View Full Version : A fresh eye....

05-12-2003, 07:23 PM
I hate doing commissions!!! That being said I accepted and exchange for service from a fellow who trimmed my palm trees.
Not an easy job. So when I asked him how much, he said "a painting of my house when the whisteria blooms." How could I say no?

So here's what I did and I'm not sure if he's going to like it.
What do you think? Any suggestions will be gratefully accepted.

05-12-2003, 07:33 PM
I think he's going to love it! Well done!

Mary Smith
05-12-2003, 07:44 PM
I think this is lovely, what is not to like?

05-12-2003, 08:13 PM
Very well done Bairam.

If the house has shingles on the roof, you might consider a few lines to hint that they are indeed shingles. You've done this with the siding and it looks good.

Would you want to crop some off the bottom? Just a suggestion.

05-12-2003, 08:18 PM

The Whisteria are very well paintied indeed..next time you want your palm tress cut you know who to ask..lol


PS what are palm trees..kidding!

05-12-2003, 08:31 PM
Looks good to me! I like the idea of a crop of the bottom, though.

Alan Cross
05-12-2003, 08:34 PM
I think you did a great job but the bottem is kind of dead a crop would help.
Alan :)

Strawberry Wine
05-12-2003, 08:37 PM
Hi Maria: He will be thrilled when he sees this.

japrice wrote : If the house has shingles on the roof, you might consider a few lines

Good idea

One little thing from me.

The wisteria in front of the garage is going straight across and then up on the right hand side. It would be nice to see a bit hanging down even if it does get in the way of the garage door.


05-12-2003, 08:42 PM
Very nice painting Maria :) Wonderful colors. :clap: :clap:
I agree with a crop of the bottom. I'm sure he'll be extremely pleased........so much so your next job might be free? :cat:

Little Old Lady
05-12-2003, 09:03 PM
Nice painting. He should be pleased. I agree about the crop.

05-12-2003, 09:09 PM
If it was my house, I would be very happy with it!!!

05-12-2003, 09:22 PM
What a great idea - they are sure to be happy with this.

lyn lynch
05-12-2003, 09:39 PM
I pay $25 per tree; hope you have a lot of palms.
I think it is well done and you have lived up to your end of the bargin. If you don't have a lot of palms, next time negotiate better.
Give it to him as is, let him decide on the crop. Just suggest it to him, but let him decide, he may want the big front lawn as it is IRL.

05-12-2003, 10:11 PM
Thanks everyone for looking and commenting. I agree that the bottom needs to be cropped and I'll take care of that when I frame it.
It was worth it for me to do this because the estimate I got from a professional tree trimmer was $800. ea and there were two of them. I feel that I got the best of the deal.

I took some "artistic license" with it, as we do. The house was a rather boring color, so I used this soft peach instead. I think it make it much more attractive. I changed the yard quit a bit also.

Here's a shot of the house. It was after the wisteria bloomed, but he also wanted his roses included and I had to wait. LOL


05-12-2003, 11:44 PM
He still got the better part of the bargain!! Lovely treatment and artistic licence!!

05-13-2003, 06:02 AM
Lovely painting, Maria - I'm sure he will be happy with it.


Sharon Douglas
05-13-2003, 06:07 AM
I`ll bet any money that he`ll be pleased with it, you`ve done a great job.

05-13-2003, 06:14 AM
Lovely rendition of a small house. He was right to want you to include the wisteria, they add a lot of beauty to a fairly common facade. You did a very nice job painting it, I think he will definitely be pleased.

I also think a crop would be good.