House Portraits this week!

Watercolor Homes in Five States

With Christmas around the corner I have been super busy and engrossed in an interesting mix of portraits.

This gorgeous home in Newton Square, Pennsylvania,  is an all time garden favorite. Last year the homeowner commissioned me to do a pen and watercolor of his home from the front and now I have had the pleasure of painting the equally interesting view from the back of the home.

Garden view of Pennsylvania Home
Garden view of Pennsylvania Home

And here is another commission, this time a cute Cape Code in Indiana.  This is a family home and will be a Christmas present for the parents who still live there.

Family Home in Indiana
Family Cape Code Home in Indiana

On the east coast this week, I will start with this home tucked away in the heart of Washington D.C., a classic colonial style of architecture that this area is famous for.

Washington DC Classic Colonial Home
Washington DC Classic Colonial Home

And next door in Chevy Chase Maryland I selected this interesting Craftsman home to be part of my Chevy Chase series. I especially love the color of the home.

Chevy Chase, MD, Craftsman Home
Craftsman Home in Chevy Chase, MD

Moving over to the west coast, these portraits cover a broad area of the Greater LA area. I am starting with this warm family home in Arcadia. It is a wonderful example of the interesting ranch style homes that can be found in the area. Unfortunately such homes are rapidly disappearing and being replaced by over-sized monsters.  I am trying to artistically preserve as many of these homes as possible so they can at least be remembered as family treasures to their current owners.

Ranch style family home in Arcadia, CA
Ranch style family home in Arcadia, CA

The next is a cute Spanish bungalow in Burbank, CA.  This was commissioned as a Christmas gift for the owner.

Spanish Bungalow in Burbank, CA
Spanish Bungalow in Burbank, CA

For anyone who says there are no seasons in the Southern California should take a closer look at this historic home in the lovely mountain community of La Canada-Flintridge, CA.

HistoricFall home in La Canada-Flintridge, CA
Historic home in La Canada-Flintridge, CA

And lastly there is a wonderful Spanish home in Santa Monica.  Adding to the elegance of the home is bright and interesting landscaping and a welcoming brick entrance.

Santa Monica Monteray
Spanish home in Santa Monica CA

There you have it for this week.  Not only were all my house portraits in different cities and states, but each are their own unique architectural style. I certainly can never complain about being bored by doing the same thing twice!

Ciao for now.  Leisa

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