John N. Stewart - My Landscape Watercolors
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.