House Portraits

illustrated bungalow

 

I’ve been a graphic designer and artist for more than 18 years so it was a natural progression to combine the two mediums I love: watercolor and design. Working from you snapshot photo I will create a house portrait as unique as the people who dwell there. I have two styles to choose from:

1. TRADITIONAL HOUSE PORTRAIT:

The home is the focal point, painted in ink and rich watercolors on heavy archival watercolor paper. The painting is unmatted and arrives ready to be framed.

SMALL   5” x 7”   $199
MEDIUM   11” x 14”   $249
LARGE   18” x 24”   $549
EX LARGE   20” x 30”   $649

 

A custom watercolor painting of a new home makes a great house warming gift to new homeowners.

A custom watercolor painting of a new home makes a great house warming gift to new homeowners.

 

This Japanese tea house sits serenely next to a pond.

This Japanese tea house sits serenely next to a pond.

 

A custom redwood fence with copper detailing.

A custom redwood fence with copper detailing.

 

2. DELUXE HOUSE PORTRAIT:  

       WITH VINTAGE TYPE

An ink and watercolor painting of the home, but with added type: words, dates, addresses or names to truly personalize the artwork. Because a combination of mediums are used (watercolor and digital) the artwork is printed on cotton canvas using a high-tech method called giclée. Giclée is a high resolution digital ink jet print that captures minute details making it virtually indistinguishable from the original painting. The printed canvas is wrapped over 1.5” deep wooden stretcher bars, covering the edges and is stapled on the back. No hanging hardware or staples is visible from the front, allowing the canvas to be hung without a frame. The edges are color coordinated to the artwork. A UV coating is applied as a protective finish. You may clean the canvas with a damp cloth.

SMALL   12” x 16”   $349
MEDIUM   16” x 20”   $449
LARGE   18” x 24”   $549

 

illustrated bungalow

A Deluxe House Portrait lets you add your family name, street address, year the house was constructed or other custom words.

 

MY PROCESS:

Email me a photo, headline and any dates or names you’d like to include. Based on the style and color of the house I will create at least two layouts. You can then choose which layout you like and make any changes necessary to fonts/colors, etc. until you are happy with the layout. Then I will paint the house in watercolor and insert it into the layout for your final approval.

I will give you at least two versions to choose from

I will give you at least two versions to choose from

Colors and fonts can be easily changed to your liking although I will usually work with the house colors and style to determine what works best.

 

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