If you are looking for holiday gifts, my paintings are available as matted prints ($35 for 8 x 10, $50 for 11 x 14). Some originals are also available. You can see all my paintings on my website, www.lynnholbein.com.
Original house portraits also make great gifts. I have just finished three that people are giving for Christmas, including the one below. I have time to paint one or two more house portraits before Christmas, so let me know right away if you’re interested. Details are here.
For the past decade, I’ve done house portraits for people. Here is an example of a rather fancy house I painted on West Newton Hill.
If you’re interested in a house portrait, for yourself or as a gift, you can find out more at http://www.lynnholbein.com/store/. If this is for Christmas, please let me know as soon as possible.
For 30 years, we’ve spent the week before Labor Day at Sandy Island Family Camp on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH. Everyone has their own little simple cabin — no heat, a bare lightbulb hanging from the ceiling, a short walk to the bathroom. There are two big buildings, the Lodge, and this Dining Hall. We love Sandy Island!
I do house portraits on commission. This painting of a Vermont cottage is one of my favorites, because I love the angle looking up the stream toward the house.
For over 30 years, we have gone to Sandy Island, a awesome YMCA family camp on an island on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire (http://ymcaboston.org/sandyislandcamp). We go for a week at the end of the summer, and my Unitarian Church goes on Memorial Day. Last weekend on Sandy was wonderful . Here’s a painting I did several years ago of the Sandy Island Lodge.
I’ve been hired to do lots of house portraits on commission, but this was a gift to a wonderful therapist who helped me through the emotional angst (aging, vulnerability) surrounding my double knee replacement last year. I gave Amy this portrait of her house just before Christmas, when the red and green seemed seasonal, and the summer flowers a colorful memory and a hope for next summer.