“The Wisteria Arbor at the Pacific House” by Murray Wagnon 11″ x 14″ Oil This scene of the Wisteria Arbor at the Memorial Garden of the Pacific House was irresistable. I had to give it a try, and I am glad I did!

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“The Wisteria at the Pacific House” by Murray Wagnon 11″ x 14″ Oil My friend Robert Lewis & I went out in search of a subject. When I saw this Wisteria shrub behind the Memorial Garden at the Pacific House, I had to try to capture the image.

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“Jack’s Peak” by Murray Wagnon 14″ x 11″ Oil  I painted this while on a paint-out with the Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association (MBPAPA). Jack’s Peak is a tree shrouded ridge above Monterey, with panoramic views of the bay, from Marina to Point Lobos.

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“The Arcade at Mission San Juan Bautista” by Murray Wagnon 11″ x 14″ Oil This was my effort on the second day of the MBPAPA paint-out at San Juan Bautista.

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“Mission San Juan Bautista” by Murray Wagnon 14″ x 11″ Oil My MBPAPA friends converged on the little Mission town of San Juan Bautista for two days of plein air painting. This was my effort for the first day.  

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“Brick House, Old Monterey” by Murray Wagnon 11″ x 14″ Oil My painting ‘buddy’ Robert Lewis & I chose this spot for a painting of the oldest brick house in California.

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“Wetlands at Moss Landing” by Murray Wagnon 11″ x 14″ Oil I was painting with my MBPAPA friends at the wetlands near the harbor at Moss Landing. It had been raining for weeks, and we finally had a break in the weather for a quick painting, and a great lunch at the Haute Enchilada.

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“White Rose II” by Murray Wagnon 24” x 18″ Oil This Studio painting was done from a smaller 14×11 plein air painting I did for the Soberanes Fire Victims Relief plein air event organized by our friend Erin Lee Gafill in conjunction with Venture Gallery in Monterey. I did this studio painting as a Demonstration […]

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“Bougainvillea” by Murray Wagnon 16” x 20″ Oil On another plein air outing with my buddy Robert Lewis, I found this Bougainvillea growing alongside of the adobe wall near the Bocce Ball courts by the Custom House in “Old Monterey”.

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“The Bridge at Lake El Estero” by Murray Wagnon 11” x 14″ Oil As we were walking to the spot my friend Robert Lewis wanted to paint, I saw this. When we got to his spot, he said “I think I know what you are going to paint”. I guess we have been painting together […]

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