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Jim Trolinger and the Magnificent Six: Showdown at Joshua Tree

Ed. note: In the grand tradition of early desert painters, Jim Trolinger sees plein air painting as a team sport. We previously posted Jim’s tale of his group’s Death Valley expedition. In his latest account, the optical physicist and his merry band of painters take on Joshua Tree. In February 2018, the Magnificent Six+ returned to Joshua Tree National Park for yet another desert paint out. Jim Trolinger, Pauline Abbott, Zeke Guspan, Geoffrey Winnie, Steven Seizo Nakamura, and Jesse Fortune are the original Magnificent Six and the plus comprises artist friends who join in various outings; this paint out included…

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Joshua Trees in The OC, Agnes’ Spirit Guide, New Morongo Gallery and More

Joshua Trees in The OC, Agnes’ Spirit Guide, New Morongo Gallery and More

In the spirit of the early desert painters, Jim Trolinger and a band of talented friends are taking on the California deserts one by one. They’ve twice journeyed to Death Valley, and they descended on Joshua Tree in March. You can see the results of their three day JT paint-out this Saturday at Location 1980 gallery in Costa Mesa. The desert show is up through the end of the month. Trolinger’s sojourns are marked by cooperation and experimentation. “This is not a class,” he tells participants. “There are no requirements, no tests, and you can paint whatever and wherever excites…

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