Tag Archive 'Rain'

“Rain Clouds Above Carmel Valley” by Murray Wagnon 11” x 14″ Oil I had been asked again to Judge the “Paint the Village” plein air event at the Quail & Olive, in Carmel Valley Village. The weather was very stormy, but I took advantage of a break in the rain to capture this image of […]

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“Salinas Valley Lupine” by Murray Wagnon 12″ x 24″ Oil A bunch of friends from MBPAPA (Monterey Bay Plein Air Painter Association) were meeting along Highway 68 to paint the blooming Lupine. This was my interpretation of the rolling hills between Salinas and Monterey, under a heavy veil of Salinas Valley Lupine.

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“Early Snow on the Merced River” by Murray Wagnon 32″X24″ Oil I was staying with a friend in Groveland, California, and on the way home I decided to go through Yosemite and do a painting. As I was doing a 12×9 plein air painting of Half Dome, it began to snow, which was fine with […]

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“The Loft” by Murray Wagnon 36″X24″ Oil I painted this on Christmas Day. I was looking through an old sketch book, and found a drawing I had done, based on a Brassai photograph of the interior of Picasso’s studio in Montmartre.

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“La Forêt-New Almaden“ by Murray Wagnon 12″ x 18″ Oil I’ve been driving by this spot in New Almaden, waiting for the leaves to fall off the trees in the foreground, so I could see “La Forêt Restaurant”. Went by the other day, but still too many leaves, and WAY too cold!. . . (couldn’t […]

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“Harvey Bear Ranch” by Murray Wagnon 18″ x 24″ Oil It was a cold, stormy day, when the MBPAPA  group painted at the Harvey Bear Ranch in San Martin. The temperature was dropping when I finished painting, and the rain began soon afterward. I have loved old barns ever since living next to one as […]

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“Like Tears, in Rain. . .“ by Murray Wagnon 14″ x 12″ Oil I found my Weeping Cherry Tree one morning, shrouded in a driving rain. I painted this from the shelter of my porch. You should see this tree in the Spring. I’ll have to do another painting of it from this angle when […]

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“Reach for the Sky” by Murray Wagnon 14″ x 12″ Oil This was the third painting I had in the San Juan Bautista Plein Air Event Exhibition. The sky was in turmoil on the last day of the event. The weather was cold and blustery, and rain was moving in. I had decided to “pack […]

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“Morning – Moss Landing” by Murray Wagnon 24″ x 18″ Oil The morning mist was heavy, almost a drizzle, when I stopped to paint this scene of the marina in Moss Landing.

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“Morning Fog at North Point” by Murray Wagnon 20″ x 16″ Oil These stone steps, at North Point in the Point Lobos State Preserve, have always brought to my mind the tales of Robert Lewis Stevenson. One morning, as I was making my way to Cypress Cove, I found the area shrouded in a dense […]

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