Oceanside commission

Seaside house

Atlantic seaside house

This is really complicated for a small portrait.  Between the gambrel roof, the raised covered porch, and the windows, there is one heck of a lot of layout for a 8×6 drawing.  And that is not even counting the turret and deck off of the back.  It took the time of a much larger drawing to complete.  I increased the height some to accommodate the three stories, too.  I didn’t want to reduce the aspect of the house to fit the 6″ dimension and merely add more to the side yard areas.  The complexity of this house means it needs all of the space it can get.

It is an interesting home though.  I would never have guessed that it has a seaside view of the Atlantic Ocean. The landscaping is rather minimal, but there are large flower pots on the stairs and patriotic bunting on the railings.  There will be a flag hanging off of the right porch post pillar, too.  A small mailbox is situated in the beds on the right side of the porch.  All of these little details will help personalize the house and make it welcoming.

Inking starts today.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sand Salt Moon
    Sep 14, 2015 @ 17:10:10

    Looks very intense … can’t wait to see how it comes out with your inking. Grand, I am sure.


  2. DixSterling
    Sep 15, 2015 @ 19:58:45

    There is a lot going on there for sure. Bet it will be great when done!


    • ruthsartwork
      Sep 15, 2015 @ 20:11:20

      I have worked on it for 2 days. After about an hour and a half my eyes start to cross. It may take 2 more sessions to finish but it seems to be going well.


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