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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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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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Over the Rooftops

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Over the Rooftops, Original Painting of Caceres Spain by Jenny Armitage

Over the Rooftops (watercolor 10 x 17) Available

Caceres, Spain as seen from the cathedral roof.

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Breaktime Caceres

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Break Time Caceres an Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Break-time Caceres (watercolor 11 x 13) Sold

This is old town Caceres.

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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Barcelona Gothic

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Barcelona Gothic, Painting of the Pont del Bisbe by Jenny Armitage

Barcelona Gothic (watercolor) Available

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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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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) Available

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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) Available

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

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On the Loop

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On the Loop, Watercolor Painting of Chicago by Oregon Artist, Jenny Armitage

On The Loop (13 x 19 watercolor) SOLD

This is downtown Chicago on The Loop.

This painting sold before I could post it, but prints are still available.

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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.

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

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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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Cafe Snapshot

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European Cafe, Watercolor Painting by Jenny Armitage

Snapshot Cafe (watercolor 14 x 23) Sold

 

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) SOLD

Impressionists view of the Saint Charles Bridge at night.

This painting has sold, but you may 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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Three Towers

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Three Laccan Towers, Watercolor Painting by Jenny Armitage

"Three Luccan Towers" (17 x 19 watercolor) Available

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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Evening at the Louvre

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Evening at the Louvre, Paris Painting by Jenny Armitage

Evening at the Louvre (watercolor 14 x 22) Available

The glass pyramid as seen through one of the Louvre’s arches.

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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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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) Available

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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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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Riomaggiore

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Riomaggiore Hillside, Painting by Jenny Armitage

Riomaggiore Hillside (16 x 22 watercolor) SOLD

We visited the Cinque Terre or Five Lands  in 2012.  Clinging to the the cliffs about the Italian riviera, these charming wine and fishing villages are an Italian national park and a tourist magnet during the summer.  I painted Monterrosso, the largest of these villages last year.  This is Riomaggiore, the smallest of the Cinque Terre, and the first village many tourists see.  It was the first village we visited.  And yes we were charmed by it’s pocket sized harbor and steep narrow streets.   But these first paintings are not of the houses on the harbor cliffs, but the vineyard hills.

A Slice of Riomaggiore, watercolor by Jenny Armitage

A Slice of Riomaggiore (10 x 12 watercolor) SOLD

These paintings have sold, but you may still purchase fine art prints here.

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Bicycle Florence

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Waiiting Bike, Original Painting of Florence, Italy, by Jenny Armitage

Waiting Bike (13 x 19 watercolor) SOLD

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

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Rue Galande

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Rue Galande, Watercolor of Paris by Jenny Armitage

Rue Galande (watercolor 19 x 13) Available

Another painting taken from our trip to Europe last summer.  This charming little street is close to Nortre Dame, but at least a little off the beaten path.    Like many of the streets in the area, it curves charmingly.

I poured this painting in much the same manner as  July in Florence.  The process is much like batik and leads to clear color passages that make buildings glow.

July in Florence, Painting of Old Florence by Jenny Armitage

July in Florence (13 x 23 watercolor) SOLD


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And Suddenly, The Duomo

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And Suddenly The Duomo, Painting By Jenny Armitage

And Suddenly the Duomo (15 x23 watercolor) Available

Old town Florence streets are shaded lanes so narrow they almost feel like tunnels running at irregular angles to each other.  The view at the end of the tunnel is often as not another narrow lane cutting the street off at not quite a right angle.   But here there the streets open into plazas with startling sunny views of churches, cathedrals, bridges, train stations and castles.  Walking from our apartment, the Duomo complex burst upon us in much the same way–the light at the end of the tunnel.

Another poured watercolor painting, a process much like batik.

 

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