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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) $300


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The Yellow Church in Zahara

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The Yellow Church, Watercolor Painting of the Torre del Reloj by Jenny Armitage

The Yellow Church (watercolor 16 x 23) $500

This is the Plaza Mayor in the village of Zahara, Cadiz Province, Spain.  The village is one of the more picturesque pueblos blancos in Andulacia.  The church I’ve painted is known as the Torre del Reloj (Yellow Tower), and it dominates the square.


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Miranda del Castanar

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Via Miranda, Original Painting of Spanish Village by Jenny Armitage

Via Miranda (watercolor 9 x 19) $250

From Miranda del Castanar, all the views are vistas but all the vistas are framed by narrow streets.  This little half timbered village, with a population of less than five hundred is a joy to wander.

 

The View From Miranda, an Original Painting of Miranda del Canastar by Jenny Armitage

The View From Miranda (watercolor 11 x 19) $300

The paintings are the same length but different widths and would make a nice set.  They are available either individually or discounted slightly as a set.

 

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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) $700

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) $600

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


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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) $400

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.


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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) $700


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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) $300


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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) $600

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) $400

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Caceres, Spain as seen from the cathedral roof.


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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 Mission Church at Sky City

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Sky City Mission, Painting of Acoma Pueblo Mission by Jenny Armitage

Sky City Mission (watercolor 16 x 20) SOLD

Built in the 1200s and located atop a 365 foot high mesa, Acoma Pueblo is one of the most spectacular of the nineteen modern pueblos of New Mexico.  It looks like what it is, the home of the descendants of the Anasazi peoples of Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon.    The San Estevan Del Rey Mission Church I’ve painted is a late comer to the pueblo, built between 1629 and 1641.  The church was built by order of the Spanish government.   Although it was built with slave labor, the Acoma people are proud of it, and did not destroy it during 1680 revolt against the Spanish.  It is still a place of Christian worship today.

The building is made of sandstone and adobe, rather than adobe bricks.  The result is sturdier than adobe, but when in need of plaster very rough looking.  The stones were very much visible when we visited this last summer, though I’ve seen pictures of the Mission looking as smooth as any brick adobe building.  I like the rough stones and I’ve done my best to give a sense of them here.

My painting is entirely poured (see a description of the pouring method here) from just four pigments:  raw sienna, burnt sienna, quinacrididone rose, and dioxion purple. The hard edges caused by mask used for pouring and the limited palette, give the painting a raw graphic feel that reminds of seeing that massive building in the July heat.

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

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