Monday, July 25, 2011

Watercolor house portraits ...

Two finished house portraits

I've been busy working on the house portraits that were commissioned during the Art Show and Sales event that took place on the 9th of July.  Above are two of the house portraits I photographed this afternoon.   I finished and delivered another but forgot to photograph it.    

I like the presentation package I came up with.  Each 5" x 7" painting is matted with a 8" x 10" white matt and foam core backing and encased in a clear envelope.  The package of 6 note cards is in a clear package and attached to the front of the painting with a small piece of double stick tape.  Both are then placed in a larger clear envelope and a bow of raffia encloses the whole package of note cards and painting together.  A nice presentation for the owner of the house.

This is the first time I've really done house portraits. Do you have experience with this type of commission?  Would you consider doing house portraits?  

13 comments:

  1. I love the idea of including some note cards of the same piece with the house portrait. Brilliant!

    I haven't tried a house portrait, but have contemplated it, to use my own house as my experiment. The small size makes them more affordable for buyers I would think.

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  2. You may have found your niche, Nancy. What a smart idea to include packs of notecards with your house portrait. Very nice! Also, your presentation is fabulous!

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  3. Great idea, very professional presentation. I haven't done many commissions, but when I do I have always added complimentary note cards - great minds think alike! Thanks for sharing your idea.

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  4. I have done a couple of house portraits in oil for friends... I like the matted look and added cards in your presentation.

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  5. These look great wrapped! congrats on the commissions.

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  6. I am sure your customers must be happy with a such elegant and beautiful presentation.

    I have already painted one or two times a house portrait but I never did it for a custom order.

    Happy summer painting Nancy !

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  7. Looks great! Good job!

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  8. At Christmas time you could suggest these for folks to give as gifts. A promise of a house-portrait. Just a thought?

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  9. Thank you all for your thoughts on the house portrait project I'm working on. Not sure I would want to expand it to a full time job, but I am enjoying myself.

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  10. I've not done house portraits. But I love your marketing idea of the cards with the portrait. Awesome!

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  11. Very clever Nancy...I bet each person who gets these just love them!

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  12. Great idea from inception to finish. I'm sure your house (and now art) owners are so happy.

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