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recent Wedding Paintings

July was a busy month for LIVE paintings on canvas at weddings in the Bay Area!

Above is the finished piece for Yoona and Glen. This couple has a great sense of humor, as I easily discovered at our initial meeting months before. Glen is from Australia and requested that a kangaroo and a jar of Vegemite be included in the painting. I was glad to oblige. Most of the piece was painted on location at the Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael, CA. Finishing touches were added in my studio.

This large canvas (24 x 36″) was created for Sarah and Andrew at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa. The Mother of the Bride commissioned it. I presented it to the couple and the bride’s parents on a busy street in San Francisco, just before the family went to the theatre.




















Here is the final painting for Joe and Alea, celebrated at the San Jose Marriott. I did not have to exaggerate the height difference between this couple…she is five feet nothing and he is 6 foot 8!

A wedding painting for Ryan & Trisha

Here’s my most recent wedding painting. It’s 18 x 24″ and features Ryan and Trish, accompanied by friends and family. Trish’s two sisters are wearing purple, while her best friend is raising her glass to toast the happy couple. I even included the fellow who caught the garter!

The ceremony took place in a gazebo decorated with wreaths. Signage for “Bella” and “Notte” is a reference to R & T’s favorite Disney movie—Lady and the Tramp. The couple was thrilled with the finished painting, which I presented to them just before they left on a honeymoon trip to…..Disneyland!

Palo Alto Wedding Fair

This blog will now include images and info on my LIVE event painting.
I was a vendor at the Bay Area Wedding Fairs (BAWF) show at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Sunday. In five hours I completed a 22 x 28″ acrylic painting of a traditional Indian wedding, using photo references. Meanwhile, I was able to connect with many engaged couples who watched me develop the painting. Next step is to confer with each couple about the venue, size of canvas, color scheme and theme.

I have signed on for two more BAWF events this season. The next one is at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, on September 25th. I’ll attempt to complete a wedding scene, once again, while networking with other wedding professionals and acquiring clients. The theme? Maybe a traditional African ceremony.

As I research the variety of ethnic and national clothing, ornament and symbols, I am increasingly fascinated by alternatives to the “white wedding” traditions here at home.

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