Water is everywhere is Melissa Bonin's work and everywhere you look is soft light. Morning light and evening light is prevalent in her work. Bonin's style is in contrast to her former mentor, Elmore Morgan's, plein-air" style of work as she likes to go out and research the waters and then come back to her studio after she has processed what she has seen.   She studies and she learns and returns. Inspiration comes after the spirit has had it's moment with it.
Sunrise at Lake Martin
Lake Martin foggy morning cattle fence
 The cool colors of the Lake Martin sunrise begin to burn away as the sun greets the cypress arms.
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