Barcelona, Spain Cityscape Architecture Watercolor

Barcelona, Spain Cityscape Architecture
Watercolor
8x10
During a recent trip to Barcelona (via Google map!) the light was diffused thru the atmosphere creating a dreamy effect

Paris, Church of St Augustine Architectural Cityscape Watercolor

Paris, Church of Saint Augustine Architectural Cityscape
Watercolor
8x10

Built between 1860-1871, architect Victor Ballard combined elements of Tuscan Gothic and Romanesque--wikipedia
image via Google Map

Paris, Saint-Lazare Railroad, East Entrance, Architecture Cityscape

Paris Saint-Lazare Railroad, East Entrance Cityscape
Watercolor
8x10


Paris, Saint-Lazare Railroad Architecture Cityscape Watercolor

Paris, Saint-Lazare Railroad Cityscape
Watercolor
8x10

This beautiful, large system sees 450,000 passengers per day, the second largest railway in Europe and Paris

Paris, Saint-Lazare Railroad Station Architecture Cityscape Watercolor





Paris, Saint-Lazare Railroad Station
Watercolor
11x8

The Saint-Lazare Railroad is the second busiest station in Europe and Paris, with 450,000 passengers per day.  Opened in 1837, it was painted by impressionists Monet, Manet and Gustave Cailabot.
Architect was Juste Lisch


Paris, Rue Montmartre 2 Architecture Cityscape

Paris, Rue Montmartre 2 Architecture Cityscape
Watercolor
7x10
300lb watercolor paper

Absorbed in the beautiful lite bathing elaborate architectural detail along Rue Montmartre

Paris, Rue Montmartre, Architecture Cityscape Watercolor

Paris, Rue Montmartre, Architecture Cityscape
Watercolor
10x7
300lb watercolor paper

The characteristic gold cast to Paris architecture is showcased here

Rome Piazza Venezia, Architecture Cityscape

Rome, Piazza Venezia Architecture Cityscape
Watercolor
8x10  

The architecture of Rome is complimented by the beautiful light of the city.
Piazza Venezia is the central hub of Rome Italy.  In 2009 during excavation for the Rome metro, the ancient remains of emperor Hadrians anthenaum were unearthed in the middle of the square.
The athenaeum was built 123AD and had 3 rooms where poets, philosophers and 'rhetoricians '
could address up to 900 people.

Rome, Tiber Island and Cestius Bridge, Architecture Cityscape

Rome, Tiber Island, Cestius Bridge Architecture Cityscape
Watercolor
5x7
Wikipedia-Tiber Island  is one of the two islands in the Tiber river, which runs through RomeThe island has been connected with bridges to both sides of the river since antiquity. Being a seat of the ancient temple of Asclepius and later a hospital, the island is associated with medicine and healing
The Cestius Bridge  was built around the 1st century BC (some time between 62 and 27 BC) and was partly dismantled in the 19th century, with only some of the ancient structure preserved.

Gutenberg Sweden Architectural Cityscape Watercolor

Gutenberg Sweden Architectural Cityscape
Watercolor on Yupo
7x10

Yupo is a challenge but was fun to experiment with.  It creates a lot of detail typical of a city scene.
This Gutenberg, Sweden location is the subject of Virtual paintout this month

Philadelphia, Center City, Hard Rock Urban Architecture


Philadelphia Center City, Hard Rock, Urban Architecture
Watercolor
10x7

Center City, Philadelphia Urban scene, corner of Market and N 12th

Center City, City Hall, Philadelphia 4 Cityscape Architecture Watercolor

Philadelphia, Center City, City Hall Architecture Cityscape
Watercolor
10x7

In this cityscape of City Hall, Philadelphia I've added just enough detail to make it recognizable

Pennsylvania Railroad Suburban Station Watercolor, Architectural Cityscape

Pennsylvania Railroad Suburban Station
Watercolor
12x14

The Pennsylvania Railroad Suburban Station is on a fabulous corner at 16th and JFK Boulevard in Center City, Philadelphia.  An art deco style building opened Sept 28th,  1930.  Architectural Cityscape

Philadelphia, Center City, City Hall Architectural Cityscape Watercolor

Philadelphia, Center City, City Hall Architectural Cityscape
Watercolot
12x14

Living outside Philadelphia temps me to simplify all the details of a busy downtown afternoon in Center City.

Rome, Lazio, Piazza del Risorgimento Trolley,Cityscape Watercolor

Rome, Lazio, Piazza del Risorgimento
Watercolor
12x14

A lot of fun pulling all the components together in this Rome, Lazio Piazza with Trolley


Philadelphia Union League Cityscape Architecture Watercolor

Philadelphia Union League Cityscape Architecture 
Watercolor
10x14

A beautiful bright building on S Broad St
According to Wikipedia, the Union Leagues were established during the civil war to promote loyalty to the Union, the Republican Party and the policies of Abraham Lincoln.
The Union League of Philadelphia was the first to be formed, in 1862, and still exists.

Kinmen Island, Taiwan Cityscape Watercolor

Kinmen Island, Taiwan, Cityscape
Watercolor
9x12

A busy street scene on Taiwans Kinmen Island, with the mode of transportation as the highlight

Center City Philadelphia, City Hall, Ritz Carlton Watercolor

Center City Philadelphia, City Hall, Ritz Carlton on the Left
Watercolor
9x12

Had some fun with this Center City location

Fallsington PA Stone Meeting House Graveyard Plein Air Watercolor

Fallsington, PA Stone Meeting House and Grave Yard Plein Air
Watercolor
9x12

A warm humid quiet setting

Fallsington Pa, Friends Cemetery Watercolor

Fallsington, Pa Friends Cemetery
Watercolor
7x11

In Fallsington Pa at the Friends Cemetery on a warm buggy day.  A man mowing came over to chat.  Seeing the grave yard was half empty, I asked if they still buried people there.  He told me it used to be considered prideful to have headstones and was not empty.  They also use timber coffins, so occasionally, when they collapse, he comes in with a truck of dirt to fill in the area.  A baby rabbit was two feet away from me trying to hide in the taller grass at my feet.

Primorsky, Russia, Urban Watercolor by Nicola Dalbenzio

Primorsky, Russia, Urban
Watercolor
11x7

A back road in Primorsky Russia.  An unremarkable scene which proved enjoyable to experiment with. Done for Virtual Paint Out, and referring to Dianne Mizes blog 

Disappearing Bucks County Farmland Neshaminy Creek by Nicola Dalbenzio

Disappearing Bucks County Farmland Neshaminy Creek
Watercolor
8x10

Part of an historic Farm along the Neshaminy Creek Bucks County, most of which has been torn down

Watercolor Italy, Venice Canal with Boats 1

Watercolor Italy, Venice Canal with Boats
watercolor
10x14
Watercolor, Italy, Venice. A quiet moment along the pier

Rome, Impressionistic Watercolor 1

Rome, Impressionistic Watercolor 1
Watercolor
9x7
Fun process with New Gamboge, Perm Rose and Prussian Blue

Watercolor Italy, Rome, Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere

Watercolor Italy Rome, Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere
Pen and Watercolor
7x9

This watercolor Italy painting of Basilica di Santa Maria depicts the oldest church in Rome, dating to
 340 AD and possibly the first to hold open mass

Neshaminy Creek, Hulmeville PA Plein Air Watercolor

Neshaminy Creek, Hulmeville, PA
Watercolor
7x10
Plein air.  Sunny and Breezy

Philadelphia, Walnut Street Watercolor Architecture

Philadelphia, Walnut Street
Watercolor
5x7

Typical busy day in down town Philly

Lambertville NJ Flea Market

Lambertville NJ Flea Market
Watercolor
7x9

It was a sunny, windy day at the deserted flea market, but I found a warm spot against a building.
Great location along the Delaware river, with plenty of old buildings.