My article Seeing Color in the Desert (originally posted on CaliforniaDesertArt.com) has been reprinted in the August/September 2014 issue of International Artist magazine. It originally started with notes from my sketchbook about what I was observing while out painting, and what to do about certain problems that color posed or provided a solution to.
The Water That Is Entirely Jewels, 11″ x 14″, Oil on panel, © Eric Merrell Why should an artist paint on location? How do I know what to paint? How do I create personal work that stands out? I hope you’ll join me for a few workshops that I’ll be teaching this October in the … Continue reading Master Workshops: Pasadena, Carmel and More
I’ve just returned from a week of painting and teaching in California’s Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. This was the second 3-day workshop I’ve taught there, and was excited to return. I love this part of the desert, and this trip afforded me a little more time to explore and paint a few new locations. I … Continue reading Painting Workshop in the Anza-Borrego Desert
STILL LIFE PAINTING WORKSHOP (in conjunction with The Fine Art Collaborative) I’m looking forward to this great collaboration of artists and instructors coming this summer. Organized by The Fine Art Collective, numerous workshops and lectures will be held over three days by many familiar names, including these folks: John Asaro, Glenn Dean, Frank Gardner, Logan … Continue reading Still Life Painting Workshop (FAC)
The Western Sky, 12″ x 16″, Oil on panel, Private collection, © Eric Merrell Title: Desert Painting Workshop with Eric Merrell Location: Borrego Springs (Anza-Borrego Desert State Park), California Dates: March 9 – 11, 2012 Time: 9 am – 4 pm (hour break for lunch) Cost: $450 Description: In this workshop we will emphasize color … Continue reading Announcing Borrego Springs Workshop
This Too Shall Pass – Arroyo Seco, 9″ x 12″, Oil on panel, © Eric Merrell (Private collection) I’ll be giving a short presentation about my work at 1 pm on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at the Henderson Community Building, 72559 Highway 111 at El Paseo (Entrada del Paseo) in Palm Desert for the 6th … Continue reading Palm Desert and Pasadena events
Near the Oases, 12″ x 16″, Oil on panel, © Eric Merrell As part of the inaugural exhibition Valley of the Ancient Lake: Works Inspired by the Salton Sea at the newly renovated Salton Sea History Museum, Andrew Dickson, Joe Forkan and myself are scheduled to speak at the museum on April 23 from 1-3 … Continue reading Artist Talk at the Salton Sea Museum