Desertscapes Paint-out in The Joshua Tree North Wildlife Linkage Evening reception and art auction at Joshua Tree Art Gallery Saturday, April 28, 2012, 5 – 7:30 p.m. Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT), along with California Art Club, is hosting an open air painting event on Saturday, April 28th in a beautiful natural area known as … Continue reading Paint-Out to Benefit Mojave Desert Land Trust
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
July 11-15, 2011 – Representing the Figure: Drawing and Painting I’ll be one of four instructors this summer at CSU Fresno Summer Arts program presenting painting workshops along with F. Scott Hess, Yu Ji, and Samantha Minear. Though the title focuses on the figure as a subject, we’ll also be focusing on still life and … Continue reading CSU Summer Arts Workshop
The Call of the Desert (Box Canyon), 12″ x 16″, Oil on panel, © Eric Merrell The lure of the desert recently bit me again and so I went out to the Coachella Valley to paint with Andrew Dickson, Joe Forkan, Yu Ji and Larry Groff at the Salton Sea and some other great spots … Continue reading Desert Wanderings
The Edge of the Sea, Big Sur, 11″ x 10″, Oil on panel, © Eric Merrell I recently sneaked away for a week of painting up in Big Sur, the absolutely amazing coastline between Monterey and San Luis Obispo. After a hasty packing and evening departure, I arrived in darkness and heavy fog just before … Continue reading Big Sur
Spaceship Landing, 10″ x 10″, Oil on board, © Eric Merrell I recently took a trip out to the Salton Sea to explore and paint with my friends Andrew Dickson and Samantha. Man, what a gorgeous place – but so inhospitable. Not the people, though; we met some very nice folks, including Leonard Knight who built … Continue reading Beware of Fish Scapulas, etc.