Tag Archive 'Sierra Nevada'

“Gayle’s Yard, Auberry” by Murray Wagnon 11″X14″ Oil This painting along the banks of the creek in my Sister’s backyard in Auberry, Calfornia, has appeared in a few on-line publications, due to the “Old School Easel” I had to build after leaving my tripod at home.    

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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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“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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“Half Dome” by Murray Wagnon 9″ x 12″ Oil I have always loved this classic view of Half Dome from the Sentinel¬† drive bridge, reflected in the Merced River. It began to snow again, as I was capturing this image, and, having no chains, I had to retreat from the valley or be stranded. . […]

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“Odd Fellows, Big Oak Flat” by Murray Wagnon 10″ x 8″ Oil Typical of most Gold Rush era mining camps, Big Oak Flat closes tightly around route 120 as it winds it’s way up to the Yosemite Valley. As you enter Big Oak Flat, The left shoulder of the Highway is crowded by some typical […]

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“Monitor Pass” by Murray Wagnon 24” x 12″ Oil As I was driving up through the canyon into Monitor Pass, I was entranced by the ‘splash of color’ amongst the darker trees and rocks across the creek from the road.

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“Mormon Station, Genoa Nevada”” by Murray Wagnon 12” x 9″ Oil While I was staying at my brother’s house in Glenbrook, they dropped me off in Genoa while they went for a bike ride. I spent two more days painting in this old mining town, the oldest settlement in the Utah Territory.

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“Blue Heron Drive” by Murray Wagnon 169″ x 20″ Oil This country dirt road is the way to my Sister’s house in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains

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“Thumb Rock on Little Sandy Creek” by Murray Wagnon 9″ x 12″ Oil This unusual rock is in my Sister’s back yard in Auberry, California SOLD

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“Skunk Harbor, Lake Tahoe” by Murray Wagnon “14 x 11″ Oil This is a plein air painting of Skunk Harbor on the Northeast shore of Lake Tahoe. It is about a 4 mile hike in from the Highway to this old abandoned stone house that was built around the turn of the last century.

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