Golden State

I grew up in Northern California where summer turns the rolling hills to a burnished gold. With the oaks and sage mingling and creating hillside patterns, it's the classic California landscape. I was recently was able to explore and paint my hometown - here are a few of the pieces done on location.

Summer's Golden Brilliance, 14" x 14" © Eric Merrell

Summer's Golden Brilliance, 14" x 14" © Eric Merrell

The Land You Know, 14" x 14" © Eric Merrell

The Land You Know, 14" x 14" © Eric Merrell

Burnished Hillsides, 12" x 18" © Eric Merrell

Burnished Hillsides, 12" x 18" © Eric Merrell

The Sun's Fiery Stare, 12" x 18" © Eric Merrell

The Sun's Fiery Stare, 12" x 18" © Eric Merrell