California deserts

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.

Announcing Borrego Springs Workshop

The Western Sky, 12" x 16", Oil on panel, Private collection, © Eric Merrell

Title: Desert Painting Workshop with Eric Merrell Location: Borrego Springs (Anza-Borrego Desert State Park), California Dates: March 9 – 11, 2012 Time: 9 am - 4 pm (hour break for lunch) Cost: $450 Description: In this workshop we will emphasize color and design – not copying nature, but using it to create our own voice. The California desert provides a perfect place to learn to simplify, one of the biggest challenges in painting. Californian artist Eric Merrell has spent a good deal of time painting and exploring the California deserts, resulting in two solo exhibitions on opposite coasts of the United States: at The Forbes Gallery (NYC) in 2010 and American Legacy Fine Arts (Pasadena, CA) in 2011. Materials: See my website under Workshops To register: Email eric@ericmerrell.com to register or for more info