San Gabriel Mountains

Los Angeles Fine Art Show

Morris Reservoir Shoreline, San Gabriel Mountains, 12" x 12", Oil on panel, © Eric Merrell

The 17th Annual Los Angeles Fine Art Show opens up tomorrow, January 18th, and runs through January 22nd. Two pieces of mine will be there: a new painting, "Morris Reservoir Shoreline, San Gabriel Mountains" will be in the California Art Club's booth, and "Commanding View, San Gabriel Mountains" will be at American Legacy Fine Art's booth.

January 18-22, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall B

Wednesday, January 18th -Collector & Press Preview: 5pm to 6pm -Patron Reception: 6pm to 7pm -Opening Night Premiere Party: 7pm to 10pm

General Show Dates: January 19-22nd -Thursday, January 19th: 11am to 7pm -Friday, January 20th: 11am to 7pm -Saturday, January 21st : 11am to 7pm -Sunday, January 22nd: 11am to 5pm

Commanding View, San Gabriel Mountains, 26" x 24", Oil on canvas mounted on panel, © 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