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Welcoming Winter Outhouses

I have been meaning to post my winter outhouse paintings for the months of January, February, and March, but with the snow and the ice storms, I am running little behind and thought I would post them now.


I tried to paint the outhouses so that they look inviting. I don't think any Outhouse is really inviting, but I can paint them so they look inviting.


January Outhouse Painting




I always feel that January is the coldest month of the year. I painted this outhouse with that in mind. I was trying to make it look as cold as possible.

I used watercolor gouache with permanent ink to create the look of rustic wood on the outhouse and the white snow against the darker paint. I also attempted to show that part of the snow was in shadow, making it look blue.

I hope you like it.


February Outhouse Painting



If January is the coldest month of the year, then February is the second coldest. However, in February, you might see some thawing. of the frozen earth and some plants that might start pocking through the snow.

I used the same materials to make this painting as the previous one (watercolor gouache, and permanent ink).

This outhouse shows more details of the inside with the toilet paper roll and the toilet seat illuminated by the window in the upper part of the outhouse.

I hope you enjoy this.


March Outhouse Painting


The March Outhouse introduces a breath of spring (even though it might not smell like that on the inside).

This painting shows how fancy an outhouse can look. The welcome mat in the front, the hanging on the door, the colorful mat inside, and the fancy toilet paper holder all add to the welcome feeling.

The weather has turned a little warmer (in this painting), with the green of the grass showing and the foliage on some of the trees.

This painting was done using the same materials as the other two (watercolor gouache, and permanent ink).


I hope you enjoy these three Outhouse paintings.

They are available as 8.5" x 11" prints, and greeting cards at my website: www.hellopigments.com,

Or, if you're interested you can email me at maryfrank@mac.com.


Thank you for reading my blog.

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