Oh, Charleston. You had me at "hello".
I've lived in Charleston for over 14 years now and the beauty and charm of its architecture has never faded. So naturally when I was commissioned to paint this Charleston single house, I was delighted. I adore painting what is close to my heart. This piece was a Christmas present for a clients parents who recently bought a home in Charleston. Of course it was a surprise so I was unable to share the process on social media for fear the new recipients might stumble upon and recognize their lovely abode. The holidays have come and gone and I can now share the painting with you!
The house which is located in the covenanted area South of Broad, is a classic Charleston single style. This style of home is long and narrow with a porch running the length of the structure. The Charleston single house dates back to the origins of the city in the 1680s.
The process of any painting starts with some pictures. From there the client and I decide on the angle and layout of the piece. I do some rough draft sketches on paper or with my IPad pen and then go for it. I don't normally sketch anything out on the canvas, but rather just started painting, loosely laying out the lines. Below are a few of the stages the painting went through before off to its forever home.
If you're interested in having your home painted, don't hesistate to contact me!