Your custom home watercolor painting is painted on professional grade 140lb cold pressed water color paper of only the finest quality. The watercolor paints are professional grade and are made with only the finest fade-resistent pigement. Each painting comes set in acid-free matboard. There are two sizes available: Large and Medium. Please note a frame is not included. Please allow two weeks from the order date for your painting to be complete.
Overall dimensions including the matboard: 16" x 20"
Viewable painting size (i.e. matboard window size): 10.5" x 13.5 "
*This painting will fit a 16" x 20" frame. Frame not included*
Overall dimensions including the matboard: 12" x 16"
Viewable painting size (i.e. matboard window size): 8.5" x 11.5"
*This painting will fit a 12" x 16" frame. Frame not included*
I require four to six weeks from your order date to complete your painting, however, you may contact me to request a rush. Please note: Due to my work load and the time it takes to paint custom orders I may not be able to accommodate this request. Rush requests will be taken on a case by case basis.
All rates and terms subject to change without notice. Copyright all rights reserved.
Please contact me prior to payment to determine availability and amount due.
Due to the amount of time and effort put in to each custom painting the amount of orders I can accept is limited. Please order early as spaces fill up. Please allow for two to three weeks for your painting to be completed. Please allow a total of four to five weeks if ordering a painting with custom stationary.
As I sketch each line, brick and walkway I am truly reveling in the beauty of each home and garden. I have a sketch style that is almost entirely free-hand which results in giving your home a wonderful cottage appeal. Because I rarely use a ruler you will find that my paintings are not exact replicas of a home but rather loving renderings of a home and its gardens. Each painting I create is the product of considerable study. First I begin with a sketch study. In the sketch study I lay out a rough sketch of your home. Perhaps there is a large tree canapy covering your gorgeous slate roof? In this step I might "trim" back the tree, for example, so as to better view the slate roof. I re-work my sketch until I arrive at my final draft. Next I perform a color study. For the color study I mix paints while keeping detailed notes. This is how I select a color scheme needed to achieve the desired hues, tints and shades for your painting.
Growing up in Southern California there always seemed to be a housing boom. New homes and neighborhoods popped up endlessly and it was a family pastime to tour new model homes. I grew up loving and sketching homes from a young age. I even attempted a few home designs! In the summer of 2015 I moved to West Hartford, Connecticut. I immediately fell in love with West Hartford and its quaint cottage style New England homes and gardens. I revel in the changing seasons and beautifully landscaped yards. In painting West Hartford homes I hope to contribute to West Hartford's exemplary sense of community and pride in home ownership. I feel honored to be a part of the West Hartford community. If you spot me about town snapping photos of a home for my next painting please stop and say hello!
A Color Study