I wish I could paint more often. I did this painting while on vacation in Michigan. Loved doing it.
There’s a lot going on in this etch by James McNeill Whistler: the houses, industry, river, boats - big and small -, merchants and a man in the foreground taking a break maybe. The artist did a wonderful job in capturing it all.
James McNeill Whistler (American, Lowell, Massachusetts 1834–1903 London).
Etching; fourth state of four (Glasgow)
The Metropolitan Art Museum, New York, NY
The Watercolor House offers also personal watercolors. In beautiful calligraphy script we can add your name and the location of your current or previous home. Those personalized watercolors are great anniversary gifts or for the kids when they get married. We can also make high quality prints for postcards, etc.
I work with architects to create a watercolor of homes to be build. They give me the architectural elevation drawings and I take it from there. Those are fun and challenging projects. It will give the new owners a real impression of what their home will look like.
Again, this is one of my favorites. It's an old gorgeous Ladue, St. Louis home. The light hits the left side of the home and is leading your eye into the composition. I painted this for Janet McAfee Realtors in St. Louis. They gave it as gift to the sellers.
This watercolor depicts the United States Branch Bank on Wall Street in 1831. You wouldn’t think it looked like that when you see Wall Street today! It’s a beautiful painting.
United States Branch Bank, Wall Street - Watercolor and graphite
on off-white paper.
Charles W. Burton 1831
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, NY
This painting by Anton Mauve show a Dutch scene. Farmers on their way home in the snow. It’s a beautiful painting, but I’m sure it was a cold day.
The Road across the Snow - Watercolor on paper.
Anton Mauve (Dutch, 1838–1888)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
I did this painting a few years ago and it’s still is one of my favorites. The light, the trees in the background, the yellow door and the overall layout of the house makes it an ideal house to paint.