El Velorio

I’m excited to participate this year in El Velorio, a Day of the Dead themed art exhibition and event held November 8, 2014 at Plaza de la Raza, 3540 N. Mission Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90031 (Lincoln Heights). Check out the artwork in the exhibit here. This family-friendly event will have face painting, music, food, … Continue reading El Velorio

Seeing Color in the Desert – International Artist Magazine

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. Continue reading Seeing Color in the Desert – International Artist Magazine

Upcoming Workshops

I’ve just put new painting workshops on the calendar, so they’re now open to registration. These workshops have limited space available, and are filled on a first come first served basis. For more info and to register, visit ericmerrell.com/workshops.html FALL 2014 WORKSHOPS IN THE MOONLIGHT: NOCTURNE PAINTING WORKSHOP Pasadena, CA October 4-5, 2014, $275 PAINTING … Continue reading Upcoming Workshops

Painting Nocturnes

Moonwashed Desert, 21″ x 24″, Oil on canvas mounted on panel, © Eric Merrell I’ll be teaching a workshop next weekend, Oct. 12-13, 2013, focusing on painting nocturnes. If you’re interested in signing up for this unique experience, you can find more info here. Ever since I began painting at night it’s been a deep … Continue reading Painting Nocturnes