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Contemporary House Portrait -Backyard


This painting is the rear view of the same Contemporary House Portrait I posted earlier this summer.    My goal was to make the viewer feel as if they were standing on the far edge of the property.  Doing this extensive backyard was a real challenge.   I used multiple views of the yard and combined them into a seamless whole.  There is complicated decking on the house, a gazebo, garden ornaments and a pond with a fountain.  I put a limited number of the flowering plants in bloom so as to not overwhelm the landscaping.  The piece is  painted in acrylics on a smooth surface  24″ X 12″ clay-board.  Also see my painting of the front view of this home in the post dated 07/27/2015.