I was asked to paint a charming home built in the late 1800s in my hometown, a house that catches many an eye with its sunny coloring and delightful front gardens.
I took a number of photos for reference and consulted the owners about what season to paint. I tried pencil drawings of both summer and spring.
And then I tried rough color sketches of both seasons in colored marker.
We determined that spring gave both color and a good view of the house, since surrounding trees were still lacy enough to see through. I also put in the small figure watering the flowers, the lady of the house, to make it personalized.
For the finished painting I used watercolor board and acrylic paints diluted like watercolors. Here are two partial views –
And the completed painting –