I am so excited about a little job that came my way last week. A dear friend that got me started doing personalized home and pet portraits asked me to do another job for her. This time I am painting her sister’s house for her as a birthday gift. I feel absolutely confident that this secret is safe, so I am showing the work in progress.
This is a lovely house, I love the black and white color scheme. The photo that she sent me was from a real-estate website from when the house was on the market. My friend lives out of state, and had no way of taking a photo or getting one without her sister finding out.
Even though the photo was grainy, I was able to enlarge it and use it for the portrait. One thing I love about this style of painting and about water color paintings is that they are relaxed and perfection is not the goal.
I love that my friend introduced me to the house portrait idea. Last month, Country Living Magazine featured this gift idea.
If you have a gift occasion in the future for a person that “has everything”… this would be a wonderful, personalized and “authentic” gift to give. Not just everyone has a custom portrait of their home hanging in the entry. It’s the ultimate monogram.