Daisy Hill

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Architectural illustration is not a field I expected myself to be in one day, but after I created an image for my alma mater’s Christmas card last year, it seems to be something I have a knack for. I have done a bit of work for other universities (and if you’d like me to paint something for yours, get in touch!), but this painting was a little something different.

A friend of mine commissioned this painting of her boyfriend’s grandmother’s home as a birthday gift. It is a house with a name – and who doesn’t want to live in a house with a name? Meet Daisy Hill. I’m told her boyfriend loves it.

This painting provided me an excellent opportunity to make the piece EXACTLY as I wanted it with no digital manipulation since the original painting was being framed and given as the gift. I often tweak colors or saturation levels digitally because I can be a bit timid with those things when I’m painting but there was no room for that this time!

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Below are some of my sketches and color studies that I sent to my friend before beginning the final painting.

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Taylor Hall for Hastings College

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I had the distinct pleasure of being asked to create an image for my alma mater’s Christmas card from the President this year. Hastings College has been doing a lot of renovations around the campus, including the interior of the Taylor Hall dormitory. They were looking for a festive, wintry scene featuring the front steps of the building. This is the dorm that I lived in for two years and it’s where I met my best friends, so it certainly has a special place in my heart. I haven’t seen mock-ups for the actual card yet, but I will share it when I receive it. Thanks to Camille for working with me on this!

For my fellow HC alums, or for those that simply like the painting, it is available as a print here.