Welcome to the page I have dedicated to my commissioned drawings of individual homes. We call them "Home Portraits". The home portrait can be done from an existing photo or, if the home is still standing and can be accessed easily, new photos can be obtained for the drawing. I have done home portraits for people for many reasons. One is to remember a home where the person grew up. Another is to remember a home that they built and are now moving away from. Or it could be simply a home that the owner is exceptionally proud of and just wants to preserve on paper or canvas for the future.
Commissioning a Home Portrait is simple. You gather the photos for me to work from, or have me get them if possible. I will draw the home portrait and base the charge on a rate of $ 25.00 per hour ($ 100.00 minimum fee).
Prints are also available of the home portrait, and are good to pass down to children, as a way to remember the place in which they grew up. Or to other family members as gifts. If you commission a home portrait I will provide you with Artists Prints at a charge of $ 5.00 per print when ordered at the time of the commission. Prints ordered after that are charged at $ 25.00 each.
Home portraits sizes can be up to 11" x 17", and are on 100% acid-free Hammer Mill, Heavy Cover Stock that has a Soft White buffed finish. This Cover Stock is Archival Museum Quality paper and is quite suitable for matting and framing. The Artists Prints are done on the same surface as the original.
The total cost will be determined to a great extent by the size of the drawing and the amount of detail. The average time to complete a home portrait in the 10" x 15" size runs to approximately 25 hours.
For a no-obligation estimate please or by mail to: Vincent D. Whitehead, P.O. Box 276, Harrod, Ohio 45850.
Home Portraits ~ examples.....
Time: 32 hours Size: 10" x 12"
Brush Creek, Tenessee ~ Part of a montage drawing for a Veterinarian
Time: 18 hours Size: 8" x 10"
Gossman Home, Delphos, Ohio ~ Log home
Time: 26 hours Size: 16" x 10"
Hoersten Farm, Delphos, Ohio
This house burnt to the ground two months after the drawing was completed
Time: 22 hours Size: 16" x 10"
Horstman Home, Delphos, Ohio
Time: 21 hours Size: 15" x 10"