San Gabriel Mission

Eclectic L.A. - Four Perspectives

These paintings will be exhibited along with a few more of mine at American Legacy Fine Arts (ALFA) in Pasadena, CA, as part of the exhibit "Eclectic L.A. - Four Perspectives." One of the fascinating parts of Los Angeles is it's history, which it always seems to be trying to sweep under the rug as the city tries to reinvent itself daily or weekly with shinynewfacades and such. The truth is, L.A. has a great amount of history: colorful, storied, and widely varied to suit any interest, but Hollywood and it's parade of celebrities make all the noise and so receives all the attention. Swing by the Artists' Reception on November 10, 2012 from 4 – 6 P.M. and see another side of Los Angeles.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House, 12" x 16", © Eric Merrell

Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House, 12" x 16", © Eric Merrell

In "Eclectic L.A." you'll also find work by these three fellers: Scott W. Prior, Tony Peters, and Alexander Orlov. The exhibition runs from November 10 - December 8, 2012.

Hollywood Reservoir, 12" x 16", © Eric Merrell

Hollywood Reservoir, 12" x 16", © Eric Merrell

Striking a Note: Sunset on the San Gabriel Mission Campanario , 12" x 12", © Eric Merrell

Striking a Note: Sunset on the San Gabriel Mission Campanario, 12" x 12", © Eric Merrell

New Paintings

Sunset in Bronson Quarry, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, 18" x 24", Oil on panel, © Eric Merrell

Here are some new pieces I've been working on, all done on location over a series of days.

Summer Twilight, 16" x 20", Oil on canvasboard, © Eric Merrell

The San Gabriel Mission, 12" x 16", Oil on panel, © Eric Merrell

Charred Landscape (Angeles National Forest), 12" x 16", Oil on panel, © Eric Merrell

This is from the area of the Station Fire in the Angeles National Forest/San Gabriel Mountains last year. It's still open to drive through, but it seems like fully half the forest was torched. Eerily beautiful. Lots of strong new growth too.

A Reflection of a Reflection of a Reflection (San Gabriel Mission Bell Tower), 12" x 12", Oil on canvas mounted on panel, © Eric Merrell