The house I knew well. You see ironically the house that is in the painting is the house that my family and I have lived in for the past 7 years. It's amazing though how many things I noticed when trying to translate it onto a canvas. It was also fun to paint it how it was back then. It looks different, yet the same today.
I snapped 3 photos of the process.
Here is the first.
Here is the second.
And the finished painting.
Acrylic on stretched canvas
My husband took it over to his Grandmother and said she cried. She invited her sisters over to see look at it and they were just as emotional. I am estactic that they loved it so much. I put a lot of energy in this painting to get it right because I knew that it would mean a lot to a bunch of family. So much history and memories in this house.
And just for fun........
The front porch of the house today.