Welcome to my Blog. My adventure in 21st century. - Melanie Hickerson

Sunday, October 24, 2021


A wonderful painting that I made, sold! Wondrous wise people saw a photo of it on line. They contacted me and the sale was agreed on! Such an odd event. I love/hate/ selling a painting which of course is silly. I paint to get them out in the world. I do not...DO NOT...want to keep my babies at home. I DO want them to go out into the world!! I think it is sort of like when your child or some descendent marries. It's complicated. It is JOY and Loss. People are so odd and I am one!!
It is 40 Inches tall and 48 inches wide!

Friday, October 22, 2021


Being an artist, I get to paint portraits of people I know and especially of my family. the child has grown and the grandchildren, too. People have changed, gone away and disappeared. The children lose their innocence so very evident in a 5 year old face. What a gift to have these slices of life.

Monday, October 4, 2021


The cadmium pigments are bad for the environment, so I hear. But they are so very luminous and beautiful! Vermeer died young and he loved using that yellow! Magnificent paintings with that luminous poisenous yellow! So Wash your hands! Well, for me, the main thing to remember is don't put the paintbrush in my mouth!!