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Painting a house portrait using Google images

November 03, 2017

Painting a house portrait using Google images

Behind every house portrait is a story of home, places of memories and love.

This home was a place where family gathered, great times were had. The commission was inspired by a much loved grandmother, whose house was the focal point for the family.

Sadly she passed away last Autumn, and her granddaughter Lauren wanted a memento of this special place, to give to her mother and aunt. Lauren didn’t have her own photo of the house (many of us wouldn’t think to take a photo of our home, in its entirety, from the outside), but between Lauren’s memories and Google Street View, we were able to capture an essence of the house.

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We began with the Street View images, and a photo Lauren had of a special planter that had been in her grandmother’s garden. Then, she recollected flowers colours and ornaments that had been in the garden and house, and searched online for photos of similar things. I collected these into a digital collage using Photoshop, lifted the colours to a warmhearted hue, and there we had the inspiration for the painting.


The paintings were so well received that 7 more were painted for the rest of the family. It was a very special series to paint, I love making something that inspires happy memories.

If you would like a portrait but don't have photos, it's very possible we can find images online to create the compostion. Send a message via this form, and tell me more about your house.

 

custom illustrated house portrait

 

custom illustrated house portrait

custom illustrated building portrait




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