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Cover Art El Meyer Watercolor Painting on Location Photo of El Meyer on Painting excursion
El Meyer
(late 20th century)

Popular watercolorist El Meyer
lived on the Russian River and often painted scenes plein air throughout Marin and Sonoma Counties. His works were a favorite of local northcoast art collectors.

In his book, Watercolor Painting on Location El enthusiastically promotes the idea of painting plein air. "There is no question that painting a watercolor on location can provide the artist with more inspiration than can be found any other way. All of our knowledge suddenly comes into focus when we observe nature's textures, patterns, and shapes."

El's book is an excellent guide to plein air painting, discussing many of the eliments and issues encountered by both serious and recreational painters.

Below is an original painting by El showing Shell Beach on Tomales Bay. Click here to see the both the front and back cover blurbs from his book.


El Meyer Shell Beach Tomales Bay

Shell Beach, Tomales Bay
Watercolor, 14 1/4 x 20 1/4
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