Updated: Sep 14, 2020
Watercolors have always been my favorite medium when it comes to painting. Here's a #throwback from 2013. This was my first attempt at painting a house! A surprise gift for my grandparents, who still have it hanging on their wall!
Recently, I designed a logo for a friend who is a realtor. After we finished that project she asked me if I'd be open to painting a house she just sold to a client. She thought it would be such a personal gift to give them! I sat down with a glass of wine, pulled up the photo on my iPad and started sketching.
The thing about houses is that everything is lined up just so. Obviously, art doesn't have to be perfect, but the client has to recognize it's their house! I sketched out the framing first to make sure I was on the right track. That took about 3 hours and then I started painting. Here's a photo of me using a micron pen after the paint dried to highlight some of the details!
Here's a time-lapse of the project coming together!
Here's a few more I've completed!
Watercolor houses are a challenge, but so satisfying when finished! Need a personalized gift for a friend? A watercolor house painting is the perfect gift!