Tag Archive 'San Francisco Bay'

“Footbridge at Hakone Gardens” by Murray Wagnon 36″ x 24″ Oil This studio painting is an enlarged version of a plein air painting I had done a few years ago, of the footbridge at Hakone Gardens, in Saratoga, California. I was painting with my friend Sibyl Johnson during the Los Gatos Plein Air event.

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“Mission San Jose” by Murray Wagnon 20″ x 16″ Oil A View of Mission San Jose as seen from the cemetery wall

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“The Footbridge at Wildwood Park” by Murray Wagnon 18″x24″ Oil This is my second plein air painting of this scene. The first was 12″x16″. I painted this one during a paint-out in Saratoga Ca., with the LGAA Plein Air Group. 

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“Ranch Outbuildings, Santa Teresa” by Murray Wagnon 12″ x 24″ Oil I enjoyed my painting “French Wheat”, so I decided to lend that interpretation to the ranch outbuildings on the hill behind my house.

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“A Ranch in San Gregorio” by Murray Wagnon 11″X14″ Oil My friend and fellow plein air painter, Julia Munger Seelos called to ask if I wanted to join her on an excursion on the San Fransisco Penninsula. Well, Heck yes! So we headed out to the Coast at San Gregorio. She was drawn to the […]

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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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“Bridge Over the Old Spring” by Murray Wagnon 12″ x 18″ Oil There is an old spring that still bubbles up in the creek above New Almaden. In the 1960’s, a new bridge was build directly above the old, fallen down shack that once protected the spring. This scene is in the little park between […]

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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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“El Portal” by Murray Wagnon 16″ x 20″ Oil This is one of the three paintings I did that was in the exhibition at Galleria Tonantzin, for the second San Juan Bautista Plein Air Event. The subject is the cemetery gate, which stands on the edge of the San Andreas Fault escarpment, with the farmland […]

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