Native Grass and Coal
16” W x 20” H
Watercolor on stretched Arches paper
“Nothing is really black or white, even the blackest coal is speckled with tiny bits of turquoise as it reflects the sky. Yellow grass sparkles white in the sun as it winds and twists searching for water pushed by wind. I really enjoyed looking for all the different colors in black and white”. – Melissa Merritt
Melissa is a watercolor artist and illustrator in Santa Fe, NM. She is inspired by the colors and textures of nature and her affinity for plants allows an unconventional perspective that shapes her compositions.