|House Portrait Painting, Philadelphia Area Artist Robin Zebley|
I inked this to mimic my woodblock printing style a bit, then hand colored it with watercolors.
I think houses have personality, too, and I love architecture. But I hadn't offered house portraits because all of the samples I saw were so...cold, clinical, precise, engineering-ish. So I needed to think about doing things in my own style. I am not now and never will be a precise painter!
So I did a sample and put it up on Etsy, then I got one request, that led to more, I still have only done a handful, but have several in my queue! And guess what, almost all of them want a pet in the window.
Now I need to figure out how to really market these. I do them in oils, too, but I kind of like this style best. I think I'm really going to pump up the black "woodcut" effect on the next one.
Any ideas of marketing them, I would really appreciate! I've had people tell me to hit up realtors, and my most recent is a wedding present. So I have to think about that, but meanwhile, I'm enjoying mixing it up, doing the pets one day, a house the next! Hope you enjoy! Robin