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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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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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Intrepid

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Small Original Painting of a Tree Atop a Cliff, By Jenny Armitage

Intrepid (Alcohol Ink 4 x 7) Sold

A little painting of a tree hanging on in hard spot.

 

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A Few Alcohol Ink Mini Paintings

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These are my very first alcohol ink paintings. The process is fast and exciting if not exactly controllable. Each of these paintings was completed in under thirty minutes working on Yupo with an eyedropper, cotton ball, cotton swab, gravity, and a mister. The good news it creates beautiful glowing results almost by magic. The bad news is that over half the painting made this way are fit only for the trash. These are the winners:

Blue Mountains I, Small Original Painting, by Jenny Armitage

Blue Mountains I (alcohol ink 5 x 6) Available

Blue Mountains II, Small Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Blue Mountains II (Alcohol Ink 5 x 7) Available

Blue Mountains III, an Small Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Blue Mountain III (alcohol ink 5 x 7) Available

 

Blue Cliffs, Original Alchohol Ink Painting by Jenny Armitage

Blue Cliffs (Alchohol Ink 4 x 7) Available

Coastal Moon, Small Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Coastal Moon (alcohol ink 4 x 6) SOLD

 

Cliff Dwellers (alcohol ink 5.5 x 7) Available

 

These paintings are available in reproduction and on various products here.

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Saint Jost Church

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Saint Jost Church, Original Painting of Cesky Krumlov by Jenny Armitage

Saint Jost Church (watercolor 10 x 23) Available

The Saint Jost bell tower in Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic.

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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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Backstreet Granada

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Backstreet Granada, Original Painting of Spain by Jenny Armitage

Backstreet Granada (watercolor 14 x 23) Available

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Strolling the 1929 Expo

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Strolling the 1929 Expo, Original Painting of Sevilla, by Jenny Armitage

Strolling the 1929 Expo (watercolor 23 x 17) Available

This is Seville’s Plaza de Espana where Spain held the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929.  Seville went all out for this World Fair venue. The plaza is a beautiful mix of  Art Deco and Spanish Renaissance Revival, Spanish Baroque Revival and Neo-Mudéjar styles.

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Leaving Segovia

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Leaving Segovia, Rainy Night Painting of the Aqueduct By Jenny Armitage

Leaving Segovia (watercolor 23 x 16) Available

Driving out of Segovia’s old town ends with a spectacular view of the aqueduct. Driving out on a rainy night, is like driving into an impressionist painting of the aquaduct..

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Mudejar Arch

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Mudejar Arch, Painting of  Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija by Armitage

Mudejar Arch (watercolor 13 x 18) SOLD

During our trip to Spain, I fell in love with the mudejar horseshoe arches. This particular arch is in the Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija in Seville. The Palace is an architectural hodgepodge, with mudejar and Renaissance elements and ancient Roman mosaic floors.

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

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April on the Plaza Mayor

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April on the Plaza Mayor, Original Painting of Spain, by Jenny Armitage

April of the Plaza Mayor (watercolor 15 x 23) Available

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Alcazar Window

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Alcazar Window, Original Painting of Seville, by Jenny Armtiage

Alcazar Window (watercolor 11 x 19) Sold

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

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A Doggie Moment in Caceres

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A Doggie Moment, Original Watercolor of Caceres, Spain by Jenny Armitage

A Doggie Moment (watercolor 12 x 19) Sold

One more painting from my Spring trip to Spain. This is Caceres, Extremadura inside the medieval city walls.

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

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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) Available

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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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) SOLD

This painting has sold, but you may still buy a fine art reproduction here.

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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) Available

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

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I Heart Amsterdam

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I Heart Amsterdam, Watercolor By Jenny Armitage

I Heart Amsterdam (11 x 19" watercolor) Available

Amsterdam street lights.

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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) Available

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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) Available

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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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.

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

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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) Available

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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City Portal: More of Chicago

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City Portal, Painting of Chicago, By Jenny Armitage

City Portal (12 x 22 watercolor) Available

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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Beachhead

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Beachhead, Watercolor Painting of the Oregon Coast by Jenny Armitage

Beachhead (12 x 19 watercolor) Sold

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Village Stairs

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Village Stairs, Painting by Jenny Armitage

Village Stairs (19 x 12 watercolor) SOLD

This is a back “street” in Riomaggiore where the streets are not only likely to be too small for cars, but may include staircases.  I loved the light at the end of the tunnel effect and the contract between the brightly painted wall and the natural stone stairs.  The woman was both beautiful and big.

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

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Italian Heat

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Italian Heat, Original Painting of a Couple Bicycling in Florence by Jenny Armitage

Italian Heat (watercolor 15 x 22) SOLD

We visited Florence in the heat of summer.  The shady narrow streets opening up into white hot plazas continues to fascinate me.   Couples biking over the rough stone streets had their own heat.

This painting sold but you may still purchase a fine art print.

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Oxford Bike

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Oxford Bike, Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Oxford Bike (watercolor 17 x 19) SOLD

I poured this painting at the Oregon State Fair on yesterday and spent this afternoon finishing up the brushwork.   I rather like it.  The greens feel very England to me.

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

 

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Classic Brass

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Classic Brass, Watercolor of a French Horn and Trumpet by Jenny Armitage

Classic Brass (17 x 19 watercolor) Available

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Heart of the Bike

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Heart of the Bike, Fine Art Painting by Jenny Armitage

Heart of the Bike (10.5 x 14 watercolor) Available

This is a hot summer painting for a cold winter day here in Oregon.  It’s been snowing steadily for the last 40 hours or so.  Everything is white and cold.  But this painting warms me right up.

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A Painting to Inspire Jazz Improvisation

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Pacific Rhythms, Seascape, by Jenny Armitage

Pacific Rhythms (18 x 36 watercolor) Commissioned

I painted this seascape for the most marvelous client.  Her request charmed me.   She wanted a seascape with no figures or land masses, beach, or boats; just waves, sky, and clouds.   The waves and clouds must be rhythmic to inspire jazz improvisation.  The painting must be large enough to fill the space above her piano.

The project presented some challenges, most of them having to do with size.  Standard watercolor sheets are only 24 x 30 inches.  She wanted a painting that was 36 inches wide, so the paper had to be special ordered.  I don’t have an easel large enough to accommodate a painting this size, so I used my studio table.  When I taped the paper to my studio table, there was no room left for water and brushes.  To see how the painting looked from five feet back, I had to stand on a chair.

The other challenge had to do with how to create a path through the painting for the eye.  I decided on a sideways “u” beginning on the bottom left following the breakers in and return across the horizon and out through a break in the clouds.

I presented it to the client this morning and I’m happy to say she loved it.  It’s at the framers now.

The original belongs to a lovely pianist, but prints are available here.

 

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The Ultimate Alley View

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The Ultimate Alley View, Painting of the Duomo, Florence, Italy

The Ultimate Alley View (12 x 19 watercolor) SOLD

A colorful back alley view of the Duomo, Florence, Italy.

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

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Summer in the Old World

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"Pilgrims at the Gate" a watercolor of Canterbury by Jenny Armitage

Pilgrims and the Gate (watercolor 15 x 20) SOLD

I am the March  featured artist at Art in the Valley, Corvallis, Oregon.  The show will be of my Europe paintings.  Reception March 9th, from four to six.

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