WASHINGTON WATERCOLORS

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ME THIS WEEKEND: 

ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, FROM 11 A.M. TO 5 P.M., I’LL BE AT THE BARRACKS ROW FALL FESTIVAL ON EIGHTH STREET BETWEEN E and I Streets SE. For the complete line-up of performances and artists, go to barracksrow.org.   

ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, I’LL BE AT EASTERN MARKET ON CAPITOL HILL, AT NORTH CAROLINA AVENUE AND SEVENTH STREET SE, FROM 9 A.M. TO 4 P.M. My stall is on the North Carolina Avenue end of the Market Building. Feel free to call or text at 202-390-9069 if you can’t find me, or if the weather turns bad and you want to make sure I’m there.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Amid the Cherry Blossoms

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Amid the Cherry Blossoms

Eastern Market is Washington’s longest operating public market, dating back to the city’s founding in 1790. Early planners Thomas Jefferson and Pierre L’Enfant situated large markets in each of the District’s quadrants; they put the original Eastern Market next to the Navy Yard on Capitol Hill. Today’s Eastern Market–relocated in 1875 to 7th Street and North Carolina Avenue SE–reflects our city’s proudly diverse culture, where people of all colors, ages, political persuasions, and backgrounds come to shop and mingle. Hope you can visit soon!

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The Lafayette Statue at Decatur House, painted for "The President's Neighbors" on view all summer.

The Lafayette Statue at Decatur House, painted for “The President’s Neighborhood” on view all summer.

“THE PRESIDENT’S NEIGHBORHOOD” AT STEPHEN DECATUR HOUSE ON LAFAYETTE SQUARE THROUGH SEPTEMBER 27, 2016: I did several illustrations for this new exhibit by the White House Historical Association. My works include the statue of Marquis de Lafayette, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce building, Decatur House, Dolly Madison House, the U.S. Treasury building, and the Hay Adams Hotel. To see the exhibit, drop by Decatur House at H Street and Jackson Place NW any Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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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. Go to my Views of the City page to see more paintings. 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 on my landline 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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Want to see how I created my MAP OF THE NATIONAL MALL, HAINS POINT, SOUTHWEST, AND PARTS OF DOWNTOWN AND FOGGY BOTTOM? Go to my Maps Gallery to see how it progressed over several months. 

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

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