"Before the Snow Flies," oil on linen panel by Melwell, 8x10

More work with the masters. I have always admired the work of Francisco Goya and as I scanned through his famous images, one struck me as almost looking like it was set in the Southwest.

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Francisco_de_Goya_y_Lucientes_-_The_Snowstorm_

I decided to do my own, overt Southwestern rendering of the same composition (albeit a much smaller format and a much more naive style). Here is my painting using the Goya reference material.

 

"Before the Snow Flies," oil on linen panel by Melwell, 8x10
“Before the Snow Flies,” oil on linen panel by Melwell, 8×10