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John N. Stewart - My Landscape Watercolors

Updated on February 21, 2013

Landscape Watercolors by John Norman Stewart

I think that I might have painted my first landscape watercolor when I was in Junior High. I won't disclose the year :). This lens will attempt to show a variety of my landscape watercolors that were done over the last 50 years - but who's counting? Thank you for looking at them.




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Boggs Champlin Watercolor

I took a hike with artist Phil Dynan in Rancho Tehama in Northern California, on a clear, beautiful spring day. I came across this nice configuration of a dry creek bed and some walnut trees. I took some pictures and painted this from one of those.

Burney Falls

This is a relatively small watercolor that, I think, captures the falls pretty well. I remember that it was close to 90 degrees at the top of the steps that lead down and was 20 degrees cooler at the base of the falls. A beautiful spot.

Avenue Of The Giants

When we lived in Ferndale, California, we were about 25 minutes away from this spot. I love to walk among these giants and gaze up on the swaying branches and leaves that are 100's of feet above.

East Weaver Creek

It's a nice little hike up to this spot on East Weaver Creek, in Weaverville, California. This is the view from where I was standing on a beautiful arched bridge.

The Old Ore Machine

I found this old piece of mining equipment near the highway, heading East from Redding, California. I thought it had an interesting shape to it.

Weaverville Cliffs

This spot is on Highway 299 just outside of Weaverville, California. Rocks are my friends....

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Laguna Canyon Palm

I painted this one in the 90's. I was involved with an art gallery in Laguna Beach and this was out on the highway that runs through Laguna Canyon.

Storm Over Tracy

I was passing through Tracy, California, when I saw this huge storm cloud passing over farmlands that used to be typical for this area. On the other side of the highway were non-stop condominiums that went on forever.

Laguna Canyon Rocks

Another spot in Laguna Canyon in the 90's. These rocks are amazing. Some are 60 feet long and many are hollow, like egg shells. They were fenced off on private property or I would have investigated more closely.

Crumpled Paper and Palm Springs View

I painted these two on the same sheet of paper and I couldn't bear to separate them. So I had them framed together. Painted in 2006.

Patrick's Point

Also painted in 2006 from a photo that I took from "Wedding Rock" at Patrick's Point in Trinidad, California. This is a large, full sheet watercolor.

Oregon Stump

This was one of those expansive empty sandy beaches along the Oregon Coast. I probably painted this in the 80's, when I made frequent trips to see my daughter who lived inland.

Oregon Coastline #3

I sold this one to a nice lady that lives on the Oregon Coast. Oregon has some of the most beautiful coastlines of any place in the world.

Titwillow Stump



This is a watercolor miniature (4 x 6 inches) of a stump that was near the Titwillow turnoff from Highway 299, between Willow Creek and Eureka, California. The day was brisk, windy and gorgeous.......


Wagon At White Sands

This watercolor is special in that it and two others got me into the National Watercolor Society. I still have it and it hangs in the entry-way of our home in Northern California.

La Jolla Cove

When my daughter was attending UCSD in La Jolla, California, we used to hang out there a lot. This is one of those unique geological rock formations that happens there.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Beautiful work. I just love them. Thank you for sharing.

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      John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @scss: Thanks Helene, so much for liking my lenses and for your nice comments. Appreciate it very much. :) John

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      scss 6 years ago

      gorgeous work - big thumbs up and Like from me - loved looking at your works!

      Helene malmsio

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      John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @anonymous: Thanks BevsPaper: You are very kind. Appreciate your comment. I was pretty happy with the way WWS turned out. Have a wonderful rest of the week! :) John

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I so love the "Wagon At White Sands"! What a wonderful gift you have!

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      John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @dustytoes: Hi dustytoes: Thanks for your comments and visiting my lens. I really enjoy painting rocks....there are so many varieties of them.

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      dustytoes 6 years ago

      I love the view from Patrick's Point (in your painting)- marvelous! I think that rocks are difficult to capture, but you do a very nice job.

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      John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @GrowWear: Thanks GroWear: Really appreciate your Squid Angel Blessing and comments, etc. about my lens. I painted two versions of the La Jolla watercolor and both of them sold a few years back. It's a very special place......J

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      GrowWear 6 years ago

      Love them all. La Jolla Cove is my favorite.

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      John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @jptanabe: Thanks for your comments and your angel blessing on my lens. The response from all of you is overwhelming. Have an incredible weekend. :)

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      John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @mbgphoto: Thanks for your Squid Angel Blessing and nice comments on this lens. It means a lot to me. Have a wonderful and blessed weekend....:) j

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      John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @Wednesday-Elf: Thanks so much Wed_elf: The California coast is hard to beat, especially the Big Sur, Carmel, Monterey section. I love it and would like to visit it more often....:)

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      John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @indigoj: I'm really blown away by all of you......when I hit 70 last year, I thought I had fallen between the cracks...(art-wise) but you really have exhorted and bolstered me up. Thanks so much!

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      kimmanleyort 6 years ago

      John, I was so happy to discover your paintings and writings on Squidoo. This page is featured today on Squidoo Lens Reviews. Stop by and pick up a badge if you'd like.

      http://blog.growwear.com/a-life-in-landscape-paint...

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      John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @kimmanleyort: I was bowled over when I received your message. Thanks so much for reviewing my lens with such sensitivity and appreciation. I'll be sure to install the badge on the lens this weekend. Again thanks for the great review!!! :)

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 6 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Wow these watercolors are simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Blessed.

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      Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Beautiful works...blessed by a Squidangel

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      John - your watercolor landscapes are fantastic. I lived on the California coast many years ago, so really enjoyed your CA coastal landscapes in particular. My daughter is an artist who works mainly in pastels, but has done some watercolors, a couple of which hang on my walls. So glad you were featured today on Squidoo Lens Review or I never would have found you.

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      Indigo Janson 6 years ago from UK

      This is simply beautiful, John! I'm so glad Kim shared this lens with us all today. You are a wonderful artist and have given me a new appreciation of watercolours.

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      John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @WindyWintersHubs: Hey WindyWinters: Thanks for checking out my Watercolor Landscape lens and for your very nice comments. Have a great day! John

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      WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Brilliant Watercolor Paintings. Your choice of colors are very soothing. Thanks for sharing your work. :)