Watercolor Houses

I’ve always admired watercolor art and have never been particularly good at it, so I wanted to challenge myself to make some artwork and practice. I also love little houses and decided to combine the two. I found the houses that were the inspiration for these on randomstreetview.com which will take you to a random view from across the globe that Google captured with their cars. Although I know I still need to work on the looser flowier look with watercolor, I’m pretty happy with how these turned out! I ended up using the photos for reference, then added the color and greenery as I desired, so the photos were only an inspiration.

Inspired by a house in Hvidovre, Denmark

Inspired by a house in Jurbise, Belgium

Another one inspired by a house on the same road in Jurbise, Belgium

I think I’ll keep doing them because they’re fun and good practice and possibly making them larger than 4x6 for the next set. If anything, it’s fun looking for inspiration online!

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These are great! Are you planning to paint your own house?

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They look awesome! You have done a great job painting those houses!

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I hadn’t thought of that! Honestly, my house is pretty boring in comparison to some of these. :slight_smile: Maybe that could be next on my list, though!

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These houses are lovely! Your shading and texture are brilliant!

These are wonderful! The textures are wonderful. The little details are great.

I love these so much! I also love little houses and these are just such charming representations of them.

These are such interesting subjects beautifully rendered.

I love the shadows you achieved on the 3rd pavement and the 1&2 brickwork. And so charming!

These are so cool!! Well done!

What a great idea! Perfect inspiration for practice, and you’re kicking butt at it, too!