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173: scratchy, painty, yogi

melissa averinos

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April 6, 2008 Hey, how about some pictures of something I actually made, not bought secondhand?How would that be? Here are 2  little works on canvasboard that I  painted last spring. They now live in the kitchen. I was going to say " these are a departure from my usual style" but really, everything I have done in the past number of years is different from what I guess I still think of as 'my style'!  As I have mentioned before, I am in constant experiment-mode.    Well, that scratching into paint ( as above)  is one technique I have...


107: works in progress

melissa averinos

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107: works in progress

January 6, 2008 In the spring of 2007, I started a series of paintings inspired by my childhood. I went back to work on them a month ago ( or so ) and boy, are they changing! Here is a detail of one:  These two new elements are popping up: the cloud like puffy areas and the circles. This started off mostly in the style of that green area above. I am in constant experiment-mode. I paint so differently now. I used to have a pretty recognizable and consistent style. Almost ten  years ago I decided to intentionally learn to...


home #1

melissa averinos

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home #1

August 25, 2007 One thing to know about me is that I am always longing for home. I don't mean my family or my hometown ( I actually still live in my hometown) or anything from my past. I mean a feeling of home. Of family and comfort and belonging.  I have had glimpses of it before,  mostly borrowing it from other people. Someday I am going to have that feeling for myself. I hope. I don't mean to sound all sad all of a sudden! This longing is always there underneath and in between and layered on top of whatever...


works in progress

melissa averinos

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works in progress

April 12, 2007  Look at all those paintings!! I like to work on a lot of pieces at once. When I paint, I sit on the floor in the studio- in my painty clothes - surrounded in all directions by boards, canvases, paint, brushes, cats.  I paint for hours at a time and stop only when I have to. I need to have a couple of those intensive days to finish up this series! I will post as I finish them.  


40 steps

melissa averinos

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40 steps

April 10, 2007 "Forty Steps" is  a  painting in a series called 'Cranberry Road.' This new batch of work is inspired by my childhood- places, memories, patterns, possessions.  The 40 steps, as it is known, is  kind of a gazebo on a hill which overlooks Craigville Beach on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  There are forty steps (but you probably guessed that already) leading down the hill to a tight little dirt path that opens to Craigville Beach Road.  When I was a young girl,  I used to love to walk there from my house. I carved my name into the wood....

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