Tuesday, February 23, 2010

house guest

I like to think of each house illustration that I am commissioned to do as a "house guest!"
pve design house illustration commission 2010
I imagine how happy a house guest would be to arrive and find a sweet little four legged friend to greet them. Can you see the little darling dog in the grass? The art was framed and delivered a few weeks ago, ready to give to the man of the house and to hang for all house guests to admire!

20 comments:

Joyce said...

I love the porch swing. We had one growing up and a poodle, named Penny. I adore porch swings so inviting and a great way to spend an afternoon with a good book and tall glass of ice tea. Beautiful my friend! xo

Sarah said...

Very cute, I love the little white dog in the front ready to greet you!
-Sarah

~Chandelier No. 4~ said...

Your work is so beautiful... especially your personal touch. I just love it.

~ Joanna

Karena said...

Great thought, perfect art. The owners must be thrilled!!
Karena

Purple Flowers said...

It's beautiful, so inviting!

pve design said...

Joyce-
Yes, thanks for pointing that out, a front porch or a back porch in the South is the norm! My Mom & Dad have both - in my old Kentucky Home!
Ice tea or Bourbon are enjoyed there!
Thanks as always for your kind and supportive comments~
pve

Sarah-
Yes, can you imagine coming home to that sweet little thing, all wags and licks!
pve

Chandelier no.4 - (Joanna)
I am all about "personal" touch in a non-personal world. I must put that into my work, akin to an actor who must play the role, get to know the subject before they can truly play the role.
pve

Karena,
I wish I could have seen the home owners faces when the artwork arrived. That is something I need to figure out how to capture!
pve

Purple Flowers-
Now can you imagine that sweet porch in the Summer, and all the flowers...the house actually goes back far and deep..but I loved just showing the front. Sort of a tease, to a house guest, right!
Thanks as always for your kind comments.
How is your friend Deb's Dad doing? I have been thinking about him. Sending strength.
pve
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Debra said...

Your sweet illustration make me wish we could see the inside of this perfect home. I may have to add this one to my collection of cozy abodes. Whenever I see one of your home illustrations, I always want to enter, sit and take in the surroundings.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Of course I love it!

Kwana said...

What a sweet little house and pooch.

pve design said...

Debra,
Thank-you! I too feel the same sentiments, I want to go inside and get to know the house and the owners and what makes the houses I draw "home sweet homes!" I think growing up in a home gave me much fodder for my work. Always something good in the stove, a smile, a wag of a tail and action!
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Kwana,
I need to add Jack on your front stoop to you abode. He was not even a twinkle when you moved to your home. Look at him now, a home, a loving family and the star of a blog. Perhaps he will show up in your book and steal the show.
pve

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Ooh! So nicely done, and such a treasure.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Your house drawings are my favorite. love that little dog out front! (also laughing about honeycomb cereal...)

LindsB said...

love the little dog in the front, it makes it so much more personal looking

pve design said...

Tina,
and right back at you, your work is awe inspiring.
I feel honored by your comments.
pve

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

it's true, a home has it's own entity like people....I also have done home portraits in the past....
very lovely...

thanks for coming by my blog....do come again and again...

ciao
carmelina

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I love the dog and your sentiments. You are very talented.

The Muddy Dog said...

I just love the way you bring such life, style and a personal touch to things, Patricia!

Lori said...

This is so great- I love it framed!

Pretty Lovely said...

I love how you bring the palm trees in as inspiration for the post - very interesting. Great stuff as always!

xx,
Samantha

Averill said...

That pooch is such a lovely and personal touch to a house portrait. Great job (as always).