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The Covid Line

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Covid Laundry, Watercolor Painting by Jenny Armitage

The Covid Line (watercolor 16 x 23) Available

Our laundry now sports multiple face coverings for protecting self and others during the Covid 19 pandemic.  Like all laundry, it’s at least pretty on the line

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Back-lit Bramble

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Back Lit Bramble, Watercolor Painting by Jenny Armitage

Back-Lit Bramble (watercolor 16 x 23) Available

We aren’t going much of anywhere this summer due to Covid-19.  Lucky for us, nearby Croisen Scenic Trail provides endless scenic fodder.  This particular scene, is in the less trafficked part of the trail below Sprague High School.

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Harbor Ripples

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Harbor Ripples, Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Harbor Ripples (watercolor 12 x 16) available

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The Ultimate Alley View Take Two

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The Ultimate Alley View Take Two, Painting of the Duomo By Jenny Armitage

The Ultimate Alley View Take Two (watercolor 10 x 13) commission

A little commissioned piece based on a larger more colorful  painting I did some years ago.

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Park Giant

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Giant Pine, Original Watercolor Painting by Jenny Armitage

Park Giant (watercolor 17 x 23) Available

Portrait of an imposing pine tree in the Salem, Oregon Pioneer Cemetery.

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Dappled Spring Trail One and Two

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Dappled Spring Trail, Original Painting By Jenny Armitage

Dappled Spring Trail (watercolor 16 x 23) Available

 

Dappled Spring Trail II, Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Dappled Spring Trail II (watercolor 13 x 21) Available

Two sunny spring views, of the trial below our house in Salem, Oregon.   Croisan Creek Trail, is an endless source of inspiration. During the current shelter in place orders, it is even more valuable as an escape.

 

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Harbor Abstract II

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Harbor Abstract II, Watercolor Painting by Jenny Armitage

Harbor Abstract II (17 x 23 watercolor) Available

A harbor existing only in my teeming brain.

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Stone-Drop Before the Bridge

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Stone Drop Before the Bridge, Watercolor Painting by Jenny Armitage

Stone-Drop Before the Bridge (watercolor 13 x 18) Available

Water is ever fascinating.  This time it is the ripple pattern caused by a stone landing the the Llangollen Canal, in Shropshire, England that caught my eye.

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Lithe Birch

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Lithe Birch, Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Lithe Birch (watercolor 13 x 19) available

An upwards look at a graceful birch.

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Looking Up Cologne

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Looking Up Cologne, Original Watercolor by Jenny Armitage

Looking Up Cologne (watercolor 10 x 14) available

The tower leading up to Cologne Cathedral’s tower is uniquely lit with multiple windows.  Here is my take on the view up to the bells.

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Harbor of the Mind

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Harbor Abstract I, Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Harbor Abstract I (watercolor 15 x 19) Available

The abstract harbor view contains reference material from Wales, to Oregon, British Columbia, to Washington State. Prints are available here.

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Barcelona Night

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Barcelona Night, Original Painting of Spain by Jenny Armitage

Barcelona Night (watercolor 13 x 19) Available

Barcelona in January.  Even after midnight the streets still bustle.  Prints available here.

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Fall Light

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Fall Light on Croisen Trail, Original Watercolor By Jenny Armitage

Fall Light on Croisen Trail (watercolor 12 x 19) Available

Another view of the hill below our house. Prints are available here.

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Winter Oak

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Looking Up at An Oak, Original Watercolor Painting by Jenny Armitage

Winter Oak (watercolor 14 x 18) Available

 

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Llangollen Canal

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The Bridge in Our Wake, Watercolor of the Llangollen Canal by Jenny Armitage

The Bridge in Our Wake (watercolor 15 x 19) Available

This is the beautifully rural Llangollen Canal, near Llangollen, Wales.  As you can see from the wake, I took the reference photos for this painting looking back over the stern of our little narrowboat.   To be ridiculously specific, this Bridge 36W looking back towards Trevor Basin on the last leg of our journey to Llangollen itself.  Its idyllic up there.

Prints are available here.

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The Bones of Dinas Bran

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The Bones of Dinas Bran, Original Watercolor Painting by Jenny Armitage

The Bones of Dinas Bran (watercolor 19 x 23) Available

This  is bits and pieces of what’s left of Castell Dinas Bran, sometimes referred to as  Crow’s Fortress or Crow Castle.  The castle was probably built  sometime in the 1260s by Gruffydd II ap Madog, making it the only Welsh Castle we visited to actually have been built by the Welsh.   The castle is now an evocative ruin perched on the hilltop above Llangollen.

We walked a mile or so up to see it after having moored within sight of it the night before.  It’s a powerful sight whether seen from above or below.

Purchase fine art prints here.

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Moored Garden

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Moored Garden, Original Painting of a Narrowboat, by Jenny Armitage

Moored Garden (watercolor 17 x 23) available

Another painting from our narrowboating trip on the Llangollen. This time there’s actually a narrowboat in the painting, not to mention the canal itself. I took the reference photo for this painting not far from Ellesmere.

Prints are available here.

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Chester Rows

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Chester Eastgate Clock, Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

All Rows Lead to the Eastgate Clock (watercolor 17 x 23) available

Chester’s pride and joy, is the The Rows, a shopping district of more or less authentic Elizabethan building centered around the The Queen’s Jubilee Clock set over the Eastgate of the city walls. Prints are available here.

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Welsh Farmhouse

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Late Afternoon Denbighshire, Original Landscape by Jenny Armitage

Late Afternoon Denbighshire (watercolor 17 x 23) available

We are just back from a narrowboating trip on the Llangollen Canal in North Wales.  Paradoxically, we spent much of our week’s boat rental walking on dry land both along the canal and into the countryside.  This particular walk was along part of the Offa’s Dyke Path just a few miles west of Chirk Marina.  The typical slate farmhouse in the mid-ground was visible for most of our late afternoon walk. Prints are available here.

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Shadow Over the Hilltop

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Shadows Over the Hilltop, An Origianl Landscape Painting by Jenny Armitage

Shadows Over the Hilltop (watercolor 10 x 15) available

Shadows on the hillside above Croisan Creek, Salem, Oregon.

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Looking Up Saint Peters

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Looking Up Saint Peters an Original Watercolor by Jenny Armitage

Looking Up Saint Peters (watercolor 15 x 17) available

An upwards look at St. Peters, in Rome.

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Forest Window

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Forest Window, Original Watercolor, by Jenny Armitage

Forest Window (watercolor 13 x 19) Sold

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Cresting the Hill

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Cresting the Hill, an Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Cresting the Hill (watercolor 16 x 23) Available

Another forest painting from Croisan Scenic Trail.

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Urban Flight

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Urban Flight, Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Urban Flight (watercolor 17 x 22) available

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Northwest by Victorian

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Northwest by Victorian, An Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Northwest by Victorian (watercolor 15 x 22) Available

This is a fantasy grouping of the real Victorian houses just east of downtown Albany, and the rather prominent church just west of downtown.
Purchase the original or a fine art print here.

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Old Woman

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Old Woman, Watercolor Painting of a Tree by Jenny Armitage

Old Woman (watercolor 16 x 21) SOLD

An upwards look at the woods backing our yard. Either you will see the old woman or you won’t. If you do see her, you won’t be able to stop seeing her.

This painting has sold, but you can still purchase a fine art reproduction here.

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Lacy Edge

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Lacey Edge, Original Watercolor Painting by Jenny Armitage

Lacey Edge (watercolor 12 x 17) Available

Watercolor painting of the lacy patterns made by light on the forest edge.
Purchase the original or a fine art reproduction here.

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Spring Tangle

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Spring Tangle, Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Spring Tangle (watercolor 14 x 19) Sold

This painting has sold, but you can purchase a fine art reproduction here.

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Millersburg

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Millersberg, Watercolor Painting of a Nightlit Chemical Plant by Jenny Armitage

Millersberg (watercolor 20 x 23) Available

I have driven past this plant on I-5 countless times at night, and have never failed to marvel how beautiful this chemical plant is under it’s own night lights.  Here it is on a rainy night.

Purchase the original or a fine art reproduction here.

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Early Spring

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Early Spring, Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Early Spring (watercolor on yupo 11 x 14) Available

A little bit like alcohol ink, but more controllable. This painting is watercolor on Yupo, which is a little like painting on glass.

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Pantheon Spotlight

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Pantheon Spotlight, Watercolor Painting by Jenny Armitage

Pantheon Spotlight (watercolor 12 x 17) Available

The dome in the Roman Pantheon is open to the sky.  It provides all of the natural light in the church.  The result is slowly moving spotlight, picking out first one wall than another in the Pantheon.

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Looking Towards Home

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Looking Up Towards Home, Original Watercolor by Jenny Armitage

Looking Up Towards Home II (watercolor 13 x 19) Sold

Walking home from a morning walk in the woods we looked up the hill towards our house into magical morning light.  I’ve done my best to capture that light in this pair of paintings.

Looking Up Towards Home, Original Painting of Light Through Trees by Jenny Armitage

Looking Up Towards Home I (watercolor 13 x 19) Sold

These paintings have sold, but you can still purchase prints here.

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Spring Snow On Croisan Trail

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Spring Snow on Croisan Trail, Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Spring Snow on Croisan Train (watercolor 14 x 19) Available

We walked Croisan Scenic Trail all this winter, rain, snow, or shine.  It is beautiful in the snow.

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Segovia Monument

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Segovia Monument, Original Painting of Spain by Jenny Armitage

Segovia Monument (watercolor 14 x 18) SOLD

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Empty Nest IV: Breaking Out

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Empty Next IV, Abstract Watercolor by Jenny Armitage

Breaking Out: Empty Nest IV (watercolor 18 x 21) Available

Another painting based on my empty nest.

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Seville: City of Color

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To The Cathedral, Watercolor Painting of Seville, Spain by Jenny Armitage

To the Cathedral (watercolor 15 x 19) SOLD

Santa Cruz in the Barrio on a street leading to the Seville Cathedral.

This painting has sold, but you can still purchase a fine art print.

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Wings From Home: Empty Nest III

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Wings From Home, Watercolor by Jenny Armitage

Wings From Home: Empty Nest III (watercolor 23 x 17) Available

Another painting based on the empty nest I found in our yard.

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Looking Up

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Looking Up, an Original Painting of a Gothic Cathedral, by Jenny Armitage

Looking Up (watercolor 12 x 17) Available

Looking up from the nave of Salamanca Cathedral, Spain.

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Waking Forest

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Waking Forest, Original Painting of a Nymph by Jenny Armitage

Waking Forest (watercolor 13 x 18) Available

A Columbia Gorge nymph emerges out of the landscape.

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Empty Nest II

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Empty Nest II, An Abstract Painting by Jenny Armitage

Empty Nest II (watercolor 15 x 19) Available

Reflections on becoming an empty nester, via abstract variations of a bird’s nest I found in my backyard.

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