house portraits

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.


you're a lizard, gary!

happy monday!!

my friend kathryn texted me a couple of months ago asking if i could do a painting for her husband josh for his birthday. "you're a lizard, gary!" is one of their inside jokes because they're extremely adorable people. anyway, this is what i came up with. it made me really glad. i hope it makes you glad as well.

and now back to your regularly scheduled NSS preparation freakout...