WASHINGTON WATERCOLORS

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ME this weekend: ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, and SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, I plan to be at Eastern Market on Capitol Hill from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting. My booth is on the North Carolina Avenue end of the Market building. Feel free to call me on my cell phone to make sure I’m at the Market, 202-390-9069.

Eastern Market’s food and art offerings reflect a tradition dating back to the founding of Washington, when markets were set up to serve each section of the city. The original Eastern Market was located near the Navy Yard. Today’s Eastern Market, built in 1873, stands on 7th Street between C Street and North Carolina Avenue SE.

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Snow on a Washington Street

Snow on a Washington Street

COME SEE ME AT THE DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY MARKET, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, THROUGH TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, from noon to 8 p.m. each day in front of the National Portrait Gallery on F Street between 7th & 9th streets, N.W. This annual event on downtown Washington’s most beautiful block gives shoppers a chance to buy from directly for artists and other vendors of cool things. (Please note: The Downtown Holiday Market runs through December 23, but I will be there only up to December 9. After that, I’ll be back at Eastern Market for the final two weekends before Christmas.)

MY 2014 HOLIDAY CARDS ARE HERE: Click on”Holiday Images” above to see them!

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Did you see my “Map of Rock Creek Park” in the Washington Post Magazine on Sunday, July 13? I sell the map, created in 2002, as a limited-edition museum-quality print for $395 framed (dark wood, custom-made in North Carolina, 37″x17″) or $300 unframed. (Click on the Maps Gallery page above for a look at the map, or, see the special Post magazine at  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/lifestyle/magazine/rock-creek/

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

THE MAP OF THE NATIONAL MALL, HAINS POINT AND SOUTHWEST IS NOW AVAILABLE! See the “MAPS GALLERY” page for a view of how it looked in progress and for other maps. The National Mall Map comes in two versions: 16″x20″ matted for $45; custom-framed 26″x29″ limited-edition print for $465 (print alone, $300).

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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. More paintings can be seen by clicking on the Views of the City page on the menu bar above. 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 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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