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Tyne Ridge – Margaret Allen (web)

Catching Up with April

Spring has finally settled in Tennessee and the kids have come out to play. My husband bought two rocking chairs so we can sit on the porch and bask in the sunlight. From this vantage point, I’ve become aware of a little blond boy, who must be around ten or eleven, who comes down the hill dribbling his basketball. Some days he has socks, some days he does not. Some days his socks match, some days they do not. It doesn’t seem to matter to him as long as he has his basketball. Imagine what fun those socks are having bouncing around the streets of the neighborhood. Imagine what his mother must say when he comes dribbling back home every night! This has become our neighborhood “Sock Saga.”

It has also been interesting indoors this past month.

Tyne Ridge - Margaret Allen (web)

First, was a watercolor house portrait for a new client, Melissa Allen of RE/MAX Choice Properties. She was perfectly delightful and it was wonderful to get the chance to work with her. This home is nestled in the hills of Brentwood and was tucked away behind a curtain of trees that made it impossible to photograph the front of the house. That said, it opened up a fun opportunity to paint a side angle and liven it up with some tulips.

The Staggs (web)

The second watercolor house portrait was for Stephen Strickhausen of 1410 Realty Group. This home was already landscaped and “picture perfect” so we didn’t change anything. The only detail I added was the “S” in the front door (I know….”S” for “Staggs”….Couldn’t resist!). 🙂

Jumping with more shadows web

And the last one is (obviously) still in progress, but I love it so much you get a sneak peek now. The girl in the picture is Erika and this photo was taken when she went to the beach the very first time. She stepped out on the sand and JUMPED  in total happiness! Look at her height! This girl is a total athlete and I love everything about this picture and her. Thank you Rod for letting me paint another member of your family!!! 🙂

I’m always looking for new paintings and house portraits. If you have anything you would like painted send me an email. I’d love to work with you!

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