Friday, 24 March 2017

Over the sea...

One of the lovely things about receiving commissions is that I end up drawing things I would never have thought of otherwise. As in the case of this house portrait, the original of which is located far away and across the ocean in the Outer Hebrides.

Thanks to the undoubted miracle of Google Streetview, I spent a happy few hours imagining myself a terribly long way from here whilst I painted.  The portrait was commissioned as a gift for a couple who had moved to the mainland after bringing up a family in this home. I was particularly asked to include the tree as they were very proud to have grown it from a seed; it's so windy on the island trees are few and far between.

Commission your own portrait of your house or other beloved building - wedding venue, pub, school or shed - via my Etsy shop.

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