WASHINGTON WATERCOLORS

NOW AVAILABLE: One of two new holiday cards: Snow on the White House, 2016, with the Obama family, Mrs. Robinson (Michelle’s mom), and Sunny and Bo.

COME SEE ME AT THE DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY MARKET FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, THROUGH FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, from 12 noon to 8 p.m. daily. The Market features artists and other exhibitors, live music, and refreshments along one of the District’s most beautiful blocks: F Street between 7th and 9th Streets NW, in front of the National Portrait Gallery. For more, go to downtownholidaymarket.com.

The second of the 2016 holiday cards: Snow on the White House, the African American History Museum, and the Washington Monument

The second of the 2016 holiday cards: Snow on the White House, the African American History Museum, and the Washington Monument

After Dec. 9, I plan to be at Eastern Market again on weekends, from 9 to 4 p.m. both days. My stall is on the North Carolina Avenue end of the Market building.

Eastern Market is DC’s longest operating public market, dating back to the city’s founding in 1790. Early planners Thomas Jefferson and Pierre L’Enfant situated large markets in each of the District’s quadrants; they put the original Eastern Market next to the Navy Yard on Capitol Hill. Today’s Eastern Market–relocated in 1875 to 7th Street and North Carolina Avenue SE–reflects our city’s proudly diverse culture, where people of all colors, ages, political persuasions, and backgrounds come to shop and mingle. Hope you can visit soon!

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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. Go to my Views of the City page to see more paintings. 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 on my landline 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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JUST COMPLETED: A map of the neighborhoods of Columbia Heights, Park View, LeDroit Park, and Bloomindale. See it now!

Want to see how I created my MAP OF THE NATIONAL MALL, HAINS POINT, SOUTHWEST, AND PARTS OF DOWNTOWN AND FOGGY BOTTOM? Go to the Maps Gallery to see how it progressed over several months. 

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

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