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.
Another watercolor featuring a collection of things catching my eye while walking down the alleys in my neighborhood. Watercolor on paper 7.5″ x 8″. The car is a late 1960’s Ford Galaxy. Below clockwise are pictures of a weather vane, Grape Hyacinth, raspberries, and a quirky little sign I saw on a garage door.
I love wandering through the alleys in my neighborhood because I never know what I’ll see. My neighborhood was built in the early 1920 and there are all kinds of funky, vintage artifacts and architectural details. Even if it isn’t of any particular importance, I’m charmed to find these items in urban alleys. In this… Continue reading Alley Artifacts