WASHINGTON WATERCOLORS

Flowers at Eastern Market

Flowers at Eastern Market

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ME THIS WEEKEND, MAY 30-31: I WILL NOT BE AT EASTERN MARKET ON SATURDAY, MAY 30. I WILL BE AT EASTERN MARKET ON SUNDAY, MAY 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting. My stall is on the North Carolina Avenue end of the building. Feel free to call or text me on my cell phone to make sure I’m there, especially if the weather seems iffy or if you can’t find me, 202-390-9069.

Eastern Market dates back to the founding of Washington, D.C., when Thomas Jefferson and Pierre L’Enfant planned market spaces throughout the city. It was located originally near the Navy Yard. The “new” Eastern Market, designed by German-born architect Adolph Cluss, opened in 1873. It has been a lively venue for food, flowers and artisans ever since, and a treasured gathering place for Washingtonians and world visitors alike. Never been there? Come see it soon!

LOOKING AHEAD: ON SATURDAY, JUNE 6, FROM 11 A.M. TO 4 P.M. I WILL BE SELLING MY ARTWORK AT GLOVER PARK DAY AT THE GUY MASON RECREATION CENTER. I WON’T BE AT EASTERN MARKET THAT DAY, BUT I DO PLAN TO BE THERE SUNDAY, JUNE 7, WEATHER PERMITTING.

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Did you see my “Map of Rock Creek Park” in the Washington Post Magazine on Sunday, July 13, 2014? I sell the map, created in 2002, as a limited-edition museum-quality print for $395 framed (dark wood, custom-made in North Carolina, 37″x17″) or $300 unframed. (Click on the Maps Gallery page above for a look at the map, or, see the special Post magazine at  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/lifestyle/magazine/rock-creek/

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Watercolor Map of the National Mall, Hains Point and Southwest, completed April 2014

THE MAP OF THE NATIONAL MALL, HAINS POINT AND SOUTHWEST IS NOW AVAILABLE! See the “MAPS GALLERY” page for a view of how it looked in progress and for other maps. The National Mall Map comes in two versions: 16″x20″ matted for $45; custom-framed 26″x29″ limited-edition print for $465 (print alone, $300).

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Ben's, 1213 U Street NW

Ben’s, 1213 U Street NW

WHAT DOES D.C. LOOK LIKE? The squat red building that is Ben’s Chili Bowl?  The White House? Frederick Douglass’s house?  The arches of Key Bridge, or the marshes of the Anacostia? I sell more than 100 watercolor views and maps of the city as matted prints, ranging in size from 8″x10 to 16″x20″ for $15 to $45 each. Limited-edition prints, published by Old Town Editions of Alexandria, include maps of Rock Creek Park, the Potomac River Gorge, and the Neighborhoods of Washington, D.C. Also available as a limited-edition print:  the D.C. Cherry Blossoms Kimono.

Cherry Blossoms Kimono

Cherry Blossoms Kimono

These numbered, signed pieces are produced on state-of-art large-format printers with inks and papers that won’t yellow or fade for decades. They contain all the subtleties of color and tone of the original watercolors. Framed, limited-edition prints range in price from $145 to $395. More paintings can be seen by clicking on the Views of the City page on the menu bar above. For the best place to view my work in person, come to Eastern Market. If there’s a piece you already know you want, you can contact me at 202-462-9069 or maryjbelcher@comcast.net. (Don’t forget the middle initial, “j” for Jane!) 

Rowhouses next to Mt. Zion Church, Georgetown, D.C.

Rowhouses next to Mt. Zion Church, Georgetown, D.C.

 

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