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Church of San Martin

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The Church in San Martin, Watercolor of Spanish Mountain Village by J. Armitage

The Church in San Martin (16 x 23 watercolor) $700

San Martin de Trevjo is a sleepy mountain village in Extramadura, Spain.  I spent a happy couple hours wandering among the half-timbered homes there.

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Visiting Sky City

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Visiting Sky City, Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Visiting Sky City (watercolor 12 x 19) $500

Acoma City, a pueblo in New Mexico.

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This Hips Don’t Lie

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The Hips Don't Lie, Orignial Painting of Flaminco Dancer by Jenny Armitage

The Hips Don't Lie (watercolor) $400

Flaminco dancer in Seville.

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Setenil Fortress

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Setinel Fortress, Original Painting of Pueblos Blancos by Jenny Armitage

Setenil Fortress (watercolor 15 x 24) $600

Setenil de los Bodegas of Cadiz Province, Spain is one of the more interesting pueblos blancos of Andulacia.  Unlike most pueblos blancos it occupies either ridge of a valley rather than a hilltop.  Many of the houses are semi-troglodyte, occupying shallow caves in the valley walls.  One street includes a natural tunnel.

The view in this painting is from our apartment porch in Setenil looking across at the old castile.

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The Sant Pau Gates

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Sant Paus Gates, Painting of Sant Pau Hospital by Jenny Armitage

Sant Pau's Gates (watercolor 17 x 22) $700

I was fascinated by the shadows cast by wrought iron gates in front of the Sant Pau Hospital Moderisme in Barcelona, Spain.

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On the Way to the Sagrada Familia

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On the Way to the Sagrada Familia, Painting of Barcelona By Jenny Armitage

On the Way to the Sagrada Familia (watercolor 15 x22) $600

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Under the El

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Under the El, Original Painting of Chicago Illinois, by Jenny Armitage

Under the El (watercolor 16 x 22) $600

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Fall Remnants

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Fall Remnants, Original Artwork by Jenny Armitage

Fall Remnants (collage 16 x 20) $400

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Winter Warrior

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Winter Warrior, Original Tree Painting, by Jenny Armitage

Winter Warrior (watercolor and gouache 16 x 23) SOLD

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Bringing Down The House

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Bringing Down the House, Original Painting of House Demolition by Jenny Armitage

Bringing Down the House (16 x 23 watercolor) $600

This house demolition caught my eye because it was so surprisingly beautiful.


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Foggy Path

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Foggy Path, Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Foggy Path (14 x 22 watercolor on paper) SOLD

Another one that sold before I could post it.  Prints are available at Pixels.

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Twilight Off Michigan Ave.

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Twilight Off Michigan Ave, Watercolor Painting of Chicago, by Jenny Armitage

Twilight Off Michigan Ave, (Watercolor 16 x 22) $600


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Art Institute Reflected

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Art Institute Reflected, Original Painting of Chicago, by Oregon Artist Jenny Armitage

Art Institute Reflected (13 x 19 watercolor) $400

The Art Institute of Chicago, both live and in reflection.


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The El

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The El, Original Painting of Downtown Chicago, by Watercolorist, Jenny Armitage

The El (13 x 18 watercolor) $400

This is downtown Chicago, looking down the El.


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Door to Chicago

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Door to Chicago, an original watercolor by Jenny Armitage

Door to Chicago (watercolor 16 x 22) $700

A look through the Chicago Art Institute’s doorway onto Michigan Ave.


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Morning in Le Marias

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Morning in Le Marais, Original Paining of Paris by Jenny Armitage

Morning in Le Marais (17 x 23 Watercolor) SOLD

My husband, daughter, and I spent a pleasant morning walking through the Le Marais district in Paris, on our way to the Pompiduo Modern Art Museum.  The Le Marais was once inhabited by the French aristocracy and later become center of the Jewish community in Paris.  Post WWII, it is once again inhabited by traditional Jews.  I found the Jewish men’s back hats and suits striking against the back drop of more casually dressed tourists.

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Putting Up Her Hair

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Putting Her Hair Up, Collage Painting, by Jenny Armitage

Putting Her Hair Up (16x20 Collage) $400


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Dutch

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Dutch, Collage Painting of a Dog, by Jenny Armitage

Dutch (16 x 20 Collage) $400

We saw this friendly dog looking out of a canal house in Akmaar.  He just demanded to be immortalized in collage.


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Five Pears

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Five Pears (10 x 25 collage) $150

Collage of hand-printed acrylic mono-prints on collage board.


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Chair with Sunflowers

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Sunflower Collage by Jenny Armitage

Sunflowers with Chair (16 x 20 Collage) $600

This is the first collage I’ve published on-line.  It is hand-printed paper on plywood.

I began my foray into collage by hand-printing and hand-marbling paper to create a paper palate.  I print paper using stamps, found objects, combs, palate knifes, and other implements to texture acrylic paint on a gel pad.  As I work, I stamp a sheet of paper with the paint I’m lifting from the gel pad.  When I have the gel pad textured to my satisfaction, I lift one or two prints from it’s surface by laying paper down on the pad.  Later, I may stamp the gel pad mono-prints with a contrasting color.  The goal is to have many textures in a full range of color and value.

Ultimately I tear the paper into little pieces and glue it to boards with liquitex to create paper “paintings.”


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The Contraption at Number Two

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The Contraption at Number Two, Watercolor By Jenny Armitage

The Contraption at Number Two (12 x 19" watercolor) $400

Walking around The Jordan neighborhood in Amsterdam, we collected interesting variations on the bicycle.  The bicycle-wheelbarrow combination was common.  We saw it used to transport children, tools, and goods.


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A Girl’s Best Friend

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A Girls Best Friend, Bicycle Painting by Jenny Armitage

A Girl's Best Friend (13 x 17" watercolor) $400

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Old Kirk

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Haarlem Kirk, original painting of The Netherlands by Jenny Armitage

Haarlem Kirk (16 x 23 watercolor) $700


We spent our last day in the Neatherlands in Haarlem.  Haarlem is just just under a half hour by train from Amsterdam, but feels like it’s miles away because where Amsterdam is large and lively, Haarlem is small and quiet.

The young women in the foreground were adding more chalk to a square already covered in graffiti. None of it was pictorial and all of it obviously washes off with each night’s rain.


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Fog Over Croisan Valley

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Fog Over Croisan Valley, Original Painting of Salem, Oregon by Jenny Armitage

Fog Over Croisan Valley (17 x 23 watercolor) $600

This painting is a little closer to home than most of my recent work.  I see this view every morning on the way home from my walk down Croisan Scenic Trail.  The trial occupies a long thin, Salem park with our neighborhood a hundred feet above it and Croisan Creek a few hundred feet below it.  The path is beautiful in all seasons and rarely feels nearly as close to town as it is.   It’s particularly evocative in the fog.


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Morning on the Saint Charles Bridge

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Morning on the Saint Charles Bridge, Watercolor Painting by Jenny Armitage

Morning on the Saint Charles Bridge (17 x 23 watercolor) $700

Prague’s most famous landmark, the evocative Saint Charles Bridge hums with tourists in the afternoon.  In the morning it is quietly beautiful.


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After Midnight, A Fairytale View of the Munich Rathous

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After Midnight, Watercolor of Munich Townhall by Jenny Armitage

After Midnight (17 x 23 watercolor) $700

After Midnight began with a lecture and demonstration I did for the The Watercolor Society of Oregon’s Fall 2016 Convention.  For the demo, I painted the Munich Rathaus Tower six time in various stages of completeness.  Below is the one painting of the six I  completed:

Munich Townhall Tower, Original Watercolor Painting by Jenny Armitage

Munich Rathaus (8 x 13 watercolor) $200

I liked the this little painting so much, I felt compelled to do it again in a larger format.  But I didn’t want to just repeat the painting on a larger scale.  The tower, like many in Germany, reminds me of fairy tale illustrations.  So I ran with that notion tweaking the scene just a little to add a rather unreal illustrative moon and an impossible sky.

 

The Rathaus Tower Paintings

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The Stairs To Cesky Krumlov

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Stairs to Cesky Krumlov, Painting by Jenny Armitage

Stairs to Cesky Krumlov (12 x 22 watercolor) $600

Cesky Krumlov  is a magical town of twisting streets, nestled in a river bend.  The castle, churches, and residential neighborhoods  occupy the hill about town.   This is the view is the from the residential neighborhood above the river.  The “street” down into town is actually a stairway.


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Bridge to Cesky Krumlov

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Bridge to Cesky Krumlov, Watercolor by Jenny Armitage

Bridge to Cesky Krumlov (13 x 17 watercolor) $350

Cesky Krumlov sits in a bend of Vltava River in the Czech Republic. It is a walkers town.  And if you walk, you eventually cross the Vltava.  All the bridges are charming and walkable.


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A Friendly Porch

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Oregon City Porch, Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Oregon City Porch (17 x 13 watercolor) $300


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Horsing Around With Accordions

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Horsing Around With Accordian, Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Horsing Around With Accordions (watercolor 17x20) SOLD

Buskers with wearing horse-heads and playing the accordion are standard Vienna fare. We heard these three coming to and going from The Leopold. They were loud, enthusiastic and good, playing both traditional folk and a few pop pieces. But mostly they are just visually fun.

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View From the Cloister

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View From the Cloister, A Watercolor of Westminster Abbey By Jenny Armitage

View From The Cloister (watercolor 15 x 23) SOLD

This is Westminster Abbey as seen through the wrought iron work of the cloister.  It is the view visitors now see just before they exit the abbey complex.   But for hundreds of years it was the view seen by the monks on their way to services.

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Cafe Snapshot

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European Cafe, Watercolor Painting by Jenny Armitage

Snapshot Cafe (watercolor 14 x 23) $600

 

Despite the lack of canals and only a single bicycle, this is Amsterdam on a summer evening. But it could be anyone of a number of European street scenes.

The title is a bit of a pun.  I painted the picture from a series of snapshots, and girls in the foreground are sharing a snapshot.  I hope the atmospheric nature of the painting has little to do with snapshots.


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Dreaming of Prague

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St. Charles Bridge at Night, Watercolor Painting by Jenny Armitage

Dreaming of Prague (watercolor 16 x 21) $600

Impressionists view of the Saint Charles Bridge at night.


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Pillars of the Humanities

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Columns of the Parthenon in Paris France

Pillars of the Humanities (watercolor 17 x 21) $600

This is my first painting since returning from our month long odyssey to Europe. I began with the Pantheon in Paris. I made the cream colored columns vibrant to match the intellectual vibrancy of the persons buried in the crypt: Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Emile Zola, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Louis Braille, Pierre Curie, Marie Curie, Alexandre Dumas.


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Cowboy in Chinatown

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Cowboy in Chinatown, Painting of Victoria, B.C., by Jenny Armitage

Cowboy in Chinatown (watercolor and gouache 16 x 22) $600

There is still a Chinatown in Victoria, B.C., but it’s only a few blocks long now.  The Fantan Cafe dominates the street.   It’s still a fun and colorful place to visit.  The entrance arch remains, and they still hang Chinese lanterns.


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Diocletian Courtyard

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Diocletian Courtyard, Watercolor By Jenny Armitage

Diocletian Courtyard (watercolor 13 x 18) $500

This is an upward view of the courtyard behind the Diocletian Baths currently the Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, in Rome.


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Rafael’s Pillar

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Rafael's Pillar, Painting by Jenny Armitage

Rafael's Pillar (watercolor 13 x 13) $300

A stylized repainting of a detail from one of Rafael’s frescoes at the Vatican.   It was fun to re-imagine, but hardly an improvement on the original.


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Three Towers

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Three Laccan Towers, Watercolor Painting by Jenny Armitage

"Three Luccan Towers" (17 x 19 watercolor) $500

Another Italian painting, this time of Lucca.  The view is from a window in yet a fourth tower.  I will have to paint the tower we climbed.  The oak trees growing from it’s roof give it a surreal feel.


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City Portal: More of Chicago

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City Portal, Painting of Chicago, By Jenny Armitage

City Portal (12 x 22 watercolor) $500

The Art Institute of Chicago again, this time from the inside.  While my daughter gift shopped, I took a whole series of photographs of the two doors to Michigan Ave.  The great doors with their iconic lamps and the people silhouetted in front fascinated me.


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The Art Institute of Chicago

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Witing for the Museum to Open, a Chicago Painting by Jenny Armitage

Just Before the Museum Opens (watercolor 17 x 22) $600

I love city light.   The shafts of light created by openings in the tall buildings, the reflectivity of building and pavement, and the flat surfaces for shadows all lead to one thing—drama.

This particular drama is the long shadows and the warm glow of  a Chicago winter morning.  The crowd is up early and waiting for The Art Institute of Chicago to open up.   The crowd and bus hide one lion, but the other can be seen peeking out from behind the traffic light.


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