Doug Shoemaker Watercolors

"Through the medium of transparent watercolor, my work explores everyday and mundane objects and places in the built and natural environment, tightly editing the composition to evoke the power and clarity of simplicity. Walls, shadows, edges, buildings, landscape and flat surfaces together with strong sunlight all interest me to create meaningful images where the ordinary becomes complex, poetic and memorable.

Represented by SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA. and Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA.

Doug Shoemaker: Palm Springs, California

dzineone@sbcglobal.net

Urban walls

Ordinary objects in the dense urban environment become a rich palette of images; shadows continue to tell movement and time, blank walls become rich with texture and story, symmetry and balance become organizers of complexity. Often editing down a particular view or object to a small focus allows the image to become even more complex and memorable.


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Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - Orange-morning

Orange Morning, watercolor, 11.5" x 20", 2009

$1450/sold

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - HPIM2224

Marina Morning II; watercolor, 15" x 23.75", 2009, available

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - Marina-morning

Marina Morning; watercolor, 13" x 22", 2009, sold

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - Fire-Escape-III

Fire Escape III: 32" x 42", available

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - Pink garage door

Pink Garage door: 22" x 15", 1996, sold

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - Studio View I,II,III

Studio View I, II, III: 12" x 36" 1998, available

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - HPIM2217

Grey Wall: 11" x 23", 1997,available

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - HPIM2092

Studio View: 12" x 12", 1998,available

aquatint/watercolor

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - Deco blue

Deco Blue: 11" x 22", 1998, sold

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - 38nv watercolor

38 Entry: 8" x 10", 2004, available

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - urban escape 1

Urban Escape I: 21" x 34", 1998, available

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - 62nv watercolor

62 Entry: 8" x 10", 2006, available

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - Triple arch

Triple Arch: 25" x 39", 2000,available

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - Fire escape 2

Fire Escape II: 28" x 39", 2001, available

$4200/framed

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - Dolores arch

Dolores Arch: 21" x 32", 1998, sold

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - Stairs in shadow II

Stairs in Shadow: 13" x 28", 1997, sold

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - Rooftop friends

Rooftop Friends: 14" x 22", 1997,sold

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - Pnk and green

Pink and Green: 25" x 39", 2000, available

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - Milkcrates

Milkcrates: 27" x 41": 1998, sold

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - hidden entry

Hidden Entry: 21" x 29", 2007, sold

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - Fire escape 1

Fire Escape 1: 28" x 39", 2000, available

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - Entry curve

Entry Curve: 18" x 18", 2001, sold

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - Blue and red

Blue and Red: 16" X 24", 1999, sold

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - 1603

Stairs at 1603: 24" x 32", 2001, sold

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - Backyard morning

Backyard Shadows: 12" x 20", 2012, available

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - 2-013

Pink Wall: 14" x 23", 1998,sold

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - Pipe valves

Pipe Valve: 25" x 38", 1993, available

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - Four way

Four Way: 26" x 39", 1989, sold

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - Ocean beach wall

Ocean Beach Wall: 24" x 34", 1988, sold

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - Parkbench

Alta Plaza Park Bench: 26" x 34", 1988,sold

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - cable in tension

Cable in Tension: 25" x 39", 2006, available

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - Sunlit balcony

Sunlit Balcony: 18" x 18", 2011

$2500/framed, available

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - 1-Morning at 1651

Morning at 1651: 28" x 35", 2007, available

Doug Shoemaker Watercolors - Urban walls - Fort Mason wall

Fort Mason Wall: 29" x 41", 1997, available