Seeing Color in the Desert – International Artist Magazine

My article Seeing Color in the Desert (originally posted on 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. Continue reading Seeing Color in the Desert – International Artist Magazine

The Artist As Critic: Art That Inspires

An Interview with Eric Merrell Discussing His Salton Sea Haze and Gustav Klimt’s (1862-1918) Attersee, 1909 by Stephanie Campbell (Summer 2013 issue, CAC Newsletter) Eric Merrell, Salton Sea Haze, Oil on canvas mounted on panel, 30″ x 30″ American Legacy Fine Arts, Pasadena Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), Attersee, 1901, Oil on canvas, 31.57″ x 31.57″ Leopold … Continue reading The Artist As Critic: Art That Inspires

The New Naturalists: Borrego Landscape Painters

“Borrego Desert, Wind Canyon Cliffs,” © Victor Schiro THE NEW NATURALISTS: BORREGO LANDSCAPE PAINTERS by Ann Japenga [], published in the The Sand Paper, Fall 2012 issue of the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association [ABDNHA] If you meet a woman in Surprise Canyon who can name 40 different wildflowers, or a man in rapture over … Continue reading The New Naturalists: Borrego Landscape Painters

New articles

I’m excited to be featured in two new articles which have come out recently – “Eric Merrell – Tranquil Landscapes in the Desert,” by Molly Siple Plein Air Painting Magazine, Fall 2011 (Click the images for larger readable versions) plus “Painting the Desert with Eric Merrell,” by Steve Doherty, August 6, 2011 Continue reading New articles

The New Sublime

An article about the current exhibit at the Salton Sea History Museum will be coming out in the new June issue of Palm Springs Life, written by Ann Japenga and titled “The New Sublime: Artists Working at the Salton Sea Capture the Beauty and Decay with a Fresh Perspective.” Click on the images above to … Continue reading The New Sublime

Cape Cod

Mackerel Dip Net, 12″ x 12″, Oil on linen, ©Logan Maxwell Hagege I’m heading out to paint in Provincetown, at the end of Cape Cod, MA, which was home for many years to artists Charles Hawthorne and Henry Hensche, among others. Looking forward to the trip – this will be the third annual assembly of … Continue reading Cape Cod

An American Paradox

An American Paradox (found here) A Country That Loves Art, Not Artists In a survey of attitudes toward artists in the U.S. a vast majority of Americans, 96%, said they were greatly inspired by various kinds of art and highly value art in their lives and communities. But the data suggests a strange paradox. While … Continue reading An American Paradox