What people have to say about their Watercolor Paintings

I have ordered quite a few watercolor house portraits from Shirley over the years, our first was of our home in Mission Viejo California and we were so delighted, we ordered five more for our family as gifts. Recently, we sent Shirley a photo of a scene in Greece where we attended a wedding. Shirley captured San Torini in watercolor beautifully and mailed it directly to the newlyweds as a reminder of their special day, and sent us a color copy which we have framed and hanging in our home.

Carol & John Harrison of Arizona


I needed a Housewarming Gift and decided at the last minute of visiting my friends’ new home that a house portrait in watercolor would be the perfect gift for a new homeowner. Shirley drove to North St. Louis County and snapped some photos for me and had the painting ready in time for my visit. It turned out very nice and the new homeowners were thrilled.

John and Linda Nolle, Webster Groves, Missouri


I like her watercolor painting style, loose with soft background colors, but she pays attention to details and is very accurate on the architecture of the home. She even painted in the stone coins on the edge of my home and above the garage.

Marian Watson, Ballwin, Missouri


My husband and I were very pleased with the Watercolor paintings Shirley did of each of our sons homes last Christmas. Our son in Texas keeps his yard meticulous, and recently won the best yard in the neighborhood award. I mentioned this to Shirley and she painted the bushes and lawn trimmed up beautifully, just the way he likes it.

Don and Helen Repke, Lake St. Louis, Missouri


We have two of Shirley’s House Portraits hanging side by side in our home. One is a watercolor painting of my family’s home as I grew up in Hermann Missouri and one is of the farm house my husband grew up in Rhineland Missouri. We love seeing our childhood homes together.

Alex & Genelle Grieshabor, Hermann, Missouri

"My husband surprised me for our wedding anniversary with a watercolor portrait by Shirley Kruse of our home….it is beautiful."

Cathy Barnes , Clarkson Valley, Missouri


"She created a wonderful painting for us of our home."

Jerry and Susan Hope, Louisville, Kentucky


"One of our favorite wedding gifts was a painting of our new home."

Ryan & Sarah Veninga, Kirkwood, Missouri


"We commissioned Shirley to paint our Grandfathers farm house, we were very pleased."

Jeff & Gina Leimkuehler, Washington, Missouri


"We are very happy with our watercolor house portrait by Shirley"

Jim & Connie Coe, Sun River, Oregon


"What a wonderful surprise for my birthday…my last name painted with a beautiful flower on each letter. I love it."

Becky Bopp, Kirkwood, Missouri


"We are very happy with our framed name….each letter & flower are painted with beautiful detail."

Glen & Linda McGee Memphis, Tennessee


"We received our Framed Name painted with flowers from California where I am from and Kentucky where my wife is from and are very happy with it."

Jason & Kelly Blake, Cincinnati, Ohio


"Wonderful wedding gift….our new name hand painted and framed beautifully."

Quinton & Holly Huseman, Tega Cay, South Carolina


"I saw one of these that Shirley had painted at a friend’s house and ordered one right away for myself."

Genie Price, Ladue, Missouri


"My new married name painted so beautifully, thank you Shirley."

Dave & Brooke Schroeder, Nashville, Tennessee


"One of the first things we hung in our new home when we moved was the framed picture of our name."

Scott & Ann Frederick, Washougel, Washington


"We love our last name painted and framed and now have commissioned Shirley to paint our new granddaughters first name so she can enjoy it in her room for years."

Glen & Susan Hrdlicka, O’Fallon, Missouri