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