Category: Real Estate Portraits

Homegrown Memories

Many memories are tied to one’s home(s). I can remember specific details about each of the homes I’ve lived in; the colors, rooms, fragrances, family, joys, pains…many things. I think of this when I am drawing a home; of the people who lived there. I don’t think in terms of architectural drawings or blueprints. As a good artist friend told me, “keep it loose”. In my mind that meant, ‘draw the feeling of the house’.

In many ways, the process is like drawing faces. My goal is to bring life to the structures – and to reflect the lives within. 🏡

This particular house had an obstruction 👀. The customer wanted the big tree out of the drawing. It was difficult to get a good photo but with the help of a couple side-view, distorted angled photos I was able to come up with this. 😎


New Challenges…Great Fun!

I received a request for an atypical drawing recently. I think of myself as a pencil portrait (people and pets) artist but a customer asked me to draw a picture of her in-laws home; it is the house her husband grew up in. The thing that motivated me the most was envisioning all the ‘life’ moments that occurred in the house over the years; things that made the house a home. Thinking of those things made it a very fun project.  Oh!…and by the way, I added ‘house’ drawings to my repetoire. 😉