Homesickness Cured with Home Portraits

Being away from home has left a sour taste in people’s mouths and a hole in their lives for the longest time. Even when you are having fun there’s always those moments when you’re away from home by a considerable distance when you just miss it. Maybe your departure from home is only a day,… Read more »

Watercolor Homes and Your Memories

Have you ever thought back to something that happened in your life, and recalled the objects you held or the pictures and movies you saw, more often than anything else? That’s because our memories are based more around our senses than anything else, especially with things we know are static unlike people who are always… Read more »

Painting Techniques That’ll Preserve Memories of Your Home

Perhaps the most unique part of this business is that I stay in constant communication with my clients to create a portrait that exactly meets the need of the customer. But on my end, there’s a lot of technique that goes into capturing and preserving your home on watercolor paper. Washes cover larger expanses of… Read more »

The Benefits of Nostalgia

Reminiscence is the behavior of reflecting on your past while nostalgia is the emotional response that reminiscence can trigger. Clay Routledge, Ph.D., an associate professor of psychology at North Dakota State University, just published a study that extols the benefits of reminiscing to induce nostalgia. The study determined that allowing ourselves to re-live memories results… Read more »

The Evolution of Watercolor Painting

Watercolor painting is a great medium for expressing one’s personal creativity, and it is my format of choice here at House Portraits by Deb. Although I focus my craft on portraits of our clients’ homes, we also apply this beautiful style to a variety of other subjects, including people, pets and even wall murals. Across… Read more »