Friday, October 31, 2008

House painting

This is what I've been painting and it's finally finished.

A painting of our house.

And it's already framed and hanging in the living room.


I wanted to show you some other paintings of houses I've done.

This is a house in Wilmington, NC that I fell in love with one day when we were driving around the area. It had a beautiful wrap-around porch and I loved the moss hanging from the trees.




This is a house we lived in on Orange Street in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It was a big 3-story house with so much character ~ stained glass and leaded glass windows, open staircase and beautiful woodwork. There was also a grape arbor in the back and two walnut trees.


This was a row of houses across the street from us.

I actually counted the number of times we've moved since we've been married and came up with 16 times! (I wish I would have painted each one!) Each new house was an exciting endeavor as it sparked my creativity for decorating. I loved picking out new wall colors and rugs and window treatments and incorporating what we had and making it work in our new surroundings. I loved creating something beautiful out of something old and, in some cases, ugly. I've torn down ceilings, ripped up carpet, scraped off wall paper, painted rooms, scrubbed from top to bottom ~ and made each house into "our home".
We're happy at our little cottage house now, but I must say, I'm up for the challenge of redoing another one!

21 comments:

Protege said...

You are so talented Donna; I love all the paintings and your style. What a wonderful idea (and sentiment) to paint the houses you have lived in and keep them as beautiful memories.
I have moved around in my life too, so I do recognize the feeling of change it brings.
Have a Happy Halloween.:)

Happy @ Home said...

Wow, Donna, beautiful work. I really admire your talent. I love them all, but especially the one you just finished. What a warm and cozy looking house.

Happy Halloween,
Kim

Ruth Welter said...

Donna....all I can say is "wow ow wow"!!! Your latest painting is stunning and may I say, these are my favorites of all your work. You truly have a gift with architecture. Wow just doesn't say it enought....

Have you ever thought of offering house portrait painting services?? If not, you really should, these are so wonderful my friend!!!!!!

ruth

Joan said...

Donna - your paintings are stunning.

Jan said...

I love homes and cottages. I am so in love with all of these fabulous paintings you have done. Beautiful.

Sue said...

What a lovely painting...your so very talented...Your yellow house is so pretty. Our first home we had in New Jersey was painted the same way....Happy Haloween!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Trick or Treat! :)

Jean said...

Love it! What a cute cottage and beautiful painting. great job! I love all your house paintings! Jean

Deb said...

Oh Donna! I am so impressed with your amazing paintings ... they remind me of an artist here in Canada that I love named Trisha Romance. Your work is absolutely gorgeous!!
I am so happy that your parcel arrived safe and sound. Hope you enjoy it. xx

Mimi Sue said...

GORGEOUS!! Would you consider doing a painting of ours? I might have to save up a little but would love it if you would. You have so much talent. We've lived in 14 homes in almost 37 years. The first 9 were rentals and apartments or duplexes. Mimi

Elaina said...

Beautiful paintings…. I too have got such wonderful home decorative accents through Home Depot.

kari and kijsa said...

What a beautiful painting...it is so clean and crisp and wonderful!

Have a blessed and wonderful weekend!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Catherine Holman said...

Happy Halloween! The painting came out beautiful, but I knew it would!
Hugs,
Cathie

linda said...

I continue to be amazed by your God given talent. The picture of your home is beautiful and I know it looks perfect displayed in your beautiful home!

Charlene said...

WOW! I am so impressed with your paintings of house! They are wonderful. And you have been blessed to nest in some beautiful house that you made into a HOME! I need to paint my walls & I am afraid to jump into color.

Charlene said...

WOW! I am so impressed with your paintings of your house! All of the houses you have painted are wonderful. And you have been blessed to nest in some beautiful houses that you made into a HOME!

Beverly said...

Donna, your painting is just gorgeous. I've always wanted to have a painting of our home.

Congratulations on your awards.

Pat said...

Hi Donna

Came by to catch up with you --you've been busy! I love your house paintings! You capture all the sweet little detaisl that make a house a home....I especially loved the painting you dod of the house you are in now. My house is yellow so I'm partial to that color.
Do you believe I've lived in the same house for 32 years of my 34 year marriage? Even stranger, my house is on the very same block I grew up on! My Mom lives 7 houses away from me. Even though I live in a big city I feel like I've been in a small town because I know it and eveyone around me so well.
Hugs, Pat

julie king said...

your house paintings are wonderful!!!

Kathleen said...

I'm new to your blog and I thik your paintings are beautiful - so are Otis and Riley.

Catherine Holman said...

You did a beautiful job and it looks so pretty framed and hanging on the wall!
Hugs,
Cathie