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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Our house



So, I see everyone in the EDM (Every Day Matters) group is drawing their houses, so I joined in. It is fun seeing paintings of so many homes around the world! The first one is a re-post from November, soon after I started sketching and blogging. It was done on very thin paper (not watercolor paper) with my "little kid's" box of paints. I didn't dare use much water, and whatever paint I did lay down, dried instantly. Now, I am almost at the end of my first Moleskin= that I re-bound with Fabriana hot press paper. I used mostly Windsor Newton paints. I sat in a different spot this time, so I could paint the whole house. This would be a fun exercise to do every few months, but this is my last painting of this house since we are moving very soon. Next house painting will be of our new place in Texas!

9 comments:

Sandy said...

Lovely home , lovely sketch, and nice music!

Betty said...

I have enjoyed looking at houses, also!! Yours is charming and very well done!!!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

I love the name of your blog... as well as the "house" portraits. I'm in North Central Texas-- you'll find the houses here are not as varied as CA. Now, I'm off to browse!

SCquiltaddict said...

NIce job especially on the second one...love the soft yellow color of the house....and dont we wish it was this easy to repaint our houses:>

PNH said...

The painted memory will last longer than a photo. Good job.

Ann said...

Great watercolors! Especially the second, wonderful job.

Margaret Ann said...

A very happy painting...I wish you the best in your move...:)

caseytoussaint said...

What a great place - and your fresh style really suits it! Lovely

Anetka said...

great sketches, I like the first one, so delicate:)
good luck with your move:)