Feldman's Photography

 

Melanie Feldman
"The Painter of Women"

Melanie Feldman, "The Painter of Women", was born in Chicago while caravaning

throughout the United Sates with a Jazz ensemble comprised of her parents and their

families. In the early 1960s, she settled in Maderia Beach, Florida, along with her

parents and two brothers.

 

She has been a portrait painter since her early teens and became a photographic

artist in the 80s. As a very young woman she was a protégé of the chief restorer and

replication artist for the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. Over the years, she

also apprenticed under various professional illustrators and graphic artists.

From 1987-2015, Melanie along with husband and Master Photographer Alan

Feldman, owned Feldman's Photography, a successful portrait studio in Brandon,

Florida. As a photographic team they have worked and taught throughout the world.

Together, they have the distinction of being the only husband-wife team to represent

the U.S.A. in two World Congress of Professional Photographers.

 

Most of her life, Melanie has been a traditional and classical painter. In 2004 she

accepted the challenge from her husband, Alan, to develop her own recognizable

style and create a body of work inspired by self-expression.

 

The results of this challenge is a body of work that reflects the universal inner

feelings and spirituality of women in todays' society.

Welcome to my world!

My name is Melanie.

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A portrait of a little girl dressed like her mother looking in a mirror A sepia toned portrait of two brothers Don't Look Back
A Black & White portrait of a father holding triplets A portrait of a beautiful girl with blond hair sitting on the beach holding a sea shell A sepia toned portrait of a father kissing his small son
A portrait of a little girl dressed in white sitting on a white wicker chair Fragmented A portrait of a little girl sitting on a maroon couch
A portrait of three siblings looking up a the photographer An outdoor portrait of little girl holding a flower wearing a white sun hat A portrait of a mother and daughther sitting on a log near a lake
A photo composite of three images of a small child created in Black & White A business card with a portrait of two young musicians A models comp card showing four different expressions
Pissed Off A portrait of two sisters dressed in pink sitting outdoors Shabbot Shalom
Balancing Act The Gift The Veil
Transition Trilogy What Is Your Point
Whirls, Curls and Swirls Woman of Color Yin & Yang
Whirls, Curls and Swirls Woman of Color Yin & Yang
Whirls, Curls and Swirls Woman of Color Yin & Yang
Whirls, Curls and Swirls Woman of Color Yin & Yang
Whirls, Curls and Swirls Woman of Color Yin & Yang
Whirls, Curls and Swirls Woman of Color Whirls, Curls and Swirls

My Mediums of Choice

People always ask me what medium I use in my paintings. The answer is all types of

mixed media.

When choosing a medium I consider whatever concept I want to express. For instance,

in the painting "Whats your Point" I used watercolor and metallic inks. Watercolor

lends a softness to the ballerinas along with the pointillistic style. Also the transparent

color embellished with metallic ink give it a dream like luminosity.

 

My next work I might choose oil or acrylic. It all depends on the mood. Sometimes it

is just what I call a happy accident. A goof or a splat that needs covering. Most often, I

try to think it through.

 

I love experimentation where I often end up with a totally different look than my

original vision. I always ask my self does it have good composition? Composition is

the bones of the work. I then make sure the painting has impact, a main subject, and

then most important pleasing color harmony. It is also fun to use maybe four colors

and only use them together or when combined to make another color.

"Drama Queen" was done with Analagous colors (they reside next to each other on the

color wheel.

"Woman of Color" was done with complimentary colors which are opposite of each

other on the color wheel.

 

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