Friday, February 18, 2011

Jon's House



This is a house painting commission I did from a photograph the client gave me. Many house paintings I see look like they came off an architectural drafting table - or a CAD software program. I wanted to give the house some real personality - like real people with colorful lives live there. I found out they had a cat, so I added that. Then I thought, why not put in a halloween pumpkin to go with the black cat. It added a nice spot of color to go with the fall leaves.

Jon's House
16x20 Acrylic on Canvas NFS
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8 comments:

gretchen1960 said...

Patti,
This is delightful.
The character of your painting and the house seem suited to one another.

Jerry Stocks said...

Patti, this painting is exquisite--just the right amount of looseness. I love it. And it does not look like a photograph.

Patti Mollica said...

Thanks, Gretchen and Jerry. When I work from photos - (especially with full length people in them) - i do a lot of changing things around so that it doesn't look like just transcribed a photo. glad you like it.

Bernice said...

Patti, Love all your work...but this house just got to me. It is sort of like where I grew up and hase those bones. I am trying to paint everyday too. You are an inspiration to me!

Patti Mollica said...

Thanks Bernice - we all get inspiration from each other - thats what its all about.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Beautiful, with or without the pumpkin and cat. Lots of character in the house, I am sure the owner loves it.

total12 said...

Numerous home canvass I remark mien analogous they came remote an architectural drafting counter - or a BOUNDER software agenda.rendering adelaide

lucy fewell said...

Dear patti,

I came across this beautiful picture you did called Jon's house as I was looking on Google to find an image of a house to use on a small advert we are making in the United Kingdom. I would love to get in touch with you to seek your permission to use this image, could you possibly contact me through email to discuss futher ?
many thanks

Lucy Rose
mrsalanpartridge@hotmail.com