This article is about watercolor house portrait #281Z, of a property sold by Broker John Blair of Baird & Warner, Lt. Colonel, USAF (Ret.), and written by artist and United States Navy Veteran, Stephen F. Condren, BFA-SAIC, of Condren Galleries, a Fine Arts Gallery ~ the house portrait is done first as a pencil drawing and then a pen & ink, which comes with JPEG & PDF scans for making prints, note cards, and stationery. Congratulations John Blair!
Baird & Warner
1016 Michaels Lane, Libertyville, IL 60048
Pencil Drawing For Watercolor House Portrait #281Z
- Clinker Stylus Sketch
The pencil drawing is the first step in creating the house portrait. This is the foundation just like the basement of a house. It is not polished and refined like the finished product but it is fundamental to the core elements of the work of art.
Below you can see that I have put the tree in on the left side of the drawing leaving room for it when I apply the pen & ink and watercolor. I have lowered the angle of the house so that it looks more natural than the photo.
All of the doors and windows are clearly denoted so that it is ready for more permanent detailing. The sidewalk out front give the support from below to delineate the composition of the house portrait.
Pen & Ink Drawing
- Stylus Sketch
The pen & ink drawing is the final permanent drawing of the house portrait. It is absolutely mandatory to watch carefully all the detail because you cannot make any mistakes. What you see is what you get. Any attempt to use white out to patch up an error only gets washed away when I apply the watercolors.
The watercolor rendering is the final phase of the house portrait. Here you can see that I have applied color to the landscape and house to give a rich full look to the home.
- JPEG & PDF
Scans of house portrait #000Z are available in JPEG or PDF formats for making prints, note cards, or posters.
Condren Galleries Ltd. for watercolor house portrait #281Z
- Fine Arts Gallery
Condren Galleries is pleased to have been to participate in the execution of watercolor house portrait #281Z.
Stephen F. Condren for watercolor house portrait #281Z
As an artist I have made watercolor house portrait #281Z a staple of my architectural rendering works.
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Watercolor house portrait #281Z pen & ink drawing with prints by artist Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.