Here is my latest House Portrait – luckily I got to play around with shadows and strong light again this time. I really enjoy how these turn out when the trees get to shade a pretty good portion of the house portraits paintings. I did this one as another realtor closing gift in my marathon painting sessions in December.
Its a bit slow right now so I am working on a few things, mainly a house portrait of my own home (wife’s request) and a series on the historical homes in Plano Texas. I took a walkabout last summer and have some great reference photographs to do some house portraits of these awesome looking historical homes.
The realtor closing gifts are turning out great and I am having a lot of fun doing these house portraits. Of course they make great closing gifts, but I wonder if an ambitious realtor could use them as an eye catching way to attract visitors in the print advertising? I for one would stop and take a second look at if in a direct mailer or online. I think its an idea worth pursuing but I will need to talk to some more real estate agent friends to see what they think.
So, what say you, would you use a custom painted house portrait in print advertising for a house for sale? Feel free to comment below. I am always floating new ideas and I would love to hear from you.
New Digital Painting – Colorado House
Sharing some more of my December commissions now that gifts have been given and there are no spoilers to surprises. This is a house portrait, a digital painting of a home in Colorado. I printed this at 24 x 36 on acid free canvas.
I was commissioned to make this for Sean, he gave it to his wife Sarah at Christmas. I told him to send me a bunch of pictures at morning and night, as I wanted a dramatic light source. I really like the trees casting shadow on most of the house, and how the bright light amps up the composition.
He was telling me while I was working on it that his wife keeps talking about how after they take Christmas cards down they will have a big empty wall and need to get something. Well, I think this one did the trick!
I was really happy to create this for them, such great people. If you dig really good music check Sean’s band out here on his facebook page for “The Longest Day of the Year” Thanks for sending me the photo of your artwork hanging Sean!
New Digital Painting – “I love that song” I had this printed and stretched on a 12 x 18 canvas.
Now that the Christmas rush is over with I will be sharing some of the commissions I did in December. I did this painting of a couple for a dear friend of mine for a Christmas gift. I have been playing with more exaggerated lighting set ups for a while now and this one was really fun to do with the very bright light presumably coming from a bedside lamp. I wanted to keep things really simple and focus on the lighting and the connection between the two.
It is a little different stylistically from some of my other work – I intentionally wanted to keep things loose and not go overboard with rendering/realism. They loved their Christmas gift, I hope you enjoy it too!
Thanks for reading, and I hope you all are having a great 2016 so far!