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Red House by deviantmike423 Red House by deviantmike423
Watercolor on arches 12X16"
House study # 02
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Allen92909 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This looks like the house at 1329 Carrol Avenue, aka the Charmed Manor. Though, this painting is reversed from the real house, with the side porch on the opposite side. You did a great job and the colors look fantastic.
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
thank-you. i love that house. I even visit it from time to time.
I think it's known as "Innes House." And I think it's because it belonged to a man named Innes that worked in the L.A. city government back it the late 1800s.
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Veld-Nova Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Veery like your houses drawing :D
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Thank-You very Much! :bow:
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pump-kin-pie Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
The colors are unbelievably bright for water color, this picture gives me such a homely feeling ^^
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Thanks for saying so! :bow:
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pyrrhite Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Something about this one is particularly compelling. I dunno, the color, the structure itself, richness, depth.
Pretty easy on the eyes-:iconeyeplz::iconeyeplz:
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
eh!...it's on my wall. You should see it framed...much better.
But thank-you anyway. This is a perspective corrected earlier post btw.
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pyrrhite Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
I think this is so cool how you have a passion for houses. I love old farmhouses, the older the better, and New England has some gems.
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
thanks. I LOVE quaint old places.
It would be nice to tour around the country just doing homes.
What I discovered about them, is that the proportions of the windows for instance, have a very different ratio to the walls, then do modern structures. Same goes for the doors.
I discovered this by trying to design my own "fake" old houses.
It all boiled down to off-beat measurements.
Even with old picture frames...there were no REAL standard sizes...no 9X12, no 12X16 no 16X20...they were all different, like 10 2/3 X 17 1/8, etc...kinda like that.
thats the best I can describe it.
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pyrrhite Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
interesting,I had no idea, except that in the old houses here you get a lot of slap-dash stuff, rooms and doors and windows added or removed on an as-needed basis. Are you familiar with coffin doors?
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Not yet.
Why, what's the deal with those?
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pyrrhite Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
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The old houses here and probably other places had extra wide front or parlor doors, to accommodate a coffin being passed through, what with the in-home wakes and viewings.
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Interesting.
I suppose having to tilt a coffin side-ways to get it in the door would be a bit problematic....wouldn't want grandpa to fall out while being brought into the house.
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ax777 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks almost photo real.excellent job.
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Thank-You Sir!:bow:
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ax777 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ur very welcome mike.i just found my water colors,i cant wait to get started.its been years.
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Sounds great!...can't wait to see what you create!
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ax777 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hopefully my firs one will turn out good,its been a while.i picked up my paper today.
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CartoonistWannabe Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
I wish I lived there...:giggle:
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Me too!
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ZeynowaR Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
GREAT colors as always!!^^
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
thats one I had up earlier..I just adjusted the perspective with software...I've been replacing old pics...not too much of this is new...its all been in my gallery, but I'm replacing some.
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ZeynowaR Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
aaah OK will check out!
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Lovely piece you have here! Bright red house! It looks like a nice quiet place to live! :clap:
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
I felt that way when I saw it too....I've painted it in every color over the years!
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
:)
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RogerYan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Student
ah wow, i like this piece, the colors you chose really brings the life into the painting. Smashing good job :)
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deviantmike423 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Thank-you very much Sir!! :bow:
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