House Plant Portrait No. 1

I usually have no idea what I’m going to paint when I pull out my brushes, so I’ve given myself an assignment—to paint portraits of my houseplants. Thankfully my plants are very patient and will sit there and pose as long as I need them to.

I’m going to list the original paintings for sale in my Etsy shop as I complete them. I think a houseplant portrait would be a great way to add some greenery to your home if you’ve got a black thumb! First up is one of my favorites, my Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides).

house plant portrait

house plant portrait

house plant portrait

house plant portrait

house plant portrait

The original painting is available for purchase right here.

23 comments

  1. Sara

    Wow! That is beautiful! Maybe I need to give up trying to keep plants alive, and just use paintings of plants! Sounds like a better plan for me!

  2. Kait

    Love your illustrative style, if that’s what I”m trying to say. XD Your blog is just lovely, and I always feel like I’m visiting a greenhouse or something whenever I visit. :P

  3. Teresa

    I’ve always been a fan of your work, would love to have a Wit & Whistle one of a kind in my own home! Excited for the paintings to come

  4. Elin

    What paint and material is it that you use? :) I would love to start making little paintings like this once again! :D

  5. mary

    do you mind sharing what photoshop actions you use to give your photos a warm tone? I saw that you used MCPactions but do you by any chance know the name of your action?

    I can’t ever seem to get my photos “just right.” they always seem washed out or some other problem.

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      The action I use is a customized one I created for my photos, not an MCP action. MCP offers a lot of similar ones with that warm glow though!

  6. Niquelle

    Hey Amanda!

    I’m in love with this plant (and your artwork, as usual) but I cannot seem to track one down for purchase, anywhere! Where is the world did you find/buy this beauty?!

    Cheers,
    Niquelle
    1paperplane.blogspot.com

  7. Mae

    I’m so glad she asked! I’m on the wait list! =D

    P.S. – In regards to the last post, LOVE the hair! {wink&whistle}

  8. Dal

    Hello,

    I am looking for this plant but they do not sell it in the garden centers, would it be possible to get a cutting. Dal

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      I can’t offer you a cutting of mine, but keep an eye out on Ebay. Sometimes you can find more obscure plants for sale there.

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