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.
San Gabriel Mission
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