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Painting / Watercolor

PCC Art Galleries

  • A brightly colored butterfly is perched on a stem with a small blue flower. There are a few stems with green leaves to the right.
  • Bright pink and purple buildings.
  • A painting of a woman's smiley face in warm tones without hair or eyes over a white background.
  • A painting of a jingle dress dancer on a shattered mirror. The woman's long dress is red, with many gold accessories. Around the woman, in the reflection of the mirror, nature is visible.
  • A whale swimming through the sky.
  • Red and white bottle cap on a red background that reads, "Cap, Corona, COVID".
  • A watercolor painting of a young black woman, her hair in two braids, painted from the chest up with a pink and purple cloud-like background.
  • My shadow with my arms and head touching tree branches, causing an illusion that I am tall and thin.
  • Cut out of a Hindu inspired figure version of Angela Davis meditating upon a wall made up of the garden of earthly delights by Hieronymus Bosch and the voice of space spherical bell to their side.
  • In the foreground a cat is sleeping in it he sun on a granite rock. In the background is a waterfall.
  • An arch shaped watercolor painting featuring a portrait of a young man in the foreground, surrounded by hands in various positions and laurel leaves, with dark abstract background.
  • A watercolor painting of flowers.
  • A painting in cool colors of a vial, syringe, and needle head.
  • The painting is an illustration of an art deco bathroom with a bold, symmetrical gold band along the wall which frames the bathtub. It is lit from above by a single chrome dome light, and flanked by bright fluorescent sconces that hang on emerald colored walls with shiny mirrors. In the center of the room is the bathtub, which is partly closed by a sheer white curtain.
  • Oil painting of a girl drowning with no sign of struggle, acceptance of the end with nothing to hold on to.
  • A skull covering a compass with a forest scape growing out of it's right eye socket. Birds flying and a large sun in the back center of the composition.
  • A painting in greenish blue tones of an abstract spiral background with two white human figures in the center.
  • A horizontal painting of a dark purple staircase on the left with a blue human figure at the bottom sitting down calmly while there is a big fire behind and on the right side of the image.
  • A nice day out with flower for a centipede.
  • A painting in black and white of a candle and a box of matches in the foreground, two shadow puppets of a dragon and a knight in the mid-ground, and larger cast shadows of the puppets in the background.
  • Abstracted human figure in blue with reds, oranges, yellows and greens forming the abstract background.
  • A watercolor self portrait painting of the artist: a white woman with blonde and blue hair, white lilies sit atop her head, she is crying, tears streaming down her face, she is wearing a maroon sweater and the background is dark grey.
  • A watercolor painting of a latinx woman from the shoulders up, she has long brown hair, wearing a blue beanie and sweater, she is crying.
  • A painting in shades of blue featuring a glass cup and within it is the main focal point of an orange goldfish.
  • A painting of a woman submerged in water, the night sky as her witness.
  • A painting depicting a great horned owl with its head turned right so that its gold left eye stares directly at the viewer.
  • Candy still life with vivid colors.
  • This is a buffalo standing alone in an empty field.
  • This is a painting of an old wall in Korea leading to a setting sun.
  • This is a still life painting of a vase sitting next to an apple.
  • Colorful painting of dog in the foreground and human in the background.
  • A small elderly woman looking at the viewer from under the protective arm of a black sculpture/man holding an umbrella against a city background.
  • A black and white painting of a man's face with a mustache.
  • A black and white painting of a man's face with a mustache.
  • There's a woman with a naked body sitting on the edge of her bed, heading towards the window. In the window far away you can see a few buildings. The colors of the room are very dark, but at the same time, on the floor of the room, you can see an incredible blue that reflects the sky but at the same time reflects water, which makes the moment a little climbed.
  • A colorful abstract of a man walking down the street with a dog in the fall.
  • An abstract painting of hands with an energetic background.
  • There are two red geraniums with a small glass dish between them. A few petals have fallen off too. The reflection of the afternoon winter sunlight on the window makes it hard to see there is a dogwood tree outside the window that is leafless but with buds.
  • A painting of a child and adult male confronting each other, eye-to-eye, in the light from a window with a lamp in-between.
  • A painting of a man holding a dove in his hand and against his chest. He is standing in the rain on the roof top of a building. He is mostly in the shadows, surrounded by steam from below, but is backlight by a large, bright neon sign which reflects onto his skin and the bright white dove.
  • A painting of a faceless Frida Kahlo portrait overlaying a Claude Monet painting.
  • Visitors engage with family members in a living room, three people gather in the back and one person sits on a couch.
  • Many people stand in a crowd for the first Pride march in 1970, the scene is tinted pink and a yellow flag points upwards to the left.
  • A child stands in the foreground looking at a whale floating in a red sky, trees can bee seen in the mid-ground.
  • Colorful flowers painted with abstraction sit in a front of a light blue background on a wooden tabletop
  • A bouquet of red roses in a red vase, upon a white, pink, and red silky liquid substance that appears to be splashing beneath it. The background appears tiled/grid-like in reds and pinks on the left side, and shaded in dark blacks and purples on the right side.
  • A watercolor painting of a view from a window.
  • A painting of a woman sitting in a window.
  • A Rose in a Glass Dish.
  • A painting of a woman lying on her back with her arms and head dangling from the bed (as if having fainted) as a creature crouches on her chest in a hunched position; while the background consists of dark shadowed red curtains, with the head of a horse-like apparition peeking through.
  • A painting in color of the partial profile face of a woman, partial hands, and partial translucent organic elements over basswood panel.
  • Imitation painting of David Hockney's painting of a road in Santa Monica.
  • A woman with colorful background painted with acrylics.
  • A painting that is bisected with the top half orange and the bottom half blue. A polar bear holding on to a chunk of ice in the foreground and layers of other images in the background.
  • Mona Lisa's body and backdrop with Mitch McConnell's face.
  • Painting divided into three sections: 1) a young Janis Joplin listening to the music that influenced her 2) a 60s rock concert and light show performance with Big Brother and the Holding Company 3) a depiction of Janis found dead in her hotel room in October 1970.
  • Ophelia is large in the center of the image and is floating in water, wearing a billowing white dress. This image includes art nouveau style framing around Ophelia and the background. In the background is a lake with a large willow tree with a broken branch. The branches of the willow tree are placed so they appear as a continuation of Ophelia's hair that is radiating out around her head. Around her torso is also a round art nouveau frame that includes illustrations of all of the flowers that she gave to others. The colors are bright and warm, and there is a sunset in the sky in the background. A small deer is also laying in the grass in the bottom right foreground.
  • A man-sized gnome sits on an oversized mushroom cap in the mouth of a dark cave, at the bottom of a grassy slope. In the distance, enormous pink mushrooms stand on long, stilt-like stems, towering halfway up a craggy mountain, carved in the shape of a gnome's bust.
  • Three red Bartlett pears resting in a ceramic bowl on a wooden countertop, in front of a window, with sun filtering through the leaves of the trees outside.
  • An acrylic painting of the ocean and mountains as seen from behind a plant.
  • A painting of a dark landscape. The silhouette of a crane flies over a dark home with lit windows. In the foreground, the silhouette of a woman wielding a shotgun aims at the crane.
  • Three figures with subtle animal images in the background.
  • Three men in blue tones working with shovels and other tools out doors against a yellow-green and white sky.
  • A larger-than-life goldfish floats through an empty, blue city.
  • A painting of a snowy scene with buildings in the foreground and purple mountains in the background.
  • Lonely oak tree in a field of lilac flowers, overseeing hills.
  • Purposeful colors and patterns for our pandemic state of mind.
  • A watercolor Painting of a white house with red roof in a field with trees silhouetted against a cloudy sky at sunset.
  • A line drawing of a face grimacing. The background is a crackly white texture.
  • Painting of house with large bushes, with one bush in front covered with flowers. There is a beautiful cloudy, textured sky in the background.
  • Two people standing in front of a rainbow in a galaxy with two spaceships. Holding signs that say "Workers of the World Unite" and "Black Lives Matter".
  • A bear in a nightgown sits in an overstuffed chair in his comfy living room with his cat on the rug, a fire going in the fireplace on the left, pictures hanging on the wall behind him, and his window showing a nighttime scene of moon and stars. He says "Life sucks" and his cat replies, "Word."
  • A bright orange sun sets on the horizon, the silhouetted forms of alien buildings surrounding it in the foreground; dark blue and magenta clouds hang in the air, with a large purple planet looming in the top left corner, with spaceships whizzing by throughout the scene.
  • A painting of a man dressed in a shirt and tie leaning against a bedroom wall, asleep.
  • A painting in which four people are sitting at a table; three are playing cards.
  • A painting of a person standing in a kitchen, with arms crossed, looking at a tilted bowl on the counter.
  • A portrait painting of a woman underwater with sewn on beads and seashells.
  • A painting in portrait format of a young man, face and torso visible, wearing a domino mask, harlequin print top, and neck ruff, surrounded by red poppy flowers.
  • A still-life oil painting of pile of healthy foods on a table in a house facing the waterfront.
  • A painting of a woman surrounded by heads in face masks.
  • Colorful leaves and shapes.
  • Drawing of a woman wearing a red cloak and a wolf approaching her from the left side.
  • A still life oil painting of three antique books, a vertebra and a tall jar filled with some dried plants and a child's paintbrush.
  • A still life watercolor painting of fruit, one shiny green apple, one bright yellow apple with shades of red, pink and orange markings and one ripened red pear, all resting upon a gray and shadowy, wrinkled cloth.
  • A drawing of red roses.
  • A landscape of Oregon’s magical John Day River country, including the river, desert vegetation and surrounding canyon.
  • Watercolor of a night sky with clouds, telephone wires, trees and a flag.
  • A painting from the perspective of a boat, with the corner of the stern visible as red orange hues coat the ocean and hazy Golden Gate bridge and lights on the bay in the distance.
  • A watercolor painting depicting a gravel path with two benches to the left and right. The path extends between the benches and curves to the left. Trees covered in moss can be seen in the middle-ground, while the background contains dense woods. Patches of green grass can be seen to the side of the path.
  • A watercolor painting depicting an underwater trail. The foreground contains a couple of rocks tinted in yellow, red, and blue colors, a signpost, and a tree. The background contains several blurred trees. A gravel path winds from the foreground to the background, and continuing down the path quickly leads to a foggy background. Small debris surrounds the scene. Near the top of the painting, refracted color and wave lines can be seen.
  • Slightly florescent avocados everywhere, and there's a lady dressed in a victorian style dress in the middle of all those avocados.
  • The background is a vibrant blue that fades into a light blue in the middle. Giant cacti and other plants are abstractly painted in dark greens in the middle ground. Two abstracted tan women, one facing front with emphasized breast, left shoulder, and foot, while another sits in profile with emphasis on the feet and thigh.
  • The inside of a Hawaiian church painted in blues and chartreuse and reddish brown colors.
  • Ink wash image of a woman wearing sunglasses with arms outstretched.
  • Two cartoonishly drawn women with serious expressions on their faces have a conversation with a neon green abstract backdrop.
  • A series of broken trees.
  • Trees in the forest.
  • A painting of a mountain and snowy landscape at night.
  • An androgynous semi translucent figure stands hunched over in front of a textured blue and white background with brown drips coming from the top of the painting
  • A stoic and graceful heron wading through the year 2020.
  • A winter scene looking up from the base of a gnarly deciduous tree against a cloudy blue sky.
  • Multi-colored and textured river rocks.
  • A painting of a conductor in the lower center of the painting topped by rows and rows of tuba players in Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square.
  • A vibrant bouquet of flowers and greenery with a large succulent and bird skull included on a dark washed background.
  • Portrait of a brown dog with a white chest.
  • This is an image of a small blue and orange bird on a log with a twig and bud sticking out on a green and light brown washed background.
  • Landscape of dark trees and houses in foreground around dusk with a view of the pink and light blue sky and Willamette River.
  • Interpretation of Van Gogh's skeleton with a burning cigarette.
  • A painting in black and white of Jack Nicholson in the classic "The Shining" movie, his eyes cast to the right as he peers through the ripped notebook paper.
  • A child stands in the foreground looking at a whale floating in a red sky, trees can bee seen in the mid-ground.
  • An abstract camper at dusk with a silhouette of a man. Blues and warm colors.
  • An interpretation of a Helen Frankenthaler painting using ink wash to explore value and shape.