when my friend shannon asked me to paint a portrait of the house her friends just bought, i was over the moon! i love painting houses!
when i first painted this, i painted the windows black because that’s kind of how they looked in the reference photo. when it was almost all done, i looked at it and thought the house looked dead. i went back and re-painted the windows blue and had to redo all the window detail. but i feel much happier with it now! i also had considered doing some kind of floral or fern embellishment, but ultimately decided on oak leaves because the house is in raleigh - the city of oaks! :)
i hope i’ll have an opportunity to paint more house portraits in the future.