In Mission Hills. This is my friend’s beautiful house. She asked me to paint a picture of it, and the first time I went I got interested in the alley behind. This is my second effort. for sale
And here is the first effort:
Neither one of these is quite right for what she has in mind, which is basically a house portrait. But I quite often find that commissions spark other ideas- some ideas that go off the rails completely and some ideas that turn out great.
I moved about a month ago, and this is one of the first paintings of my new neighborhood. My new area is an old one- many houses around here were built between 1885 and 1920. According to the MLS, ours is from circa 1905, though I haven’t been down to the historical society to do any research. I hope to paint it soon.
This cat was just around the corner, in front of a grand Victorian.
The house behind this fence, beautifully bursting with bougainvillea, is for sale. It’s an old Craftsman with intact original windows- and no parking! For me, lack of parking is not a deal breaker (I travel by hot air balloon).