Celebrating Summer and Getting Out and About

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Every-day scenes with House Portrait Backdrops.

Well done for making it this far and I hope you are doing well.
After months of being bombarded with the dangers of the pandemic and the need to stay at home and stay safe, things are freeing up at last — a welcome relief with the beckoning warmer weather and longer summer days.
These paintings are a celebration of getting out and about. They include simple, enjoyable, every-day activities, that we should never take for granted. 
 
From kids playing in the streets, to walking the dog and an inquisitive boy checking out a free little library.  All have architectural backdrops that represent life and people in the city — weather in urban areas or quiet suburbs.
Kids playing in Alexandria, VA
Ball game in Philadelphia, PA
Phone conversation in Brooklyn, NY
Surprise flowers in Washington, DC
Walking the dog in Alexandria, VA
Relaxing on the porch, Alexandria, VA
Afternoon stroll in Charleston, SC
Walking in San Francisco, CA

In addition to creating my usual architectural art and commissions of homes and historic buildings, I have been using the lockdown period to work on compiling my coffee table book. I am pleased to say that I have made more progress in the last couple of months than I have in the last year!

My book will be published later this year.  It will include around 600 paintings of homes and buildings in all 50 states and will be around 250 – 300 pages in length. So stayed tuned for updates on this. I will be pre-selling copies to help fund the book and will make sure all my clients and friends are informed. I will also send special notices to homeowners whose house portraits are featured in the book.

Don’t forget to let me know if you have a special request or idea for a house portrait. Whether its a different angle or season of your own home, the family home or that one-of-a-kind gift for a dear friend.

Don’t forgot that I always love to hear from you, find out what you are up to and receive your feedback.

Love Leisa