Keep scrolling to discover a wide array of samples showcasing my meticulously hand-painted custom watercolor portraits of homes, businesses, and breathtaking landscapes, all brought to life from photographs. Trust me, they make the perfect gift for those hard-to-buy-for individuals in your life. Whether it's a birthda
Send me a photo of what you have in mind for a watercolor. We discuss, including changes you'd like. This customer wanted a summer painting with center tree removed.
I paint, send you a photo of the completed work. if you're happy I ship it to you with free shipping!
It's easy! Either call or text me 716-200-8552 and we can chat about what you'd like painted, and I'll answer any questions or concerns you may have.
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Depending on the size of the painting and the subject matter, the price is between $250 and $485. Click here for details
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Not unless a customer requests it and pays additional shipping. However, the paintings come matted on high quality, acid free matboard in standard sizes so customers may purchase an inexpensive frame "off the shelf" at several stores. for example, Joanne Fabrics, Hobby Lobby and Walmart.
I can complete a custom, handpainted watercolor in as little as two weeks, but it's nice to have about a month's notice. Holidays are busier, so order early as I sometimes must turn down requests for custom work because I have too many orders.
Yes, I can make many changes when I take a photo and create a watercolor painting. I can add flowers, bushes, move tree branches, remove items like telephone poles and wires ,etc. Just ask me! :) There are some things I am unable to do, such as paint a home from a different angle than the photo.
Lovely watercolors are all about light and shadow, so try to get photos with good lighting and shadows. If it's a pet photo, send me several pictures of the pet so I might get a real feel for the pet's personality. And of course indicate your favorite.
For a home portrait, I'll need one of the EXACT angle you'd like the painting done, along with some others showing details you'd like included, such as window frames, door decor, or parts hidden by trees. And of course we'll discuss the painting before I begin, so I'm sure you'll be happy with it.
Whether you're looking for an anniversary painting, a home portrait or a custom paintings of a pet, I promise to give it all the attention and detail your painting requires. My paintings have been purchased as anniversary gifts, housewarming and moving gifts and as retirement presents. Pet and family portraits make wonderful wedding gifts & birthday presents for that hard-to-buy-for person in your life.
I've had many years experience creating lovely watercolor home, pet and people portraits. I primarily work from your photos so I'll communicate with you about your needs for the painting before painting your portrait. I can add or remove/move bushes, trees, cars, telephone poles, etc from your photo for a beautiful custom watercolor painting from your photo.
Watercolor home and business portraits require a photo from the exact angle of the home from which you like painted. Also pictures of details of the house or buiding such as lights, trim, and landscaping are helpful. Good lighting is esstential to make a photograph into a lovely watercolor portrait. Keep in mind that the best lighting is natural or sunny for capturing depth in watercolor. The best lighting for an outside image is usually morning sun or afternood sun. Photographic flashes tend to flatten an image out.
The best custom watercolor portraits from photos start with some good photographs. You don't need to be a pro to get good shots. Just follow a few simple rules.
The best watercolors shimmer with light and shadow, so good lighting is important. If photographing a house for a watercolor painting, try to get one on a sunny morning or afternoon. Sometimes overhead sunlight can wash out a picture.
If you're taking photos for a custom watercolor pet or person portrait dont use a flash. The flash will flatten a subject and will often be too bright.
Details are great! Get a few up close shots of a home's lights, windows, and landscaping if possible for a home painting. It's nice , tho not necessary to have several shots of your favorite human or animal subject from different angles if you can get them .
If the subject of a watercolor from a photo is an animal, several close up of expressive faces can help me to render a lovely watercolor pet portrait.
I'll contact you if I think I need more photos to begin a custom watercolor painting.
I'll contact you to discuss what you'd like painted
It usually takes about two weeks, but a month's notice is nice.
I'll send you an image of the finished work bfore shipping or final payment is due