Why a Home Portrait Makes the Perfect Gift

Whether someone has lived in one house their entire life or they have moved several times, they likely have some great memories that take place both in and around their home. Sometimes, just seeing the outside of a house can bring back all of those memories at once, and serve as a great reminder of… Read more »

What’s the Difference between a Picture and a Portrait?

Portraits and photographs are two totally different animals. While photos capture the immediate idea of a house landscape, windows, doors, lighting, they leave out a crucial piece of what something is. Portraits are not just a depiction, but also an interpretation. They are a combination of fact and subjectivity with your perspective as the guide…. Read more »

How to Use Watercolor Paints

There are many different types of paint available, and while they all have their uses, at House Portraits by Deb we prefer watercolors. When it comes to using watercolors, there are several advantages over oils or acrylics. Most noticeable is how easy they are to work with and clean up. In fact, there is almost… Read more »

In 2015, Get a Watercolor of Your Childhood Home

At House Portraits by Deb, we are here to provide you with high quality, one of a kind portraits of your childhood home, current house, or any other building that holds special importance to you. If you are interested in learning how to paint yourself, you won’t need much to get started. As long as… Read more »

Childhood Memory Replicas

Here at House Portraits by Deb, we’ve learned that old memories can be a very powerful force in a person’s life. When we complete a home portrait, especially when the subject matter at hand is a childhood home, we’re helping to put a person in touch with treasured experiences from their distant past. Childhood memories… Read more »