Ed Mell and I go way back. I will say this: the bastard can paint. From 1982 to 1986 we shared studio space at 10th & Oak in downtown Phoenix.
Learned a ton from this guy and when it comes to painting and the laws of atmospheric effects, Edmundo carries the badge.
To say that I am often accused of ripping off the Mell clouds is, well, not out of the ordinary.
When I posted this, I got this response:
Steve Opitz Looks like Bell Clouds over Mell Mountain?!?
Retro Sketch Page Mell Reference Poaching:
Okay, wise guy, no Mell reference here!
Jamming on a bunch of paintings and subjects.
Winter Is Coming, Part 38:
"I never thought dragons would burn MY city," sobs woman who voted for the Dragons Burning Peoples' Cities Party.
Just got contacted by a TV show that wants to use a painting I did to commemorate Columbus bringing horses and cattle to the New World:
"Every artist was first an amateur."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson