Spring may look different is various parts of the country . . . but it always warm one’s heart
There’s something special about spring! After those long cold dreary days, the sun bursts forth, new buds grow and vibrant colors come to view. It’s finally safe to go outside, have a picnic and revel in this wonderful time of the year.
Being that I have lived all over the USA and travelled to every corner, I can appreciate the different forms of spring in every region. I often hear people say that Florida, Southern California, New Mexico and even parts of Texas don’t really experience spring. Not so. It is just a matter of looking…
Allow me to take you on a meandering spring house portrait tour across the USA to show you some of my favorite spring portraits. And while you are at it, please enjoy the array of beautiful homes that go with these spring blooms.
The Midwest is filled with a variety of architectural styles from Colonial to Ranch and everything between. Bungalows and Craftsman style homes are abundant, Although as you get closer to the divide between the Midwest and the Northeast, more historical homes like Colonial Revivals Cape Cod, Tudor and Victorians become more frequent.
If ever there were a perfect region for Colonial style homes and cottages, the Northeast is it. These styles run rampant throughout this part of the U.S., yet you can still find an abundant mix of Victorian, Ranch, Craftsman, Tudor and Country style homes sprinkled in the mix. I’ve included a variety of examples of architectural styles from my selection of Spring portraits in this region below.
The southernmost region of the U.S. is quite expansive and the architectural styles can vary noticably in certain states. For example, Texas, Oklahoma, and Georgia commonly have traditional Colonial and Southern style homes, but with many other influences as well. Georgia also sports French style homes in about a fifth of their overall single-family residences. The Southern style home is a staple in this region with the large wrap-around porches and shuttered windows. (Rocking chairs are a must-have!) Florida, on the other hand, has a different atmosphere, with Mediterranean and Spanish style homes in abundance.
The Western region of the U.S. has many Craftsman homes as well as ranch styles. This includes Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and California. These styles are intertwined with an eclectic mix of Modern, Colonial Revivals, Mediterranean, Tudor and historic Victorians throughout this region.
When it comes to painting house portraits, spring is one of my favorite seasons, I love the vibrant blooms, fresh green leaves and revitalized landscaping which varies from one location to the next.
If you would like me to capture your home in the spring just let me know. Perhaps you would like to match it with an existing portrait of your home in another season. Over the years I have become quite familiar with seasonal flora so can create any season through working with you in terms of landscaping details.
And be on the look out for my Father’s Day special which I will be announcing shortly.
Cheers and may you enjoy the spring color and warmer weather while it lasts!