First I thought of the many homes in Chester County that are historic that would make a great painting. I have a number of watercolors of some of these homes, so I decided to create a new panoramic painting with four historic buildings.
Then I spent time sketching each home and finally cut out the homes to make sure they were properly sized, checking out the size of the windows and doors. Here are the cutouts.
Then after selecting my watercolor paper, I spent hours drawing the homes, painting the background and finally painting each individual building. So to see the finished painting that is over 30 " long, come to Malvern Retreat Center.