Folk Art Melon  by ©Janis Zroback

Folk Art Melon" is painted in Acrylic on Canvas…the cracking is deliberate and adds to the appearance of antiquity in early American Folk Art

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Hot day,
cool pink fleshy fruit,
sipping off the rind thats dripping…can’t get enough,
Spitting out some seeds, love to see them fly,
aim at my friends like a gun fighter,
once again a bullseye…
Laughing and cutting up, chewing on that rind,
another piece to ease the heat…
I’m loving summer time…
Rays that shine memories make me wish it would never end,
Watermelon dreams shared with my good friends
…Jeffrey Scott Pelsang

I paint in many different styles and feature a myriad of subject matter, which I show as individual collections….
I am inspired by the world interpreting it in brilliant colours, often influenced by the writings of famous authors and poets..
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  • coppertrees
    coppertreesalmost 7 years ago

    Wonderful Janis kinda reminds me of candied Apples LOL

  • Thanks Vickie….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • blamo
    blamoalmost 7 years ago

    i love the cracked look on this well painted

  • I do a lot of cracked work…it’s my favourite effect, but it’s unpredictable, depending on the weather etc….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • blamo
    blamoalmost 7 years ago
    do you varnish it afterwards
  • On cracked or fragile finishes I use a special polymer sealer, matte and gloss mixed, to give a satin finish….I may do many layers until I feel there is sufficient protection of the surface…I don’t like a shiny appearance, so I finish with matte only…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • webbie
    webbiealmost 7 years ago

    Great Greenville Al..ever summer they have a watermelon fest..this reminded me of it..:)

  • Thank you Webbie…I was aiming for a typical American folk art look and feel…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • AnaCBStudio
    AnaCBStudioalmost 7 years ago

    Another beauty…gorgeous painting!

  • Thank you so much…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • blamo
    blamoalmost 7 years ago

    Thanks for info Janis in screenprint we have a matt /gloss base which is similar

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...almost 7 years ago

    absoubtly refreshing…

  • Thank you KJ….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Mark Higgins
    Mark Higginsalmost 7 years ago

    wow, the image is rich with textures and colours in this are fantastic.
    love it.

  • Thank you Mark…glad you like it and welcome to my RB pages…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • AndyReeve
    AndyReevealmost 7 years ago

    Yum – wonder if the all night garage sells melons. Lovely Pinting Janis.

  • Thanks Andy…it does make you long for melon…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Lesley  Hill
    Lesley Hillalmost 7 years ago

    NICE ONE !!!

  • Thanks Leslie….

    – ©Janis Zroback

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