Home Portrait FAQs

What photos should I use?

Photos with the sun shining on the front of the house highlight the features best. Choose the view of the house that you like best – front facing or corner view.

Can I change the season?

Yes.  Your home may look best in a particular season – when your daffodils are blooming, or as a favorite trees bursts into fall color – and I can adjust my watercolor painting to bring out that beauty.

Can you change my house/door/roof color?

Yes, simply provide me with a sample of the color that you would like me to match.

What materials do you use?

My watercolor home portraits are painted on high quality Arches 300 lb cold press watercolor paper. Winsor and Newton Professional Watercolours create rich, gorgeous colors and shadows.

Home Portraits

Custom watercolor home portraits capture both architectural details and the personality of your current, or previous, home. We will work together to plan and create a lasting memory of a special home or building. My watercolor home portraits make excellent gifts for family, friends, and realtor clients.

How my Home Portraits are Created

  • Start the process by completing the form below. I will contact you via email within one business day.
  • Home portraits are created based on photos provided by you.  For tips on how to choose the best photos, read FAQs.
  • I will create a pencil sketch and share this with you via text or email.
  • Upon approval of the sketch, I will complete a pen and ink layer that will enhance details and create crisp lines.
  • Finally, and most importantly, I will paint with rich watercolors to capture the beauty and spirit of the home.
  • Completed paintings are presented in your choice of cream or black mat and wrapped in a cellophane envelop.  Cincinnati area clients, ask about custom framing.
  • Total turnaround time averages 5 weeks.  Rush work is available.


Painting SizeMat OnlyCustom Mat & Frame (Cincinnati Area)
8 x 10starting at $275.00starting at $360.00
11 x 14starting at $350.00starting at $450.00

Let’s Get Started!

I like big roses and I cannot lie…

Most of my paintings tend to be said of medium size, 8 x 10, 12 x 16, something like that. Lately I’ve been trying to push myself and work large – closing in on full sheet size. When I do a large painting it takes a while to decide on the subject. There has to be enough detail to keep things interesting and make it worth the commitment of time energy.

Last year around this time I shot a photo that turned out to be worthy.

This rose is beautiful. This rose is stunning. Seriously gorgeous color and texture. So worth it.

Early layers of color

Almost finished with petals

Petal shading

I love keeping works in progress on my mantle.

Almost there. Texture and veins still to go.

It really helps to live with the painting.

The finished large scale, totally worth it, painting.