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Staunton VA 24401
USA

Turn-of-the-Centuries is a one-woman studio, online shop and occasional public show/art fair based in Staunton, Virginia.  My architectural map-drawings and temple renderings are available as prints, postcards, note cards, original watercolors and ink drawings for personal, gift, institutional and retail sales.  I also take commissions for larger projects.

PORTLAND Watercolor City Blocks Map: ORIGINAL PAINTING (Commission)

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PORTLAND Watercolor City Blocks Map: ORIGINAL PAINTING (Commission)

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PORTLAND Watercolor City Blocks Map: ORIGINAL PAINTING (Commission)

360.00

PORTLAND, Oregon Original Watercolor City Blocks Map. 
With each block painted by hand, an original watercolor of Portland's beautiful plan is just stunning on the wall of your office, business or home, or a wonderful wedding or anniversary gift to be treasured. 

Commission this map in a color of your choice. I will contact you via email soon after your purchase of this commission. Please allow 6-10 weeks for completion.

I love the complexity and density of historic cities! It's fascinating to roam with your eye over Portland's "quilt" of rigid block patterns and sinuous roads, abstracted into a figure/ground, or block, plan. Portland is Lush gardens and Grey skies, Big industry and Small handcraft, Idiosyncratic and Independent, Entrepreneurs on every corner, Bikes on every block, Books and Boots. It's city plan is one for long looks - so much variety and intricacy! The map-drawing centers on the Willamette River, including Portland's city center and business district, the "Heights" to the west and Washington Park. The neighborhoods of East Portland, Hollywood, Ladd's, Irvington, Alberta Street and Northeast Portland, among others fill the other half of the canvas. Also included is the University of Portland campus in the top left corner. 

The painting shown is a variegation of Grey tones.
I can paint Your City Plan in a variety of water colors: (see last image for color swatches)
Blue Grey
Light Blue
Taupe
Ochre
Olive Sage
Watermelon
Grey (shown in photos)
Black
** Please send me a note with your color preference. Choose from this list or another to your liking!  **

Original Watercolor on thick 140pound watercolor paper, signed & dated by me. 
Paper size: 17" x 17" 
Packaged in clear sealed cello sleeve with backboards on either side.
Ships flat, USPS Priority 2-3 days within the US. Insurance and tracking included.
Thank you.

To see more of my process, work and travels, find me on Instagram @turnofthecenturies

{copyright © Kirsten Sparenborg 2016}

***No coupons/discounts on Custom or Commissioned Drawings, please. thank you!***

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