Wings From Home: Empty Nest III

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Wings From Home, Watercolor by Jenny Armitage

Wings From Home: Empty Nest III (watercolor 23 x 17) $700

Another painting based on the empty nest I found in our yard.


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Looking Up

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Looking Up, an Original Painting of a Gothic Cathedral, by Jenny Armitage

Looking Up (watercolor 12 x 17) $500

Looking up from the nave of Salamanca Cathedral, Spain.


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Waking Forest

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Waking Forest, Original Painting of a Nymph by Jenny Armitage

Waking Forest (watercolor 13 x 18) $600

A Columbia Gorge nymph emerges out of the landscape


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Empty Nest II

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Empty Nest II, An Abstract Painting by Jenny Armitage

Empty Nest II (watercolor 15 x 19) $600

Reflection on becoming an empty nester, via abstract variations of a bird’s nest I found in my backyard.


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In Salamanca

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In Salmanca, Original Painting of Spain by Jenny Armitage

In Salamanca (watercolor 12 x 17) $500


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Empty Nest

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Empty Nest, Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Empty Nest (13 x 15 watercolor) $300

 

We had Juncos nesting under our deck last spring.   After the birds had left, I stole the next to paint.


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Freight at Dusk

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Freight at Duck, Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Freight at Dusk (16 x 21 watercolor) $600

I drive through Albany on my way to Art in the Valley several times a month.  Crossing over the railway bridge I admire the trains, but there’s no place to pull over and stop.  So last month, I made a point of pulling into the station and walking up the bridge to photograph the trains.   I may do it again at a different time of day.


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Birth of Venus One and Two

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Birth of Venus Two, Original Watercolor by Jenny Armitage

Birth of Venus One (18 x 24 watercolor) $700

Birth of Venus Two, Watercolor Painting by Jenny Armitage

Birth of Venus Two, (18 x 24 watercolor) $700

Botticelli’s Birth of Venus is stunning, but it never captured the delivery part of birth for me.  Botticelli’s Venus is serene.  She is arriving at the shore, the messy birth process long behind her.  My Venuses  are actually in the process of emerging from the sea foam.

Birth of Venus

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Light House Stairs

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Lighthouse Stairs, Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Lighthouse Stairs, (18 x 13 watercolor) $400

Looking down the stairs at Yaquina Light House in Newport Oregon.


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Perhaps Persephone?

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Persephone in Autumn, An Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Perhaps Persephone (watercolor 16 x 22) $700

Initially, this painting was inspired by a bird’s nest left over from last Spring.  Looking at the nest, the woman with bird’s nest hair and the whitewater dress rising from the ground just came to me.  She became Persephone as painted her.  Now she is drowsily sinking back into the earth before her return to Hades and the Underworld. She’ll be back in the Spring.


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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) $700

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) $300

Mudejar Pillar No. Two, Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Mudejar Pillar No. Two (watercolor 10 x 14) $300

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

Mudejar Pillars

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Visiting the Trujillo Cathedral

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Trujillo Cathedral, Watercolor Painting by Jenny Armitage

Trujillo Cathedral (watercolor 10 x 22) $400

This is the cathedral in Trujillo, Spain, also known as “Our Lady of Peace.”  I’ve painted her from the side, as a neighbor might walk to her.  But she presides over Trujillo’s Plaza Mayor.


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Ahambra Muse

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Alhambra Muse, Original Painting of Spain by Jenny Armitage

Alhambra Muse (watercolor 17 x 23) $700

This is one of the first courts in the Palacios Nazaries of Granada’s Alhambra.


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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.

 

Painting Choices

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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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Hanging Out at Opal Creek

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Hanging Out at Opal Creek, Oregon Painting by Jenny Armitage

Hanging Out at Opal Creek (watercolor 13 x 22) $600

This is our favorite lunch spot on Opal Creek. It’s just below the falls and about half way around the pretty looping trail to Jawbone Flats.


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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

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Aqua Falls

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Aqua Falls, Original Painting of Opal Creek by Jenny Armitage

Aqua Falls (watercolor 16 x 23) $700

No these falls aren’t actually named the Aqua Falls. I don’t know their name. I think of them as the aqua falls, because the water is the most beautiful aqua color there. There being the first falls on the Opal Creek Trail, east of Salem, Oregon. If you hike the trail you’ll find them just as you reach the abandoned mill machinery. You have to scramble a little off trail down some rocks to reach this view of them. The good news is you’ll probably have them to yourself.

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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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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.

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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.

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Church of San Martin

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The Church in San Martin, Watercolor of Spanish Mountain Village by J. Armitage

The Church in San Martin (16 x 23 watercolor) Reserved for WSO Fall 2018

San Martin de Trevjo is a sleepy mountain village in Extramadura, Spain.  I spent a happy couple hours wandering among the half-timbered homes there.

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Visiting Sky City

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Visiting Sky City, Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Visiting Sky City (watercolor 12 x 19) $500

Acoma City, a pueblo in New Mexico.

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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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Barcelona Gothic

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

Barcelona Gothic (watercolor) $600

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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 Sant Pau Gates

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Sant Paus Gates, Painting of Sant Pau Hospital by Jenny Armitage

Sant Pau's Gates (watercolor 17 x 22) $700

I was fascinated by the shadows cast by wrought iron gates in front of the Sant Pau Hospital Moderisme in Barcelona, Spain.

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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

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Under the El

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Under the El, Original Painting of Chicago Illinois, by Jenny Armitage

Under the El (watercolor 16 x 22) $600

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Fall Remnants

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Fall Remnants, Original Artwork by Jenny Armitage

Fall Remnants (collage 16 x 20) $400

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Winter Warrior

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Winter Warrior, Original Tree Painting, by Jenny Armitage

Winter Warrior (watercolor and gouache 16 x 23) SOLD

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Bringing Down The House

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Bringing Down the House, Original Painting of House Demolition by Jenny Armitage

Bringing Down the House (16 x 23 watercolor) $600

This house demolition caught my eye because it was so surprisingly beautiful.


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Foggy Path

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Foggy Path, Original Painting by Jenny Armitage

Foggy Path (14 x 22 watercolor on paper) SOLD

Another one that sold before I could post it.  Prints are available at Pixels.

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