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A House Portrait is a Source of Family Pride
Why a House Portrait?
Many of the people I meet and speak to, initially do not realize the personal satisfaction and pride that comes from having a portrait of their home. They spend many years or a few, doing the constant upkeep, making an improvement here and there, or maybe even some well-thought renovations to improve the house or the landscaping. They may have a fine old home in a wonderful historic neighborhood or maybe not.
But at first thought, they don’t think it is much or important until they see it represented as a work of art.
In many ways the attitudes towards our homes reflect the attitudes we have about ourselves – we discount what is really there and undervalue it. Yet a home represents you, your lifestyle, your family and one can even say becomes an extension of your personality.
Just as we all value a family portrait for its sentimental and historic value, so it is with a house portrait. It immortalizes your home and all you have accomplished with it. It becomes a very cherished item, not just another painting on your wall.
Here is what a few of my clients have said:
“When Leisa brought us the house portrait of our Craftsman style home, it exceeded our wishes and expectations. I was amazed at how well she was able to evoke the actual feel of our home. Leisa was a delight to work with throughout the process and listened to our thoughts and vision for the portrait. I still find it incredible that she was able to take our vision and put it to paper so beautifully. We are more than happy with the result!” – P.L., Virginia USA
“What a warm, comforting feeling when I look at my house portrait. I can feel us in the living room in front of a fire on Christmas morning. I can smell turkey in the oven. I will pass my house portrait painting to my children who I have no doubt will pass it on to their children. Thank you!” – D.W., New Jersey USA
“Thank you for our bungalow house portrait! The pen details of the house are very precise and the painting is a wonderful remembrance of many happy family memories. It makes a beautiful piece of original artwork for our home.” – S.P., Wisconsin USA
The House Portrait Process
The process of creating a house portrait is quite simple. I am sent a photo or photos of the home from the perspective the client would like it to be painted or from different angles so I can see what will look best. I then combine two mediums in creating the house portrait.
First, I complete a pen drawing of the subject, ensuring all details of the home and garden are included.
Second, I do a watercolor painting on top of the drawing to bring out the life and uniqueness of the home and surroundings. Being that water is used instead of opaque white paint, one can create that magical translucent quality of watercolors but still see the pen details underneath.
The result is a beautiful and evocative work that makes your home in to a work of art!
The Cost of a House Portrait
My usual price range for a house portrait is $350 to $650, depending on size and framing. Other factors can also effect the price, such as larger sized paintings (which I usually recommend for larger homes and gardens). Just as personal tastes vary, every home is uniquely different. so it is best to contact me directly so that I can answer all of your questions. Call me or click a contact link on this page and I will get back to you promptly.
Thinking of a House Portrait, Talk to the Artist
If you are reading this, you have obviously come to this page because you are interested in a house portrait either for yourself or as a gift. I would love to talk to you about your thoughts and desires for a house portrait.
To contact me, please fill out the form on this page and I will get back to you quickly. Or if you prefer, you can call me at 703-598-7360.
To see more of my house portrait work, click an image below to go to the house portraits gallery of your choice
Go to Craftsman Style Gallery
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Go to Historic Buildings Gallery
Go to Tudor Style Gallery
Go to Colonial Revival Gallery
Go to Spanish Revival Gallery
Go to Victorian Houses Gallery
Go to Modern Houses Gallery
Go to Garden Paintings Gallery
COMMISSIONED ART: Go to Leisa’s Commissioned Art Page
Much of the art work I do is commissioned art. These are unique personalized paintings of people, homes or places that have special meaning to you or a family member or friend.
Are you interested in the Arts and Crafts Movement? Arts and Crafts style? Craftsman style homes? Bungalow style homes? See more of my original paintings at this website: www.Arts-and-Crafts-Style.com