These whimsical, gesture-like paintings capture a moment during the event that are unique from a photograph.
I set up my easel, am right there in the mix and the outcome is a fun memoir.
Once we have spoken about the live event and the venue is in place, I arrive to the scene and set up my easel and paints at least three hours before the highlight of the event. I try to stay out of the way and discreet, not to take away from the event. Unless of course I am an “attraction” at the event.
I paint in the background and get as solid of a foundation as possible. Then, when people arrive and begin to come into the scene, I quickly paint people and get as good of an image of the person as possible without getting to descriptive. The goal of the painting is to have a loose and whimsical piece that gives the viewer a reminder of the joyful time.
I may have to capture people on camera in order to put the celebrity in the perfect location on the painting later in my studio. I take the painting to my studio, do some last minute touch ups and the painting is soon complete.
$475 for 3 hours of live painting, plus an original 16×20″ acrylic on canvas
($175 down deposit to hold date)
$75 per additional hour
Travel fee may apply for 60 miles + distance