Tag Archive 'SAn Juan Bautista'

“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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“Moonlight, San Juan Bautista” by Murray Wagnon 11″ x 14″ Oil Tonight, I did something, as an artist, that I have never done before, and I learned an important lesson pursuant to that endeavor. I painted a Nocturne. Nocturne is the term for a plein air painting done at night. Kenn Backhaus, in a workshop […]

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“From the Shade Trees” by Murray Wagnon 11″ x 14″ Oil I painted this scene of the Mission from the picnic tables under some shade trees, still recuperating from standing in the sun all morning painting the old Pepper tree.

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“Old Pepper Tree & Adobe Wall” by Murray Wagnon 11″x 14″ Oil My second painting for the “Paint San Juan Bautista III” event brought into play the old “Mad dogs & Englishmen” saying, because the day was very hot, and I was being very English, standing in the street, painting this old Pepper tree. This […]

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“The Arch at Mission San Juan Bautista” by Murray Wagnon 11″ x 14″ Oil This was my first painting for the “Paint San Juan Bautista III” Event. As I was finishing, the groundskeeper came and cut off all of the branches in the foreground, which were giving me shade. Timing is everything.

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“Old Pepper -San Juan Bautista-” by Murray Wagnon 11″ x 14″ Oil In preparation for this years “Paint San Juan Bautista” event, I joined some of my fellow MBPAPA artists to do some “warm-up” paintings in the old Mission town. I have always loved this old Pepper tree by the Castro-Breen House and grounds. Old […]

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“An Old Barn in San Benito County” by Murray Wagnon 8″ x 24″ Oil If you go back through this archive, you will see that this isn’t the first time I’ve painted this old barn in San Juan Bautista. I hope it won’t be the last, but by the way it looks, the next time […]

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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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“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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