This house is the last in the house series (here are house one, house two, house three, and house four). I am really sad to be done, since these were so much fun. This house is just two towns over from where I live, so I tried to get some photos of it as it looks today (mostly to have some shots with additional lighting options and some summer foliage). I could not believe how much it had changed! I had to double check the address just to make sure I had the right house. As I was trying to take pictures, the homeowner came out to water her flowers and I sped away like a coward without any good pictures. So the photos I painted this from were taken years ago.
This house ended up a little different from the first three in this series (here, here, and here). I like how it feels different from the others, with cleaner lines and more perspective. The photographs I painted this from were taken in the 60’s, when the house was brand new and the landscaping was clean and fresh. And the house is in Florida, so that landscaping includes palm trees instead of maples. But I think ultimately, what I love about this one is that it’s the first house where I couldn’t take my own photographs, so I had to make something beautiful out of the photographs I had, optimal or not.