette started to emerge.

I like the way it turned out. Its name is RHAPSODY IN BLUE after the George Gershwin composition.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Melanie Hickerson, Artist
Virtual gallery <http://www.etaoin.com> http://mellypaint.blogspot.com

Seton Cove Spiritual Center, 3708 Crawford St., Austin, TX 78731
January 7 – Feb. 22, 2019 Opening January 18, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Paintings from the Series
by Melanie Hickerson
Before I built a wall I'd ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out— from “Mending Wall” by Robert Frost

I paint a self-portrait every year. “Painting is my self-indulgent pursuit, my curiosity reaching. It has led me around the world. I cannot not-paint. I am doomed and lucky as royalty are doomed and lucky. So far, I have survived this continuing single-minded indulgence. I’m trying to express with paint and shapes something about being human — not all of it, but something of it that is recognizable. My goal is to make a gift to share, to help and say, ‘You are not alone.’”

Thursday, January 3, 2019


PARADISE, 11 x 14

Opening Reception Friday, January 18, 2019.

Seton Cove Spiritual Center. WALLS with one small 2018 painting.
Hole in the Wall, 5" x 7"


What a comedy! Yesterday, rained solid all day. Low water crossings all closed. So hanging the paintings pushed back to this morning. A low tire on my art-delivery van. The tire store backed up but they aired up the tire and I have an appointment tomorrow to fix it. Loading the van, an a power outage. Only about an hour but still distracting when loading, sorting, counting. At the facility, unpacking the paintings and I've lost one. So Stuart carries on while I go back to the house and find the painting. It is sold so, really, needed to find it. John showed up and was essential to arrange the lights and assist. We got it done. I have more art hanging supplies. Tomorrow, put up the labels.
I am getting old for this physical part of arting.