Alley Artifacts #12 “Walnut Hill Shoppette.” Watercolor on paper. 7.5″x 11″ 19cm x 27cm).
Alley Artifacts #11. Watercolor on paper. 8.5″x10″ (22cm x 26cm).
Another fine selection of images from my Denver neighborhood! To learn more about each image, read on.
Holly Market. Watercolor on paper. 14″x9″
This cheerful market is located about a mile north of my home. Older neighborhoods in Denver once had these family run stores every couple miles and many have disappeared as neighborhoods change and gentrify. I love the brick exterior, the yellow color, and community notices.
Buoys on a Fence. Watercolor on paper. 13″x6″ (34cm x 16cm).
In land-locked Colorado you don’t expect to see buoys but here they were. Someone had strung these colorful buoys on their fence facing the alley. Ahoy there matey!
Alley Artifacts #9. Watercolor on paper. 7.5″x11″ (19cm x 29cm).
It’s Autumn and I see yellow and orange everywhere. So each of the images in this painting has some orange in it. Although the super cool custom van is slightly less fluorescent, it’s still a very bright, cheerful orange. As always each image is something I see while I’m walking around my Denver neighborhood.
Alley Artifacts #8. Watercolor on paper. 8″x11″ (20cm x 29cm).
Alley Artifacts #7. Watercolor on paper. 6″ x 9.25″ (15cm x 23cm).
These are all objects I see while walking through neighborhood alleys as well as signs from older businesses what no longer exist such as A&A Fish. Many homes have these metal decorative suns.
Alley Artifacts #6. Watercolor on paper. 6.5″x10″. All of these images come from things I see while walking through older Denver neighborhoods. Some like the “Eat In Take Out” sign are from places that no longer exist. I like painting these pictures of a grittier, less gentrified Denver.
Watercolor on paper. 5″x9″ (13 cm x 23 cm). All of these images are of things I find while walking through my neighborhood.