Tag: Residential Portraits

House Portraits Are Selfies

Selfies… The cultural trend that is so cherished yet so vilified at the same time. But is a selfie really so much different than a self-portrait, something that has been a staple in the art world for centuries? Even cave paintings can be argued to be selfies! Ultimately, many psychologists agree that selfies are good… Read more »

What Is the Quickest Cure for Summertime Sadness?

Depression. It’s the affliction that cripples the soul until we can’t move, until we’re stuck in the bed like glued construction paper, unable to move even our limbs to get out to have a glass of water. Depression is a serious illness in this country and while people think that the sunbeams zigzagging across the… Read more »

You Can Go Home Again

Thomas Wolfe once said, “You can’t go home again,” and while poignant and heart stirring as that line is, we at House Portraits by Deb don’t really believe that. Of course, you can go home again. That’s why my passion is doing house portraits. We all have that embassy of memory that we retreat to… 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 »