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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Good Morning Sun by Melody Smith

Two - 24x24x1.5 Acrylic on Block Canvas Paintings - $175 each
For Sale at Mesa Art Center Mid Aug.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Colorful Neighbors by Melody Smith


30x40x1.5 Acrylic on Block Canvas - $425 SOLD

 reprints available at:

The Day of the Dead Season is over for now and I met some amazing people at all the festivals I attended this year. I am back in the studio painting and getting ready for some holiday events. Hope to see you!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Commissioned Piece for Friend Of Michael Jackson!

20x24x1.5 Acrylic on Canvas. SOLD
This piece was created for a good friend of Michael Jackson. They both
shared a love of antiques and carousel horses which started their friendship.
This was a lot of fun to paint! (Especially since I am a big MJ fan!)

Surfs Up Somewhere!

11x14 Original Acrylic on Canvas - $75.00. Giclees Available.

As if a dog's life couldn't get any better!
Hope you enjoy this Day of the Dead Piece!

Day of the Dead Hamster! Believe it or Not!

Original 11x14 Acrylic Day of the Dead Hamster - $55.00. Giclees Available
Believe it or not I get requests for other pets besides cats and dogs for the Day of the Dead.
Here is Hammy - triumphant with his carrot!

Day of the Dead Pets!

Original 12x12 Acrylic On Canvas $65.00 each. Giclees Available.
More Day of the Dead - Tis the season. Getting ready for some big shows in
October, November and December! Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 29, 2011

New Day of the Dead Paintings for Xico Arte Y Cultura Gallery in Downtown Chandler AZ - Exhibit Opens Sept. 24th - Artist Reception on October 14th

Dead End Drive! 16x20x1.5 Acrylic on Canvas - $325 - SOLD - Giclees Available 

Cruzin" Chopper! 16x20x1.5 Acrylic on Canvas - $325 - SOLD - Giclees Available
Silent Beauty! 16x20x1.5 Acrylic on Canvas - $325 - SOLD - Giclees Available

 Sugar Skull! 18x18x1.5 Acrylic on Canvas - $300 - SOLD - Giclees Available

12x17x3 Acrylic 3-D
Wood Cut-Outs - For Sale at Xico Gallery in Chandler AZ

12x12x3 Acrylic 3-D
Wood Cut-Outs
$175.00 - SOLD

10x12.5x3 Acrylic 3-D
Wood Cut-Outs
$175.00 - SOLD

9x10.5x1.5 Acrylic 3-D
Wood Cut-Outs

Acrylic Originals - All SOLD
Giclees available in all sizes

 Dia de los Muertos  at  Xico Arte Y Cultura Gallery in Downtown Chandler

Exhibit Opens Sept. 24th - Artist Reception on October 14th  

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

"Take-Out" by Melody Smith

"Take-Out" 20x25x1.5 Acrylic on Canvas - $285 - SOLD
by Melody Smith

I love Chinese Lanterns so they really set the mood or this colorful Pop Art piece!

We can all use some Good Fortune and Happiness!
(symbol on the bowl)

Thanks for looking.

 reprints available at:

Sunday, August 14, 2011

"Forever" By Melody Smith - 30x40

30x40x1.5 - Acrylic on Canvas - $425 - SOLD

 reprints available at:
The Original is 30x40 and I think I used every color on the color wheel! Giclees are available as well as the original. This painting will be at the  Chandler Art Walk on Aug. 19th.
On to the next painting! 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Pop Art Series

Pop art Series Available in Various Size Giclees!

Upcoming Events and News for Melody Smith.

18x24x1.5 Acrylic on Canvas
News and Events!
I am so grateful to have been selected for the Festival at the Arts at the Herberger Theater in Phoenix on Oct. 1st  as well as for a show at ASU Gammage for next season! Below is a list of many of the events that you can catch me at. I will be adding some more next month. I am painting like crazy and loving the fact that the heat will soon subside! Thanks to all of you who purchase and view my art!

Fri. AUGUST 19th Downtown Chandler Art Walk 6-10pm

Friday September 9th - Grand Re-Opening of the Mesa Art Center Store Featuring Urban Art by Melody

Fri. SEPTEMBER 16th Downtown Chandler Art Walk 6-10pm

Sat. OCTOBER 1, Herberger Festival of the Arts 1-5pm, Tempe AZ - Juried Festival.

Fri. OCTOBER 21st, Downtown Chandler Art Walk 6-10pm

Sat. & Sun. Oct 29th & 30th Mesa Art Center Day of the Dead Festival

Sat. NOVEMBER 5th, Xico 32nd Annual el Dia de los Muertos/Celebration of Life Festival

Fri. November 18th Downtown Chandler Art Walk 6-10pm

Sat. November 19th Downtown Chandler Block Party

Sat. & Sun. Dec. 10th & 11th Mesa Art Center Holiday Art Festival

Fri. DECEMBER 16th Downtown Chandler Art Walk 6-10pm

MAY 2nd - MAY 30th - Featured Art for display and for sale at ASU GAMMAGE during the
“RAIN” Show (a tribute to the Beatles) and “La Cage Aux Folles”

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My Art is Now Being Sold at Polka Dots & Popsicles at the San Tan Mall!

Unique gifts and art from around the world! A must see! The store is so amazing!
8x10 Acrylic & Wood 3-D Art - $125.00

8x10 Acrylic & Wood 3-D Art - $95.00

8x8 Acrylic & Wood 3-D Art - $55.00

8x8 Acrylic & Wood 3-D Art - $95.00

6x8.5 Acrylic & Wood 3-D Art - $55.00

6x8.5 Acrylic & Wood 3-D Art - $55.00

8.5x6 Acrylic & Wood 3-D Art - $55.00

 Polka Dots & Popsicles is such a unique store. 
Please stop by to see my new shadow boxes
and paintings. The store has everything 
from gifts to beautiful art from around the world.
There is so much to see in the store and you are 
sure to find that perfect "one-of-a-kind" gift. 

Girls Night Out - Tuesday night June 21st
6-9pm at Polka Dots & Popsicles
A Night of fun, Treats and Huge Discounts!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Tweet Hearts by Melody Smith

Tweet Hearts - 18x24 - 1.5" Box Canvas Acrylic - SOLD
Hi Everyone! Here's the latest in colorful paintings! Tonight will be my last outdoor Art Show until the fall. Summer in Phoenix is just way to grueling to be outdoors selling art. That doesn't mean I won't be painting! I'll be hitting the canvas hard this summer!

Hope to see you tonight at the Chandler Art Walk but if you can't make it please check the blog for new posts and all post are available for purchase. (Unless already sold) but Giclees are always available from sizes 5x7 - 16x20.

 reprints available at:

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Downtown Chandler Art Walk May 20th

Join me this Friday Night, May 2oth at the outdoor Art Walk in beautiful Downtown Chandler!

My booth will be located in front of the Cupcake Shop!

There are great restaurants, clubs, several live bands and lots of beatitful art.

Enjoy the great weather while you can! Hope to see you!

The Neighborhood by Melody Smith

18 x18 x1.5 Box Canvas - Acrylic & Modeling Paste 
Texture with Heavy Gloss Gel
$150 - SOLD
Here is another abstract with many layers. Several of the houses have a raised texture where I used modeling paste as well as the moon glow area.

The rest of the painting is quite loose for me! I put a heavy Gloss Gel over the entire piece to add shine and even more texture.

Abstract Doodles by Melody Smith

STREET ART - 20x24x2.75" Box Canvas - Acrylic • $285
I am teaching a class right now on abstracts and I combined my love of brilliant colors with my graphic design background of clean edges! This is painted with acrylics and the canvas in 2.75 inches deep with the designs wrapped on the sides.

I wanted it to have a fabric look. I love all the fabrics that IKEA offers and I was trying to achieve a textile look.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

House of Fun Show Tonight! Shemer Art Museum, Phoenix

"The Almighty Burger"
Juried Art Show Reception
Tonight 7-9
Shemer Art Center & Museum
Phoenix AZ

Art Of War - April 20th 2011 Symphony & Exhibit

Finally - the show was last night and it was so much fun!
The symphony was spectacular and the art was so amazing. I received a lot of good feedback and had some great friends and my awesome family there with me. I made some new friends too so it was really an honor to be part of that amazing event. It was great to see so many different styles of art and interpretations of the pieces performed.

Here is the Piece I Chose: "Prayer in Time of War" $425 - In Honor of William Schuman - 24x36x2.75 Acrylic on box canvas - I chose this piece to really illustrate the emotional side of war which was what was intended by Schuman.  I wanted to capture the intense emotions that  accompany such anguish and devastation. As a mom, I could not even
comprehend the fact that children were separated from their parents. The broken hearts represent the innocent lives lost and the dark forest represents the aftermath.
I chose to paint this mostly in black and white - void of color to portray emptiness.  Words of emotion wrap the  canvas on all sides. The painting has sold.

 reprints available at:

Friday, March 18, 2011

Urban Angel

Urban Angel 
Okay everyone - I painted this original design in order to raise money for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life coming up at the end of April. I will be there all night walking with the Blackbird Team.

This painting represents the angels in our lives who are watching over us and honors those who still fill our hearts with love each day!

You can purchase a custom 5x7.75 inch print matted to 8x10 and ready to frame for only $10.00 and 100% of the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society! Larger prints are available too! For info e-mail me at
You can purchase the print at Blackbird Music & Art Center or if you would like the print mailed, send $12.00 to:

Blackbird Music & Art Center
18911 East San Tan Blvd. #121
Queen Creek AZ, 85142
Make all checks payable to The American Cancer Society.
Be sure to include your mailing address and e-mail address.
All checks need to be received by April 18th please. Thanks!

 reprints available at:

The Tweet Life

This was a really fun painting! This is the ultimate tree house for Birds (not the Angry Birds!) This was done on a 12 x 30 x 1.5 inch block canvas in Acrylic. It was actually harder than most of my paintings because of the fine detail and crisp lines. All black outlines were done with a brush as well.

Thanks for looking and always feel free to contact me to purchase any pieces that you just can't live without anymore.
Prints are always available too.

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Colorful Heart

Colorful Heart - Acrylic Box Canvas Wrap - 18x24
Well, here is my latest in colorful expression!
Prints and originals are available for all entries on my blog.

My next couple of entries should be funny and cute! I am entering a show Called "House of Fun"!

Thanks again for looking! These new pieces will be hung next week in a Cafe in Phoenix called Hob Nobs - a real eclectic
cafe and gallery.

I also chose my music for the Art of War exhibit at ASU. I chose Schuman's "Prayer in a Time of War". Many thoughts right now and they will get in my sketch book soon!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Selected for the Art exhibition for the ASU Sinfonietta's The Art of War

I was selected from a group of Artists in Arizona to participate in the the art exhibition for the ASU Sinfonietta's The Art of War on April 20th, 2011, beginning at 6:30pm (concert 7:30pm) This is such an interesting Art Show and an honor to be selected. A new piece of art must be created that goes with one of the pieces performed by the symphony that night. This will be very challenging but as an artist I accept that challenge and will no doubt lose sleep over this. I was sent links to the music and I have not selected my piece yet but will by the end of the weekend. Luckily, my musician husband has performed many of the pieces so he is quite helpful. This will require some research as well but again - I can't grow as an artist unless I am challenged! Here are the pieces I have to choose from! Wish me luck! I will keep you posted!
Wagner: Valkyries; Vorspiel (prelude to act 1) and Ride of the Valkyries 
Liszt: Hunnenschlacht (Battle of the Huns) audio file in 2 parts 
Schuman: Prayer in Time of War  
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture audio file in 2 parts 


Caliente - 20x24 - Acrylic Box Wrap Canvas - SOLD
Well, I have been painting like crazy - who needs sleep right? I have to replace and refresh some art in various locations and this style seems to do very well for me. Crazy Colorful! I love to paint using such bright colors.

Thanks for looking at my art and stay tuned for my next exciting post that is sure to challenge me as an artist!

 reprints available at:

Monday, February 28, 2011

New Art for d•vine Bistro & Wine Lounge in Chandler AZ

Peace & Love - 2 Acrylic Paintings 10x30
I will be hanging my art at a really upscale Bistro & Wine Lounge in Chandler AZ called d*vine this week. I am really excited to get my work in a new venue. I have been painting a lot and I have several other venues that I need to rotate my art and update. This just means I need to paint more!

I will be updating work at the Rhino Cafe in Queen Creek, Hob Nobs in Phoenix and Poppy's Place in
Queen Creek as well.

I am still working the food series too. I need to get about 6 pieces total to present it as a show. Those paintings take a significantly larger amount of time to complete because of their detail and large size. Thanks for looking!

d•vine - go check it out!

Wine or Glasses - 11x14 Print from Original
Wine Shadow Boxes 

Broken Heart - 8x10 Shadow Box with Tooling Foil