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 »

Have Your Home Immortalized Today!

So, you’ve decided that you want to commission a painting. Wonderful! But how can you choose the right artist for your project? Here are some tips so that you get exactly what you’re looking for. First, you’ve got to fall in love. If you’re committing to having a custom portrait done, you’ve got to be… Read more »

There are No Magical Places; There are Only Magical Moments

There are no magical places. There are only magical moments that we associate with a place, regardless of how much time has passed. The setting for your first kiss, where you were when you got your first big job offer, where your dad taught you how to ride a bike and where your grandparents whispered… Read more »