Eric Merrell

Evening Crumbles into the Hills; Angeles National Forest, Hwy 2, Near Red Box

  • 12" x 12", artwork
  • Contemporary

Description
This scene was painted in the mountains as evening falls, and displays the effect of lighting in the evening on the surrounding area. As Eric Merrell was painting, he noticed that the day itself seemed to be eroding simultaneously with the hills, both crumbling into the night. The sunlight itself seems to have a physical form that drapes itself over and melts onto the mountains, drowning them in evening light and contributing to the crumble of time. This piece reflects Merrell’s interest of capturing feelings and moments of time, and giving them meaning and life through his canvas.

 

Provenance
Acquired by American Legacy Fine Arts directly from the artist

Exhibitions
The External and The Contemplative at American Legacy Fine Arts, Pasadena, CA, October 24-November 21, 2015

Publications
American Art Collector Editorial, October 2015, p. 138


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Description
This scene was painted in the mountains as evening falls, and displays the effect of lighting in the evening on the surrounding area. As Eric Merrell was painting, he noticed that the day itself seemed to be eroding simultaneously with the hills, both crumbling into the night. The sunlight itself seems to have a physical form that drapes itself over and melts onto the mountains, drowning them in evening light and contributing to the crumble of time. This piece reflects Merrell’s interest of capturing feelings and moments of time, and giving them meaning and life through his canvas.