There are many California landscapes illuminated by wonderful light. Being interested in light, I am intrigued with the shapes it produces when landing on the objects I am painting. I mostly create my bright colors from the primary colors and a few pure secondary transparent watercolor paints. This ensures clear bright color. Watercolor is the ideal medium for expressing light because of its transparent nature. By combining watercolor paper, layers or glazes of transparent paint, and time to dry between each glaze, the colors glow through each other. I love to see the painting develop right before my eyes. This piece is on heavyweight paper and will need a frame for display.

- Nancy Muren


Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front and back

16" h x 22" w 
0 lbs. 8 oz.



Nancy Muren
Davis, California

Getting to Know Nancy

Nancy Muren likes to slow down and appreciate the unique qualities in overlooked items. She feels that in our rapid lifestyle, and with all our new gadgets, “we might miss something very interesting and beautiful.” That’s what she hopes to portray in her paintings. She also finds inspiration in her four grown children. When she’s not painting, she enjoys walking, swimming, riding her bike and hunting for treasures at thrift stores and estate sales. She currently lives in California. Fun fact: on her dad’s side, her ancestors were on the first boat of settlers headed to the shores of Quebec, Canada.