Big Sur

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

American Art Collector; Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009)

The February issue of American Art Collector has a great story of the Maine trip and upcoming exhibitions, including lots of images. It should be out on newsstands soon if it isn’t already. And still plenty of time to book your tickets to Boston! Christina’s World, 1948, © Andrew Wyeth, tempera on panel, 32″ x  48″, Museum of Modern … Continue reading American Art Collector; Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009)

The California Art Club’s 98th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition

Aspirations of Man, 22″ x 28″, Oil on canvas, © Eric Merrell You’ve probably noticed by now that I exhibit with and write quite a bit about the California Art Club. I first encountered the group sometime in spring 2000 when I took a term off from Art Center College of Design where I was enrolled (and later … Continue reading The California Art Club’s 98th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition