Painting Houses ~ with small brushes!

A few years ago, I was sitting around with some golfing buddies and one of the guys I didn’t know all that well asked me what I do.  I responded, “I’m a painter”.  To which he responded, “I need my house painted.  How much do you think it would cost?”  The other guys burst out laughing, and one friend chortled, “I don’t think you can afford him, he charges by the inch!”

Even though I have broken out the large brushes over the years and have actually painted houses, bedrooms, and barns, I prefer to use the smaller brushes and paint on canvas.  ☺ 

My latest commission has been a wonderful project.  A client decided it would be fun to surprise his wife with a painting of their beautiful home for her 50th birthday.  The home has a partial stone facade, with clapboard on the rest of the structure.  It has a stately double door entrance and nice finishing details. 

Commissioned painting by William R. Beebe

Commissioned painting by William R. Beebe

I decided in order to really capture the character of the house the stonework should be as close to the actual shape and color as possible.  So, with the aid of my tiny brushes I painted in each stone.  Painting with such attention to detail is a time consuming process, so I thought it would be fun to chronicle the painting’s progression by taking pictures of the various stages and share them with all of you in video format. 

The creative aspect of producing a video was new for me.  I’m pleased with the way the music helps bring it to life; along with the three dimensional look the video helps create.  I hope you enjoy seeing the process unfold in the video and like the finished painting.  It was a real pleasure to paint such a beautiful home. 

If you are interested in checking out some of the other homes I’ve painted, click here.