Sunday, August 3, 2014

Twin Peaks

"Twin Peaks" - NFS
9x12 acrylic on canvas board

This is the latest Home Portrait, an adorable brick cottage as I call it. It really has a sort of story book feel to it. From this artists standpoint, it looks like it would welcome any visitor through its doors with open arms.

This house was a bit of a challenge - painting the bricks so they didn't dominate the painting. I left the roof tops devoid of details so it didn't over-busy the painting. I also removed the neighbors homes & properties and framed this home with the greens. Not that it was missing them, the entire front is their actual landscape. 

I thought long & hard of a name for this one, without simply calling it by it's address or house #. And every time I looked at this, I saw the 2 roof peaks - hence the name Twin Peaks (not to be confused with the television series from the past). 

One note: the blue on the foundation is not near that blue in the painting. It is a subtle blue-gray. However, my camera loves to over-enhance any blue it sees (the sky is much lighter also).

This is the first of 3 commissions I am working on. The other 2 are not home portraits, but rather new renditions of existing paintings that have sold in the past. 

1 comment:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Oh how beautiful this little place is! Storybook indeed!!


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