Do you remember your grandparents' house? My grandparents were mostly in Florida when I was little. When I visited them there everything seemed so BRIGHT. The colors, the sofa, the house plants - WOW. My grandpa could not have been happier with the quality of the golf and citrus fruits, while my grandmother I think finally felt at home with her bold sense of style. It was like a different world to me.
and there were rumored alligators in the swimming pool!
I was so happy to receive a custom request to paint a grandparents' home.
It was an absolute joy to work on this project. The house is nearly 60 years old and in South Carolina. The woman who contacted me told me the loveliest story of her grandparents living there and all the wonderful memories they made at that house.
Her grandfather grew beautiful roses - red, yellow, and even a hybridized PEACH color. Gorgeous. I took a few liberties and painted roses throughout the left side of the house where they used to grow. I loved the lush green bushes in front of the house and how it seemed to be surrounded by beautiful trees. The front steps were a joy to paint and that white railing was just precious to me.
The customer also asked me to paint in her grandparents. I carefully studied the pictures she sent me of them and it started to feel like they were just the sort of people who'd welcome you right into a family cook-out. I loved painting them next to each other, the grandpa's arm lightly holding the elbow of his wife. So cute. I mixed a teeny tiny bit of silver sparkle into the gray for the roof and a tiny bit of gold lustre into the brown for the door. If you bend the painting in the light - it really sparkles!
Off it goes -- hope you love it, Jen!
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