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Northwest Suburban Home, Chicago Paintings
Northwest Suburban Chicago Home, Front

     
     
     
     
     
Northwest Suburban Home, Chicago Paintings
Northwest Suburban Chicago Home, Back

     
     
     
     
     
Lake County Log Home, Chicago Paintings
Log Home in Lake County, Illinois

     
     
     
     
     
Chicago Colonial Home, Chicago Paintings
Colonial Home on Chicago's North Shore

     
     
     
     
     
Chicago Luxury Home, Chicago Paintings
Luxury Home in Chicago North Shore Suburb

     
     
     
     
     
McHenry Luxury Home, Chicago Paintings
Luxury Home in McHenry County, Illinois

     
     
     
     
     
Sweden Home, Chicago Paintings
Family Home in Sweden

     
     
     
     
     
500 Year Old England Home, Chicago Paintings
500-Year-Old Landmark Family Home in England

     
     
     
     
     
Bruno & Tim
Bruno & Tim's Lounge in Chicago North

     
     
     
     
     
Blue Kangaroo, Chicago Paintings
Blue Kangaroo Laundry, Chicago Illinois
(Painting for 2009 Calendar for Customers)
     
     
     
     
     
Kankakee Home, Chicago Paintings
Childhood Home in Kankakee, Illinois

     
     
     
     
     
Berwyn Flat, Chicago Paintings
Mother's Three-Flat in Berwyn, Illinois

     
     
     
     
     
Lincolnshire Ranch, Chicago Paintings
Ranch Home in Lincolnshire, Illinois

     
     
     
     
     
Texas Mansion, Chicago Paintings
Son's Mansion in Texas

     
     
     
     
     
Niles Home, Chicago Paintings
Mother's Home & Favorite Car in Niles, Illinois

     
     
     
     
     
Lake City, Iowa Farmhouse, Chicago Paintings
Farmhouse Lake City, Iowa

     
     
     
     
     
Wilmette, IL, Chicago Paintings
Street Scene in Wilmette, Illinois

     
     
     
     
     
Evanston home, Chicago Paintings
Family Home in Evanston, Illinois

     
     
     
     
     
Northwest Chicago Ranch, Chicago Paintings
Ranch Home in a Northwest Chicago Suburb

     
     
     
     
     
McHenry Ranch Home, Chicago Paintings
Ranch Home in McHenry, Illinois

     
     
     
     
     
Antioch Home, Chicago Paintings
Lakefront Home in Antioch, Illinois

     
     
     
     
     
Wisconsin Luxury Home, Chicago Paintings
Luxury Country Home in Wisconsin

     
     
     
     
     
Michigan Avenue, Chicago Paintings
Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL (Retirement Gift)

     
     
     
     
     
Glen Ellyn Tudor Home, Chicago Paintings
Tudor Home in Winter in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

     
     
     
     
     
St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Chicago Paintings
St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Chicago, Illinois

     
     
     
     
     
Oak Park Historic Home, Chicago Paintings
Historic Home in Oak Park, Illinois

     
     
     
     
     
McHenry Cottage, Chicago Paintings
Cottage in McHenry, Illinois

     
     
     
     
     
Elmhurst Home, Chicago Paintings
Home in Elmhurst, Illinois

     
     
     
     
     
Lake Forest Historic Home, Chicago Paintings
Lake Forest Historic Home

     
     
     
     
     
5 House Portraits, Chicago Paintings
Gift of 5 House Portraits

     
     
     
     
     
The holidays are right around the corner. Please place your holiday orders now so they can be completed in time for those on your shopping list.
WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
 

"The painting of my wife's parents' house is amazing. the detail is incredible. We love it. It is as great as the painting you did of my parents' house. We will treasure it forever."
T.V., hanover Park, IL

"I just wanted to write to say that my parents loved the painting, and it is now framed and hung on the wall in their drawing room. They had a party at the weekend, and they received a number of compliments. We would like you to paint two more homes for us -- our home and my inlaws house.
NOW THAT I KNOW WHAT FABULOUS WORK YOU DO."
A.M., hinsdale, IL

"My mom was thrilled with the painting. She is working on having it framed now."
A.B., Glen Ellyn, IL

"If my home was on fire, the painting is the first thing I would grab to save. I consider it a real treasure.
B.V., Rolling Meadows

 
CUSTOM HOME OR BUSINESS PORTRAITS IN WATERCOLOR

 
A home or business portrait is an exquiste gift for yourself, your family, or for that someone special for many occasions, such as:
 
Weddings Anniversariesspacer image Birthdaysspacer image Mother's Dayspacer image Father's Dayspacer image Christmasspacer image Hanukkah

Sweetest Dayspacer image Retirementsspacer image Familyspacer image Relocationsspacer image House Warmingsspacer image Summer and Winter homes

  To commission a house or business portrait, I will need one or more photographs of a favorite angle or view. Mail this with your deposit to the address below. When I receive your envelope, I will call you to discuss the atmosphere you wish to create along with your preferences, such as season of the year, which trees and flowers would be in bloom, and any items that should be added or removed from the photographs. If the home or business is near the Chicago North Shore I can assist in taking photographs for a nominal fee. As you can see from the portraits included on this page, images of children, pets, and favorite automobiles or other vehicles can also be added.  

  The approximate prices for unframed matted watercolors are shown in this price schedule. If I take the photographs (local only) the additional charge will depend upon the distance and time required which could range from $15 to $50. Other costs could result because of unusually elaborate architecture or landscaping. Images of children, pets or vehicles are priced at $20 each, and images of children, can only be included on the three largest sizes.   Size of Painting   Size with Mat   Price  
  11" x 14"   16" x 20"   $175  
  12" x 16"   18" x 22"     225  
  12" x 18"   18" x 24"     250  
  14" x 20"   20" x 26"     350  
  18" x 24"   24" x 30"     550  
  20" x 30"   28" x 36"     750  
 
A 50% deposit is required to begin the drawing and painting process. I generally paint on Arches cold press paper which has a small and pleasing texture. The painting usually takes two to four weeks to complete, depending upon the complexity of the project and the time of the year. Please place your holiday and special occasion orders early. Upon completion I will call to arrange final payment and delivery. I would either personally deliver or mail the completed painting in a large mailing tube if you are not in the Chicago area. All paintings mailed will not include a mat and will always be mailed in a tube to prevent damage.

A home or a business is more than the roof over our heads. It's the place where we live, work, grow, find comfort, and enjoy cherished memories. Honor your own history or that of a loved one by commissioning a home or business portrait!
 
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WATERCOLORS BY GAIL BASNER, 1453 CALAIS CIRCLE, HIGHLAND PARK, IL 60035

(847)432-5992                                                  basnerartist@gmail.com
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