Special Message to my House Portrait Clients

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This is not just a sales pitch that I dreamt up. It’s coming straight from my clients. . . homeowners just like you.

Over the years I have received EIGHT different requests from clients for a second painting of their own home to hang alongside their original portrait.

These examples could give you ideas and inspiration for that special unique surprise Christmas gift for a loved one … or just for yourself to enjoy.  If nothing else, you should find them interesting.

Not to mention that my clients automatically receive a 10% client discount on any repeat commissions…. PLUS I am about to announce my Christmas special which is a further 10% on top of that.


Home in Burbank CA.  From the front (in the Fall) and from the left angle (in the Spring)


A beautiful Victorian farm house in Colorado Springs, CO.


This adorable cottage formerly had red accents and my client decided it was time for a change.


This home is tucked away on Homedale St, Los Angeles


Spanish home, beautiful garden. Glendale, CA.


Those homeowners in Chevy Chase MD decided they needed a bigger home


This bungalow is on Windsor Rd, Austin. My client loves the Craftsman style.

Just like people, homes can be viewed from many different angles and stand points.  Of course we all see the front view of a home, with its character shining through. But have you ever stopped to wonder what the back of some of these homes look like?  You might be surprised — and intrigued!  Additionally the side view of a home on a corner lot can often be completely different.  Then there are the renovation projects of course and changing one’s color scheme. Add the seasonal elements and it sometimes seems that you are looking at a different house!

However the underlying point to the curb appeal of any home comes down to 12 different points in my opinion.  I put these together after clients kept asking me how I selected their home as a subject. That got me thinking and I came up with a total of 12 points all told.  Here they are:
The home is well maintained and often has unique and intriguing features attached to the house or displayed in the garden that reflects the personality of it’s owner.
The architectural style of the home is interesting and the house, porch, outdoor décor and garden compliment this theme, whether it’s Modern, Ranch-style, Craftsman, Tudor, Victorian, Eclectic etc.
The house in all its glory can be clearly viewed, i.e. it is not hidden by trees, hedges, tall fences, gates, brick walls and other artist obstacles.
The landscaping, including trees and bushes, are attractive and help create the overall atmosphere and vibrance of the home.
The home emanates an inviting and welcoming aura, making me want to walk right up the path, knock on the door or relax on the porch.
The home’s historic nature and the story that goes with it is intriguing. I appreciate homeowners’ attention to detail in keeping their homes as close to the original as possible.
The garden is bright and colorful with blooming flora and dazzling flowers.The home has a magical seasonal quality that beautifully portrays either winter, spring, summer or fall.
The home blends in perfectly with its stunning natural elements such as mountains, forest, lake or beach.
The home has architectural characteristics which clearly portrays it’s geographical roots and the classic style of that region.
The home radiates a special quality that makes it stand out from the crowd. Sometimes the message is that it’s a “family home” or it’s the home of an artist, an architect or designer
The colors of the house are well selected and integrate nicely with it’s architectural style, location and the neighborhood it is part of.

I give pictorial examples of each of these points in this blog entitled 12 Points that make a home art inspiring! 

Another article that you may find interesting What story do these house portraits tell about their owners?

That’s it on this post.   Feel free to get in touch.

Cheers, Leisa