Original art & prints

by MELA - Melinda Lowry Anter

@girl.painted
  • Crowned Beauty

    Acrylic on canvas

    Size 30" x 40"

    AVAILABLE

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  • Reflections

    Acrylic on canvas

    Size 30" x 40"

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  • Artwork in progress

    I've been painting away! Watch this space for more new paintings that I will be sharing soon...

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  • Keep on Swimming

    Oil on canvas

    Size 30" x 30"

    SOLD

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  • Tentacle Connection

    Acrylic on canvas

    Size 48" x 30"

    GALLERY DISPLAY

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  • Something Fishy

    Acrylic on canvas

    Size 30" x 40"

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  • Dance of the Jellyfish

    Acrylic on canvas

    Size 48 " x 24"

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  • Into the Depths

    Oil and acrylic on canvas

    Size 36" x 48"

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Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.

-Edgar Degas

Layers, layers, layers

My favorite medium is acrylic paint because it dries fast. I can create multiple layers without my colors getting muddy.

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  • I gave these to my wife as a gift and she loved them!

    -Ed J.

  • That smile says it all... The most excited :)

    -Ryan I.

  • It turned out better than I expected, thank you!

    -Kevin I.

  • Love my tiger print! It worked perfect in my hanging frame.

    -Courtney C.

  • A HUGE thanks for my Mos Def painting!

    -Terrence J.

  • We love our fish canvas print! Thanks MELA!

    -Lexie W.

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Girl Painted Artwork

Melinda Lowry Anter (MELA) has had a passion for art since she was a child; inspired by animals she would draw for hours and continued her obsession through college...

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Commissioned art projects

CUSTOM REQUESTS

LOOKING TO GET A CUSTOM PIECE CREATED?

See below for information on the custom art requests I'm accepting at this time. I'm booking approximately 3 months out for paintings. Half down is required to get scheduled on my calendar.

I want you to love your artwork! Satisfaction guaranteed.

COMMISSIONED ART REQUESTS

Custom Artwork

The custom requests I am currently accepting are for animals, musicians or famous people that others would be interested in as a print (canvas, poster or puzzle print) as I'm looking to build my portfolio of printed offerings. There is an exception for pet portraits, please see link below for pet portrait details. For custom requests, please contact me via social media or email: info@girlpaintedartwork.com.  I will review each request and let you know if your project is accepted.  When I work on any piece, inspiration and connection to the subject matter is a must. I love painting faces!  Whether it is an animal or a person, the face and they eyes are my focus.  Here are the guidelines for custom artwork:

  • Acrylic paintings on minimum size canvas 24 x 36.

  • Email or message me to discuss pricing.  Base pricing will be for a face/portrait with a textured background.  For additional requests (such as more than one face, detailed backgrounds, etc) please email for a quote.

  • My specialty is in the close-up details of the face. I love focusing on the eyes and conveying a feeling to the viewer. I prefer to paint faces rather than full bodies.  I also like to work on high contrast paintings, such as silhouettes or shapes of the face with sharp lines with deep shadows.  The style of painting I am focused on includes bright colors and layering with different textures.

  • I work from photographs and will need options that show details and have good lighting.

  • 50% down is required to get scheduled on my calendar.  I will keep you updated on the painting progress and share photos.  Once complete and we are both happy with the results, final payment plus shipping is due.   

  • Shipping will be quoted based on size, weight and destination.  Artwork is shipped via FedEx ground with professional packaging, insurance and signature delivery.

  • The timeframe for custom work varies depending on other projects that I currently have lined up.  For current timelines, please email.

I want you to LOVE your artwork!  Bringing happiness to you is my number one goal... satisfaction guaranteed.

 

Thank you friends for your patience and support of this small-owned business XO - MELA

All rights to the artwork, licensing and copyright owned by Melinda Lowry Anter (MELA)

CUSTOM PET PORTRAITS

Custom Pet Portraits

Pet Portrait Paintings available in 2 sizes:
22 X 28 (rectangle)
24 X 24 (square)

The canvas shape is best determined by the breed of your dog, for example, if it's a German Shepherd the rectangle is better suited for the layout; if you have a bulldog, the square is better.

Email to discuss pricing options.  The base price is for a painting of your pet's face with a plain background.  If you would like a full body or background included, please email MELA at info@girlpaintedartwork.com to get a quote.  If you would like a different size than what is offered, please email to discuss the options. 

Since I prefer to work on a large canvas area, if you have 2 pets and would like both of them on the portrait, the canvas size will be approximately 30 X 40 and pricing goes up accordingly.

Portraits are created with acrylic paints on canvas.

To get a custom pet portrait, follow these steps:

1) Email your pet's photographs to MELA at info@girlpaintedartwork.com.  I will let you know if your photograph will work for a portrait and also discuss the current timeline, which varies depending on projects already in the queue.  

2) Half down is required to get a spot reserved on MELA's calendar. Payment accepted via Paypal or Venmo.

3) I know how much your pet means to you and having the opportunity to recreate them is an honor.  Once your portrait is complete, I will email a photo of the artwork to you for your approval. I want this artwork of your fur baby to warm your heart every time you look at it. I will keep you posted through the process and make sure you are in love with your portrait before it is shipped.  Once the artwork is complete, the other half down plus shipping is due before the artwork is shipped.

4) Shipping will be quoted based on size, weight and destination.  Artwork is shipped via FedEx ground with professional packaging, insurance and signature delivery.

I want you to LOVE your artwork!  Bringing happiness to you is my number one goal... satisfaction guaranteed.

 

Thank you friends for your patience and support of this small-owned business XO - MELA

All rights to the artwork, licensing and copyright owned by Melinda Lowry Anter (MELA)

Artwork on Display

GALLERY SHOWINGS

South County Art Association

2587 Kingstown Rd

Kingston, RI 02881

March 13 - April 2, 2022

 

Art League RI

80 Fountain St Suite 107A

Pawtucket, RI 02860

June 1 - June 27, 2022

 

Art League RI

80 Washington Street

Providence, RO 02903

July 5 - July 28, 2022

MEMBERSHIPS

South County Art Association

2587 Kingstown Rd

Kingston, RI 02881

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WORK IN PROGRESS

@girl.painted