More bigness

I have been gifted a couple of extremely large canvases and it’s been so rewarding to fling paint without regard for how

Terrible beauty

A friend gave me a large canvas she had started working on but never finished. I know how that can be. I accepted it gladly, t

The view from above

I have made a series of paintings that reflect natural shapes that humans create on the landscape – at least in our area. I

More Bruegel influence

Here is a favorite Bruegel painting, “The Fall of Icarus,” which I used as inspiration for my painting “A Busy M

Snowstorms

More work with the masters. I have always admired the work of Francisco Goya and as I scanned through his famous images, one s

More work with the masters

In trying to sharpen my composition skills I am studying the masters. Here is an example of a classic image and then my rendit

“La Lomita,” oil on canvas panel by Melwell, 8×10

A Gene Kloss-inspired painting. Nevermind that the original is a winter-time snow painting. I changed the season, the color, a

“Return of the Procession,” oil on canvas panel by Melwell, 8×10

Inspired by a Gene Kloss composition. If you have not witnessed this event, you owe it to yourself to go just once.

“Witnesses,” oil on canvas panel by Melwell, 8×10

Inspired by a quintessential Gene Kloss composition, “Wind Cloud,” from 1934.

A bonded pair

You know how animal rescue shelters are often trying to adopt pairs that have become bonded together? These two paintings are