Wednesday, February 4, 2015

House portrait details

Here are a couple of details from the house portrait I just posted.  I usually enjoy the close ups more than I enjoy the work as a whole because I like to see the pen strokes.

Walnut ink house portrait

Black walnut ink house portrait

11 x 15 inches, finished yesterday.  This is a beautiful limestone block house overlooking the Ohio River.  There is a steep hill along the driveway, and the house is so broad across the front that I could not back up enough to get the entire house in one reference photo.  That made the layout a little more challenging, but the clean lines and right angles of the architecture helped.