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Night Owl or Psst Want to Buy the Moon?

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Night Owl, Digital Art by Jenny Armitage

Night Owl (digitally enhanced drawing) Limited Edition

Night Owl, Surreal Pen and Ink Drawing by Jenny Armitage

Night Owl (India ink 15 x 15) available

 

Another surreal pen and ink drawing.  This night owl isn’t a party animal.  He is the bringer of the night.  He carries it under his wing.  But be carful–he may sell you the moon.

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Early Spring Shadows

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Early Spring Shadows, Original Forest Painting by Jenny Armitage

Early Spring Shadows (watercolor 15 x 23) sold

And yet more dramatic shadows.  I never tire of them.

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Forest Drama

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Forest Drama, Painting of Forest Light and Shadow by Jenny Armtiage

Forest Drama (watercolor 12 x 17) sold

More dramatic forest light.

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Mossy Tangle

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Mossy Tangle, Original Watercolor of Mossy Trees by Jenny Armitage

Mossy Tangle (watercolor 13 x 14) available

I find the moss covered trees in the Northwest mysterious and intriguing.

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Cool Shadows

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Cool Shadows, Painting of Joryville Hedgerows by Jenny Armitage

Cool Shadows (watercolor 13 x 18) available

Long fingers of shadow stretch out from the hedgerow trees in the fields topping Joryville Hill, Marion County, Oregon.

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Soft Spring Shadows

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Soft Spring Shadows, Original Watercolor Painting by Jenny Armitage

Light Streams Streams Downhill (watercolor 13x 23) available

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The Pen is Mightier that the Quill

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Fountain Pen Quilled Hedgehog, Original Surreal Drawing by Jenny Armitage

The Pen is Mightier Than the Quill (16 x 16 ink) available

Like most of my surreal drawings, the title of this little piece came first.  It’s only after I’d played around with the possibilities for awhile that this little hedgehog came to have ink squirting out of his fountain pens.

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Morning Shadows on Skyline Trail

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Morning Shadows, Original Forest Painting by Jenny Armitage

Morning Shadows (12 x 19 watercolor) available

We are having a few beautifully clear winter mornings in the Willamette Valley this year.  This is Skyline Trail (under Sprague High School) one such February morning.

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Undaunted: Portrait of a Tree

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Watercolor Bark Study, by Jenny Armitage

Undaunted (15 x 19 watercolor and gouache) available

Portrait of a limbed tree.

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Walking the Hedgerows

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Walking the Hedgerows, original painting by Jenny Armitage

Walking the Hedgerows (14 x 20 watercolor) available

Another painting of the delicious shadows in the fields above Joryville Park, Marion County, Oregon

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Skyline Trail

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Skyline Trail, Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Skyline Trail (watercolor 15 x 19) available

Another painting of Skyline Trail.

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Forest Archway

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Forest Archway, Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Forest Archway (watercolor 14 x 18) available

Another painting of the woods below our house.

 

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Doorway to the Sky

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Doorway to the Sky, Original Pueblo Watercolor by Jenny Armitage

Doorway to the Sky (watercolor 14 x 18) available

Having just finished a southwestern commission, I was tempted by yet another pueblo painting.

 

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Beginning to Melt

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Beginning to Melt, original watercolor of melting snow, by Jenny Armitage

Beginning to Melt (15 x 22) Sold

 

One more painting of Croisan Creek Trail.  This time after bit of snow.

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Bird Brain

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Bird Brain, Visual Pun, by Jenny Armitage

Bird Brain (India Ink 14 x 16) available

I have a very visual mind.  When someone says “bird brain,” I’m apt to see something like this.  But I particularly liked this visual pun, because it hints at the intelligence of  birds, which is often as great or greater than mammals with similar lifestyles.  Ironically, owls are not particularly bright birds, but crows, hawks, and ravens are.

 

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The Mossy Grove

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The Mossy Grove, Watercolor Painting by Jenny Armitage

The Mossy Grove (watercolor 14 x 19) SOLD

This is my favorite part of Skyline trail, where all of the trees are bearded with moss.

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Into the Woods

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Into the Woods, Forest Painting by Jenny Armitage

Into the Woods (watercolor 13 x 20) SOLD

Another painting of the woods below Sprague Highschool, and another one of our favorite walks.

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On The Rocks

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On The Rocks, Original Watercolor Painting by Jenny Armitage

On the Rocks (watercolor 17 x 23) available

Yet another painting from our favorite local hike, Opal Creek, Oregon.  There are just so many standout views on this hike.

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Painted Vista

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Painted Vista, Original Watercolor Painting by Jenny Armitage

Painted Vista (watercolor 6 x 13) available

During the pandemic I’ve been spending time traveling through my extensive collection photo files.  The reference photos for this painting go all the way back to a Southwestern odyssey we made in 2013.  This vista is from Painted Desert National Park in Arizona not far from the visitor center.

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Wood’s Edge

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Wood's Edge, Original Watercolor Painting by Artist Jenny Armitage

Wood's Edge (watercolor 16 x 21) available

We often hike in the woods below Sprague High School.  This is the upper entrance to the trail.  Lit from behind, the shadows are an invitation to walk in the woods.

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In My Cumulus Balloon

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Cold Air Balloon, Surreal Balloon in Pen and Ink by Jenny Armitage

In my Cumulus Balloon (13 x 15 pen and ink) available

I’ve always wanted to float on the clouds.

 

 

Digitally Altered Limited Edition Prints:  8 x 10 $40; 11 x 14 $75.

Cloud Balloon Colorized (digitally altered pen and ink) 8 x 10 $40; 11 x 14 $75

Cloud Balloon on White (digitally altered pen and ink) 8 x 10 $40; 11 x 14 $75

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Tree Pose

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Tree Pose, Yoga Pen and Ink by Jenny Armitage

Tree Pose: Root Your Foot Down (pen and ink 11 x 18) available

In many standing yoga poses the instructions are to root down through your standing leg.  That seems particularly fitting for tree pose.

Digitally Altered Limited Edition Prints: 9 x 12 $6o.

Tree Pose on White (digitally altered pen and ink 11 x 14) $60

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The Ultimate Alley View Take Two

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The Ultimate Alley View Take Two, Painting of the Duomo By Jenny Armitage

The Ultimate Alley View Take Two (watercolor 10 x 13) commission

A little commissioned piece based on a larger more colorful  painting I did some years ago.

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Dappled Spring Trail One and Two

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Dappled Spring Trail, Original Painting By Jenny Armitage

Dappled Spring Trail (watercolor 16 x 23) Sold

 

Dappled Spring Trail II, Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Dappled Spring Trail II (watercolor 13 x 21) available

Two sunny spring views, of the trial below our house in Salem, Oregon.   Croisan Creek Trail, is an endless source of inspiration. During the current shelter in place orders, it is even more valuable as an escape.

 

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Lithe Birch

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Lithe Birch, Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Lithe Birch (watercolor 13 x 19) sold

An upwards look at a graceful birch.

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Looking Up Cologne

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Looking Up Cologne, Original Watercolor by Jenny Armitage

Looking Up Cologne (watercolor 10 x 14) available

The tower leading up to Cologne Cathedral’s tower is uniquely lit with multiple windows.  Here is my take on the view up to the bells.

 

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Fall Light

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Fall Light on Croisen Trail, Original Watercolor By Jenny Armitage

Fall Light on Croisen Trail (watercolor 12 x 19) available

Another view of the hill below our house.

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Moored Garden

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Moored Garden, Original Painting of a Narrowboat, by Jenny Armitage

Moored Garden (watercolor 17 x 23) available

Another painting from our narrowboating trip on the Llangollen. This time there’s actually a narrowboat in the painting, not to mention the canal itself. I took the reference photo for this painting not far from Ellesmere.

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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.

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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) SOLD

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 (Alcohol 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) SOLD

 

 

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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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