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The Heart of Salamanca

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The Heart of Salamanca, Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

The Heart of Salamanca (watercolor 19 x 23) Available

This is early morning on the Plaza Mayor in Salamanca, Spain.  In a couple hours the Plaza will be full of umbrella tables.  But right now the coffee drinkers are inside enjoying the warmth.

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Mudejar Pillars

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Mudejar Pillar No. One, Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Mudejar Pillar No. One (watercolor 10 x 14) Available

Mudejar Pillar No. Two, Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Mudejar Pillar No. Two (watercolor 10 x 14) Available

These two capitals come from the  Nazrid Palaces in  The Alhambra of Granada, Spain.

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Morning in Toledo

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Toledo Morning, an Original Painting of Spain by Jenny Armitage

Toledo Morning (watercolor 14 x 22) Available

The streets of Toledo are shaded by canvas sails and lit by hanging lanterns.

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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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Dining Canalside

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Dining Canalside, Painting of Amsterdam by Jenny Armitage

Dining Canalside, (17 x 22 watercolor and pastel) Available

This is eating out Amsterdam style.  The painting is mostly watercolor with a few pastel accents.

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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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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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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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Late Afternoon Florence

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Late Afternoon Florence, Painting by Jenny Armitage

Late Afternoon Florence (13 x 22 watercolor) Availabe

Florence is worth visiting just to walk the streets.   The twisting turning little alleys are endlessly fascinating.  The light pours through in dramatic shafts between the buildings spotlighting slivers of streets and buildings.

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Changing in Milan

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Milano Centrale, Watercolor Painting By Jenny Armitage

Changing in Milan (14 x 21 watercolor) Available

In our month long odyssey to Europe last year we had only one really long travel day, but it was a dozy.  We left London in morning  to take the train to Paris.  We boarded the train without a hitch and ate lunch as we emerged from the channel tunnel in France.  We walked the streets and had dinner in Paris. Then we boarded the night train Milan.

I’ve heard mixed reviews of the night train, but it did well for us.  Our cabin mate was a gorgeous young Frenchmen who man managed to be both chivalrous and bashful at the same time.   The cabin was spacious and the bunks comfortable. We agreed to an early bedtime and all fell asleep easily.  Which is surprising because the trip was tinged with worry because  Italy was scheduled for a railway strike, and we intended to go on from Milan to Rome.

So it was with some relief that we arrived in Milan in the wee hours to discover our connection to Rome was still on the board.  Relief and time to enjoy the beauty of the modern railway station with the morning sun lighting up the tracks’ exit to the greater world.

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