A colorful and typical old barn and farm in California, near Sacramento. I hoped to capture the elegant quilt of colors that spreads across this rich Sacramento Valley and surrounding hills. Safflower and sunflowers alongside the newly sprouting tomatoes and young rice patties cover the rich brown California earth. 

I painted this piece using a wet-on-wet technique, as well as layering transparent color on dry previous layers. The piece is on heavyweight paper and will need a frame for display. 

- Nancy Muren

Yellow Safflower

Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front and back

15" h x 21" 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.