I spotted a house painter on Pelham last week, fine art house painter, Charles Cashwell.
It was about 4pm and it was hot, he was camped out in the shade. Charles said he was struggling to capture the light, the colors and textures in the light.
He was doing far better at it than my camera.
Our portrait model is from 1930, 82 years old. Pelham houses look like this. They aren't big but a bit bigger than average for Morningside. Most were around 2,500 square feet when built.
I've driven past hundreds of time. It wasn't until I stopped and looked over Charles's shoulder that I looked closely.
Charles Cashwell also does human portraits and landscapes.
I know you'll enjoy Heather McPherson's remarkable house portraits of Cabbagetown:
By Heather McPherson, Get this Gallery.
ATTENTION Architects, Designers, and Realtors:: Your clients will treasure their house portraits.
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