Tag Archive 'Winter'

“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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“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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“Storm Clouds on Jack’s Peak – El Niño“ by Murray Wagnon 11” x 14″ Oil We were being battered by rainstorms here on the coast, but during a lull, I could see from my kitchen window, the next storm, shrouding the forest on Jack’s Peak. I had to try to capture the effect, so I […]

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“Breakfast at Asnieres” by Murray Wagnon 11″ x 14″ Oil Somehow, for the last two years, as the anniversary of Van Gogh’s death approaches, I come up with a painting that pays homage to him. this is not something I plan, it just happens. This little studio painting originated from a black & white photograph […]

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“The Terrace Wall” by Murray Wagnon 18″ x 24″ Oil This 18×24 studio painting started life as an interpretation from a pencil sketch of a village scene by Camille Pissaro. As the image began to develop however, it decided to become a morning scene from a terrace overlooking the bay. Sometimes you’ve just got to […]

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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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