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.