Friday, January 11, 2013

Welcome Home

Welcome Home  8 X 10 Oil on Hardboard


This is the painting I did for the winner of my last giveaway. "A free 8 X 10 Oil Painting of a Cherished Home".  It is now in the drying room and will be shipped to Pennsylvania very soon.
I want to surprise the recipient by not showing her a picture of the painting until she opens the package, but if she reads my blog then "Surprise Jane!"

Here are the reference photos I had to work with.








I intended to paint a portrait of a whole house, but when I saw the pictures I was really drawn to paint just the porch.  Jane had sent me an extra picture to make sure I knew she had painted the porch door yellow.  And one of her kids in case I wanted to paint them peeking out the window or something.

Well I didn't paint the kiddos but I did add their cute little dog.  I thought it added to the theme of the painting

Welcome Home.

Here is how today's painting might look cropped.


I hope she and her family like the painting.

Be sure to check out my current giveaway.  A KitchenAide Artisans Red 5 Quart Mixer.  Retail Value of $499.00!!

Karla


4 comments:

  1. I'm sure they will be thrilled with this painting !! Painting this view makes it so much more personal and the dog is a fabulous touch!!

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  2. Fantastic painting! Jane will love it!

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  3. Charming painting. I love doorways and all they imply. Great way to add the dog..........

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