Friday, March 12, 2010

Victorian House -- Watercolor


Though I used a picture reference for this, I had fun redesigning the placement of the main house windows (and doors), and supplying the bottom fourth that was missing in the picture. I then printed the scanned pencil sketch onto watercolor paper, and painted it with watercolor pencils. The yard I did with  graphite pencil just to ground the building.  The color of the house scanned in a little stronger than I originally painted. I had a lot of fun with this one, because I love architecture. If this looks a little familiar to you, I have previously posted a pen & ink version of this before. (If you would like to see it also, click here.) This current version was not done overnight. I worked on it on and off for a few months. Some things I can do in one sitting, but some things get done a little at a time for a variety of reasons (I get bored, the piece is complicated, it gets lost and forgotten, lack of time, or  any combination).

17 comments:

  1. Nicely done! I'd love to sit on that big porch or read in a window seat of the little round area.

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  2. Yes, very nicely done. I find architecture very daunting, but you've really nailed this one. It's just charming! nancy

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  3. Lovely. I always forget about scanning the drawings and printing on watercolor paper. You could have a whole series of different color houses!

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  4. Great job. Love the colors, and all the windows. Now I want to see what the inside looks like.

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  5. Beautiful work, Ramona! I think Victorian homes are beautiful. I am often agog at the color combinations people use when they have restored an old Victorian home. Your's makes me want to pull up a rocker on that veranda.

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  6. That is a great job!!!! Also love the amber vase and LOVE the red vase to the right!!! :)

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  7. Beautiful sketch! And I love the color!

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  8. I thought it looked familiar! You did a very nice job on this version also.

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  9. This certainly has style! Your amber bottle is also very arresting.

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  10. Both versions, black and white and coloured, are really good. You did very well for a complicated house with lots of details!

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  11. Beautiful house! Scanning and printing the original drawing is such a good idea, I'll need to remember that one!

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  12. GREAT LOOKING HOUSE! Beautifully drawn of course, and I can't say no to this if I get an invitation to spend a night there ;)

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  13. Wonderful watercolor Ramona! All your sketches are lovely. :)

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  14. I love Victorian houses and this is wonderful.

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