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PORTLAND Oregon Watercolor City Blocks Map: ORIGINAL PAINTING (Commission)


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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, graduation or anniversary gift to be treasured.

Commission this map in a color of your choice. I will contact you soon after your purchase of this commission. With this commission, you are also entitled to purchase up to ten prints of your piece at half cost! Give prints as gifts to friends and family. Keep a print for yourself if the original is a gift. Win-win.

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 / northwest.

I will paint Your Map in a color of your choice. Tell me what color this special place conjures for you, or choose a color from the menu. FYI - Grey and a mixed palette of grey/green/blue are shown here in the listing photos.

Please allow 4 - 8 weeks for completion.

Original Watercolor on thick 140gsm watercolor paper, signed & dated by me.

Frame not included.

{painting will be copyright © Kirsten Sparenborg and I will make and sell prints of this piece.}

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


Thank you so much. I’m so pleased to share this love of maps and travel - from cities to wilderness - with you!

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