My latest real estate closing gift – house portrait.
Jack Halliburton needed a unique real estate closing gift for his clients, who I am told were moving from their home after residing there for 40 years. He got in touch with me with a quick turn around in mind and we were able to complete this as a gift for his client last week. This was a challenge because I had to imagine what the trees look like with their summer leaves. Its really cold, dry and brown in North Texas right now so I wanted to do a spring or summer scene instead. The fun part was that this house is in my Canyon Creek neighborhood here in Richardson, TX so I was able to take plenty of reference images for the likeness. Long story short I was able to get this out in time for closing and help with an awesome closing gift for Jack and his clients.
I am told they really loved their gift, I was happy to help with the artwork for their house!
I took a few pictures to illustrate what a 3/4 inch canvas wrap option for what a house portrait as a real estate agent closing gift looks like up close and personal.
By the way, Jack is a great guy and he really knows the market. Ive been on the corporate seller side and in my experience he is top notch. Click right here to learn more about Jack. Full disclosure he is in our craft beer club and I drink beers with him which is why I know he is a great guy.
Learn more about my custom house portraits as real estate closing gifts here.
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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!
I finished and shipped this closing gift of a North Texas home last week. This was a fun one because I had to sort of wing it and “see through” the boat to create a nice clean painting without the boat in the driveway. I have been busy in the studio so I haven’t been posting some of the latest closing gift paintings I have completed so stay tuned for a few more posts this week.
I have also included one of the reference photos to illustrate the before and after in the process. I don’t really need anything fancy or professional, mobile phone pictures or quick snaps can give me most of what I need to complete a custom home portrait. You can read more about the process over here at my closing gifts for real estate agents FAQ.
Thanks to Jeff Gideon for hiring me to create a special closing gift for his client. I used to work for him back in my REO days, now he is an agent on the west side of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex – if you or someone you know is looking for a home out that way I absolutely recommend using him. Thanks again Jeff!
A house portrait for a creative real estate closing gift
I love helping agents with creative real estate closing gift ideas and I am happy to have completed a new house portrait for just such an occasion. This home in Austin has a ton of trees and landscaping which made the painting really fun to do.
Realtor, Nikki Tate hired me to complete a painting for the sellers to take with them after they sold their home. She was really great to work with and she tells me the sellers were in her words “thrilled” with the unique and memorable closing gift they received from her.
Hiring me to do a special gift is easy. Go over to my contact form and let me know you are interested. I will ask for a few reference pictures and some an rough idea on how large you want the custom painted house portrait and we can go from there. Don’t know what size? I can help out with that too. Shoot me a line, I would love to hear from you!