I love painting houses. This log house is in Northern Ontario and was done for the family of the late owner. It's now covered with vinyl siding but they managed to find an old black & white photo for me to work from.
I believe this house is somewhere in Nova Scotia. It was a commission done entirely from a photograph so I never saw the real thing.
This house in Vankleek Hill was painted for a local art exhibit straightforwardly entitled 'The Houses of Vankleek Hill'.
Here is a typical Vancouver Island house which caught my imagination. I welcome any opportunity to add whimsy to my paintings, making the buildings come alive.
Someone actually lived here. It was near Kendall Ontario where I took the photo and I might have added a bit of embellishment but not much.
This and the next two Hudson buildings are now gone. GLASSBLOWERS' COTTAGE was designated a heritage site as it had originally housed the glassblowers of the Como Glassworks. While I lived in Hudson it was variously a private residence, an art gallery and finally a restaurant, L'Ambience, which burned down one night.
I called this one 'Paved Paradise' because it was torn down to make way for a parking lot. At the time I painted it two unique clothing stores were operating; PATCHES and TEA & SYMPATHY. That was before the Quebec language laws were in full force.