Art

Painting and Printmaking Gallery

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For inquires, contact Mulysa at asylum@mulysa.org.

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Wild Night
9″ x 10″, gouache on paper
nfs

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Aquatint etching, Detail from ‘Winter Jubilation’ from Seasons Suite.

Celebrations mark the passing of time and these seasonal borders are meant for commemorating milestones like births and weddings.  The four seasonal botanical etchings are from 9×12″ acid-etched copper plates. Below are details of the ‘first state’ proofs of two of them. Then the plates were be coated with fine resin and etched in 10 stages to add gradations of value. Next I will print more layers on top with loose washes of color. That is the plan anyway.. part of the fun of printmaking is the transformation that happens along the way. The finished pieces have blank space in the center for calligraphy, to be used as a ketubah, birth announcement or other commemoration.

Handprinted originals start at $350. Available in black and white or color. Printed at the Atelier Meridan. Inquire at asylum@mulysa.org

Summer Celebration, detail of proof
Intaglio on rag paper

Winter Jubilation, detail of proof
Intaglio on rag paper


Nature Heals Suite

These are a few of a suite of 17 drawings are part of the backdrop for a performance at the Nature Heals conference. Held at the University of Minnesota arboretum, it marks the start of the new Nature Based Therapy program. Prints are available in a variety of sizes, mounted and ready to hang on sustainable bamboo panels by Plywerk.
Please email asylum [at] mulysa.org with inquiries.

Sound Sleep
Oil on panel – Sold

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Where I am From $90
All I See $90
All I can Say – sold
6″ x 6″
Oil and pencil on panel

I’ve been working on intricate, embroidery-like patterns of plants, flowers, seeds and insects. Some are drawn in pencil on panel in cloud or island-shaped groupings with subtle layers of oil color.  Others are shown alone or in rows, like botanical specimens held close for observation. Read more about the work in my artist statement: artist_statement_mulysa.pdf

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Balcony
11″ x 14″
Oil and pencil on panel– sold

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Sprouts
Oil and pencil on wood
8 x 8 in.
$65 each

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First Day, Cabbage field detail
Oil on panel

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First Day, Flower field detail


First Day
Oil on panel, NFS

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Mindful Observation
Original, Pencil and oil on panel
18″ x 12″
$600

Print of Mindful Observation on bamboo paper, mounted on bamboo eco-panel by Plywerk.
18″ x 12″, ready to hang
$180

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Small Lichen No. 4
Oil on panel
3″ x 4″
sold

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Meadow silhouettes
sold

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Flowery Mead silhouettes

Acrylic on wood panel
3.5 x 3.5, ready to hang
$45 each

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Kiku silhouette (Chrysanthemum)
Acrylic on wood panel
sold

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Seeds and sprouts paintings in the studio
Oil and pencil in wood
One available ‘Dill’ $35

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Vegetable blocks – Hand drawn and painted alphabet blocks with colorful veggies.
Set of 6, $62

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Garden plot, detail, Cauliflower, 6×6″
Pencil, oil paint and colored pencil
$75

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Garden plot, detail, Brussels sprouts, 6×6″
Pencil, oil paint and colored pencil
$75

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Garden plot, detail, Cabbages, 6×6″,
Pencil, oil paint and colored pencil
sold

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Small Future Garden
Oil and pencil on wood
16″ x 18″ sold

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Small Future Garden, detail, Japanese Anemone

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Small Future Garden, detail, Peach tree

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Small Future Garden, detail, Sunflowers

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Seed grid
42 panels, 5″ x 5″ each, pencil and oil on reclaimed wood
$35 each, or whole set for $800

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Seed grid, detail, 5″ x 5″ each

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Seed heart
Pencil and oil on panel
sold

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Seeds
Pencil and oil on panel
sold

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Cherry tree
Pencil and oil on panel
8″ x 8″ sold

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Future Garden
Pencil and oil on panel
40″ x 40″, ready to hang
$3,200

A wall-sized beacon to attract a large plot with potential for an abundant garden. The gardener’s meditation creates space for an orchard, fruit and vegetable garden, poultry, flower gardens and a woodland. The colors of the fruit and connections made by seed constellations and flying pollinators are just becoming visible.

 

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Future Garden, detail, Food garden

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Future Garden, detail, Woodland Garden

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Future Garden, detail, Blueberries

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Future Garden, detail, Orchard with birds

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Certain Places – The Columbia River Gorge with spring and summer flowers: Chocolate lily, Columbia desert parsley and Rattlesnake plantain orchid.
Oil, gold leaf and pencil on panel, 24″ x 14″
$450

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Landscape plan views, Fenton House and Sissinghurst Castle Garden in England
Oil and pencil on panel
$250 each

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Garden As It Was, detail

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Garden As It Was
Oil and pencil, 40″ x 40″
$3,200

This is one of a series of paintings about my garden of nine years. Here the figure starts and garden and leaves it, cataloging her memories of it. These works were so interesting so show because viewers had such different interpretations of the narrative, and many wanted to tell me the story they saw.

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Garden After
Oil and pencil, 40″ x 40″ sold

The gardener prays for balance in a time of transition and receives grace in the form of late spring flowers: red tulips, orange oriental poppies, pink peonies, white cosmos and one of my favorites, purple checkered lily (Fritillaria meleagris).

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Mews House
Oil and pencil, 40″ x 40″ sold

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London set: Sunflowers
Oil and pencil, 6″ x 6″ sold

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London set: Fig
Oil and pencil, 6″ x 6″ sold

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London set: Geranium
Oil and pencil, 6″ x 6″ sold

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London set: Houses
Oil and pencil, 6″ x 6″ sold

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London set: Anemone
Oil and pencil, 6″ x 6″ sold

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Labyrinth: The Universe and Details
Print on archival paper
14″ x 14″ sold out
18″ x 18″ one print left $130

First Year Here 17 tiny paintings, each 2″ x 3.5″
Watercolor and gouach, NFS

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Giant Clover

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Spotted Towhee
Redoute’s Surprise
St. Uhro’s Day
Forelle Pears

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Just Right
What Else?
To Old Friends
To New Friends

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Lady Apples
Nicco’s Cat, Stella
Saskia’s Cat, Leo
Flora and Fauna

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Washing Smoke Off of Plants
New Year’s Day
Uwajimaya
“Cute!”

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Hold fasts (Sweet Autumn Clematis)
Oil on masonite, $650

 

See a collection of Flower Petal Collages here.

All images copyright 2016 Mulysa Melco

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