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Watercolor House Portrait #269Z

Watercolor house portrait #269Z with pen & ink drawings, prints, and by artist Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.

This article is about watercolor house portrait #269Z, of a property sold by Anne Ferrante, Realtor, Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby’s International Realty, 68 North Finley Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920, and written by artist 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 note cards. Congratulations Anne Ferrante!

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Property Sold

220 Talmage Road Mendham, New Jersey 07945 United States


Anne Mayo Ferrante, ABR, PSA

Sales Associate

Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby’s International Realty

68 North Finley Avenue

Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

908.696.8600 (o)

973.214.9841 (c)

Pencil Drawing For Watercolor House Portrait #269Z

  • Clinker Stylus Sketch

This is the pencil sketch or stylus sketch, that begins the drawing. I have done a nice layout of the drawing in relation to the landscape and the trees behind. I made special not of the large tree on the lawn to the right, so as not to let it overcome the right side of the landscape.

Pencil sketch for a house portrait by artist Stephen F. Condren.
House portrait sketch for Realtor Anne Ferrante.

Pen & Ink Drawing

  • Stylus Sketch

The pen & ink drawing, which is a stylus sketch, is carefully done over the pencil sketch as a guide for the ink. All changes, if any, must be made at the time of the pencil sketch because the pen & ink is merciless! When the ink touches the paper that is it, no going back.

If you look closely you can see the lines of the pencil in the background, under the house, and through the trees.

House portrait pen & ink sketch by artist Stephen F. Condren.
House portrait pen & ink sketch for Realtor Anne Ferrante.


  • Painting

The watercolor rendering or house painting, is the final step. I have made if very clear to have the colors show through. I do not want the paint to look “worked”. Watercolor are at their best when they look fresh.

I have made sure that the ink lines show nicely for the tree trunks and blend in with the leaves. I did not make use of any hatching or cross-hatching in this rendering because the house is very wide and thin.


If I had hatched the eaves it would have made the walls look too close to the brick below. Also, in the covered porch I did not us hatching either, because there were too many lines being used to show the curved of the door and entrance. Putting down more lines would have caused confusion. I did, however, shade the area under the entry with a nice lavender tone, but no ink lines.

Bird Bath & Fence

To keep in the charm I made sure to include the fence. Not much is showing, but that is all that you need to bring in the charm. The birdbath makes for the cherry on the cake!

Watercolor house portrait #269Z by artist Stephen F. Condren.
House portrait watercolor for Realtor Anne Ferrante.


  • JPEG & PDF

As a follow-up after the closing for making note cards.

Condren Galleries Ltd.

  • Fine Arts Gallery

Condren Galleries is pleased to have been to participate in the execution of watercolor house portrait #269Z for Realtor Anne Ferrante.

Stephen F. Condren

  • Artist

As an artist I have made watercolor house portrait #269Z a staple of my architectural rendering works.

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Watercolor house portrait #269Z with pen & ink drawings, prints, and by artist Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.

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