The NEW Artmobia website/database

I was recently invited to create a page and take part in the new Artist database called Artmobia. https://www.artmobia.com

The site is still in development but will be a great location for artists, gallerists, curators to share work, ideas and collect!

From the Artmobia main page you can just type “Melissa Dyanne” in the search bar to find my main page. I will also be updating the page throughout the year.

Enjoy!

Pop-up Installation at the Brentwood Art Center

I just completed a quick mural + installation in the front window at the Brentwood Art Center. Address for those who are in LA and would like to drive by: 13031 Montana Avenue (at 26th St)
Los Angeles, CA 90049-4891

 This is the planning/layout phase. I wanted the theme to reflect summer fun as well as children since many go to Art Camps at the BAC in the Summertime. The running and the butterflies create a sense of motion.

This is the planning/layout phase. I wanted the theme to reflect summer fun as well as children since many go to Art Camps at the BAC in the Summertime. The running and the butterflies create a sense of motion.

 The very beginning. You can see the size/length of the wall and close quarters. I couldn't really back up on the work, so it was essential that I drew it out first. 

The very beginning. You can see the size/length of the wall and close quarters. I couldn't really back up on the work, so it was essential that I drew it out first. 

 Another layout angle (plus I'm hydrating) 

Another layout angle (plus I'm hydrating) 

Always hydrate when painting murals in a sun soaked hallway
— Me

I usually put a ton of emphasis on layering in both my paintings and murals. To me, the paint textures created can be as interesting as the image itself. Here I have some bright neon paint under dark blues, taping off for directional patterns. The result is a nice glow that omits from the wall. 

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I had also planned to create a garden in the window, and it was suggested that I paint the base to match the mural. It really completes the piece! Here I am on the second, blue layer after setting the base.

The garden incorporates found foliage, manufactured foliage as well as painted paper bag flowers.

 The installation at 90% completion, just needs a few more paper roses :) 

The installation at 90% completion, just needs a few more paper roses :) 

"Eat This" (work in progress)

I just realized my website had a blog feature (genius). I will start posting painting snippets to Twitter through my blog, that I now know I have! Be ready for some artwork in progress + art shows I go to, any amazing revelations I have (these are daily of course) etc...You're welcome.