This Week’s House Portraits

This Week’s House Portraits

House Portraits
Unique House Portrait Subjects -  Historic Victorian to Classic Modern. It was another fun week with an interesting array of homes, this time in seven different cities and eight distinctly different architectural styles. One of my favorites was this Victorian Row House tucked away on Willard St NW in the heart of Washington DC. The architecture in this area of DC is quite outstanding and applaud the homeowners and the city for the care that is taken to keep the historic beauty of these home in tact. Built in the late 19th century, note the wonderful detail of this home. I love the color choice too, especially against the warm colors of Fall. Here is the portrait along with the homeowner and her extremely cute baby! [caption id="attachment_5524" align="alignleft" width="250"]…
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House Portrait with Four Cats!

House Portrait with Four Cats!

House Portraits
Watercolor home in seasonal settings This was a really fun project and a wonderful story.  My client asked me to create four paintings of her childhood home in Wellesley, MA in each of the four seasons. She gave me details for each season and had a special request. That I include four different cats that her parents have had and loved over the years and the typical poses for each. Then she left me to it! This Christmas she is presenting an original seasonal painting to her parents (who still live in the home) as well as her two siblings. She and her husband are keeping one for themselves of course! Please enjoy the beauty of the seasons below. And see if you can find the cats!   In the…
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Creating House Portraits in Arcadia, California

Creating House Portraits in Arcadia, California

House Portraits
. . .  While Helping to Preserve its History One of my main objectives in painting a series of Arcadia homes is to preserve in an art form many of the lovely family homes with lawns, gardens and children’s play areas that have existed in this area for many decades. My series focuses only on the more original homes of Arcadia, many of which I note are being torn down and replaced by huge structures which from an artistic perspective are not of interest to me. It saddens me to see the continuing departure of so many beautiful historic buildings in Arcadia. Here are just a few of my favorite homes, including the lovely well maintained bungalow (above) that is one of the oldest homes in Arcadia. I think it…
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My Most Art Inspiring June Home Portraits!

My Most Art Inspiring June Home Portraits!

House Portraits
Watercolor Paintings of Summer Homes Summer is a busy time for us all. There's summer break for the kids, visits from family, finally a chance to do those needed repairs to the home and garden, not to mention that well earned summer vacation! Despite all that is going on, I invite you to take a moment and enjoy my Most Art Inspiring Homes picks for June. They include a rich array of color and vibrance that is the very essence of summer.  Being that I am not able to include everything on my website, I started this monthly summary of some of my favorite homes.   [caption id="attachment_3859" align="aligncenter" width="450"] The Most Enticing!  -- Pasadena, California[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_3854" align="aligncenter" width="450"] The Most Classic! -- Georgetown, DC[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_3856"…
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House Portraits in San Marino

House Portraits in San Marino

House Portraits
Watercolor Home Portraits in San Marino, California Architecturally, San Marino is a very interested area. I think it can be best described as eclectically elegant with lush green lawns and manicured colorful gardens.  From small bungalows [caption id="attachment_3813" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Cute bungalow in the heart of San Marino, CA[/caption] to elegant Italianate homes, [caption id="attachment_3814" align="aligncenter" width="477"] San Marino CA Italianate home[/caption] to impressive Spanish, [caption id="attachment_3815" align="aligncenter" width="473"] San Marino Spanish watercolor with beautiful garden[/caption] to interesting Tudors, [caption id="attachment_3816" align="aligncenter" width="514"] San Marino, CA, Tudor home[/caption] San Marino has it all! Interesting info re San Marino:  The city in located in the San Rafael Hill and was incorporated in 1913. It was designed by its founders to be uniquely residential, with expansive properties surrounded by beautiful gardens, wide…
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My La Canada Flintridge, California, House Portraits

House Portraits
Watercolor Home Paintings -- New Series in La Canada Flintridge I am having such fun with my new series. The La Canada area has such an amazingly eclectic homes. Here are some of my favorites. As usual I am always looking to select a broad array of homes as my subjects.  As you can see from some of my first paintings below, La Canada has them all -- from a historic Tudor, an interesting Ranch style home to a gorgeous historic Spanish home. And here is a little about La Canada Flintridge taken from the Neighborhood Scout. Its a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 20,584 people and five constituent neighborhoods, La Canada Flintridge is the 311th largest community in California. La Canada Flintridge…
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