There’s just something about this house in Rhode Island that speaks to me.  I’ve never been there and it probably has something to do with the fact that it seems so isolated, perched over the beach.    It’s a family home that opened its doors to a wedding in the back yard (talk about a backdrop) and I was lucky enough to draw it as a wedding gift for the bride & groom.

Commission your own custom Pen & Ink Drawing HERE.  (ps…my holiday schedule is booking super fast this year!)

 

 

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Atlanta House Portrait

October 6, 2012

I absolutely LOVED drawing this house, so much charm!  While I’ve never met the owner in person, she’s been such a gem to work with, I feel like I’ve known her for years.

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11×14 inch watercolor print

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Linen Christmas Cards

*Just a little reminder  – my holiday schedule fills fast! If you’d like to commission a custom pen & ink drawing, the sooner the better! Oh and Happy Fall!

It’s almost therapeutic to draw all the little details in Savannah ironwork.  I really enjoyed pulling this one together.

Custom Pen and Ink Drawing of Harris Street House in Historic Savannah

West Harris Street – Historic Savannah

8×12 pen & ink on natural colored paper

Visit The Ink Lab to commission your own – click here to see house sketches from years gone by.

I love it when a customer commissions a custom pen and ink drawing and gives me a little back-story, history, or memory about the property.  The slatted windows, the barn built by hand out back, the crooked little sidewalk…this house was loved.

black and white pen and ink drawing of old family home

so much so, that they couldn’t decide between black and white and color, so I made a hand-watercolored print in addition to the original sketch…

pen and ink drawing with watercolor washes custom house drawing painting

Ahhhh…red doors!  I ADORE red doors!!!  (though I doubt if my homeowners association would approve)

If you’d  like to commission a drawing of your old family home, (and with the Holidays approaching, now is an excellent time), remember that I can make inexpensive archival-quality prints of Grandma’s house for the whole family….large or small, hand-watercolored or black and white, lots of options to choose from!

 

Congrats to the Happy Couple!  The Bride commissioned a custom pen & ink drawing of her parents’ home as a wedding gift for them, and it was a pure pleasure to draw!

Custom pen and ink drawing of the bride's parents' house

We even worked up some Mini-Prints as little favors…

Custom Pen and Ink Drawing Mini Favor Prints

…and linen note cards as a little something extra sweet…

Pen and Ink House Drawing Linen Note Cards

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!

I love drawing historic properties, and this Federal Style home on Lincoln Street is no exception.  Built in 1799 for William Barnard, it must have a million stories to tell.   In 1812, the house became the first Methodist parsonage in Savannah.  It also served as a Presbyterian manse as recently as the 1970’s.

custom pen and ink drawing house at 134 Lincoln St. Savannah

I’m a little sad that the iron gate designed by Ivan Bailey didn’t make the drawing…

Iron Gate Design by Ivan Bailey Savannah Georgia

Splendid, no?

Blessed

April 10, 2011

My next two custom pen & inks have me giddy!  One, late eighteenth century, the other I’m not quite sure of, but equally as grand.

self portrait heather l young

that’s me & sneak peek