Arches everywhere on a new commission



A new commission piece came onto my desk last weekend, so Felix is on the back burner for now.  I have been talking back and forth with a client about the pictures for a while because the main one with the whole house view is almost totally covered by a leafed out tree.  I have had to piece things together in a major way to even get a sketch for her to see. It is half of a mirrored duplex, but its mate is covered by an even larger tree so there is no additional information to be found there. Nobody else can see much from the street either, which is fortunate for me.  Still, I like to be as accurate as I can be, and this should be pretty darn close.

There are plenty of cute details and unique color accents so it should be quite an interesting portrait, difficulties aside, when I am done.  It is a brick building with arch top windows and half grids.  The larger window under the gable is actually a bay window with a cut glass window panel above.  And see the little brick arches under the  porch?  There are red diamond accents on the eaves and 2 round plaque insets in the upper gable area.  I move the pesky tree to the right, but wanted to keep it as it is obviously a very tree lined street  and a part of the neighborhood character.  The pen work starts after the holiday weekend and we’ll see how panicked I get when inking makes the work get real.  Thank heavens it’s only an 8×6 picture or I might be in real trouble.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol King
    Jul 11, 2016 @ 10:04:43

    Looking good.


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