YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE AS ROMANTIC PANORAMA. CAN YOU EXPLAIN THAT?
It’s a scene that tells a story of the couple in one painting! capturing the authenticity of a timeless day.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO YOU ARRIVE TO MY WEDDING?
Generally 2-3 hours, so I can setup my equipment and begin building the frame of your composition by capturing your background scene. I’ll start layering venue architecture, lush florals, and romance-glossed décor. By the time your guests stroll in, your scene will be set on canvas.
WHAT’S REQUIRED TO BOOK MY WEDDING PAINTING?
A 50% deposit and signed contract secures your date!
HOW SOON SHOULD I BOOK MY LIVE EVENT PAINTING?
For the Deluxe and Premier Packages, I only take 10 commissions a year. The demand for live event painting is high, so I always recommend you book as soon as possible. Some couples book up to 2 years in advance.
WHAT IF MY WEDDING IS OUTSIDE OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA?
Pricing varies based on the location of the wedding, airfare, accommodation, and if there are multiple dates required. Email me your request, and I’d be happy to help.
WHY DO YOU USE OIL PAINTS AND ACRYLICS?
Oil paints have a richer pigment, a glossier look, and blend more beautifully. This gives you more vivid colors and a life-like appearance that won’t fade over time. But I do use acrylics during the live event, so I can accurately and quickly depict the scene as guests arrive! After the event I will later take the painting to my studio where I will then work in oils!
DO I GET TO CHOOSE WHO GOES IN MY PAINTINGS?
Yes, but I typically recommend the focus stays on the bride and groom, parents of both sides, siblings, best man and maid of honor. Depending on the style of composition you’re looking for, the painting can get cluttered if too many people are pulling focus. During our consultation, I’ll be able to navigate your vision and help you decide how we can creatively incorporate those people who matter most to you, without ruining the integrity of your painting.
WHAT SIZE WILL MY WEDDING PAINTING BE?
Depending on the package you purchase (Classic 18″x 24″) (Deluxe 24″ x 36″) Premier 36″ x 48″). But custom sizing is available by request for my most beautiful and elaborate works. Interested? Ask me about getting a custom quote.
HOW LONG DO STUDIO TOUCH-UPS TAKE?
Most live event paintings that go back to the studio for touch-ups will be completed with in 4-6 weeks of the event. Due to drying time and professional photography the delivery time is estimated at 6-8 weeks.
HOW MUCH SPACE DO YOU NEED FOR YOUR SETUP?
About 4’ x 4’. I bring my own equipment and don’t need extra tables, chairs or lighting. So you don’t have to worry about another to-do on an already busy day. For evening weddings I do need access to an electrical outlet for my light.
CAN I GET PRINTS OF MY ORIGINAL PAINTING?
Yes! You can put prints on canvas or greeting cards to use as thank you notes. You will receive a large, professional digital file that can be printed any size, from tiny notes to big glicee canvases.
DOES IT BOTHER YOU WHEN PEOPLE WATCH YOU PAINT OR TALK TO YOU WHILE YOU’RE WORKING?
Not at all! It’s part of the experience. I’m comfortable painting in public and offering a behind-the-scenes peek into what I do. In fact its what I love most about my job. My favorite part is interacting with guests!
WHO ARE YOUR MAIN PAINTING INFLUENCES?
Albert Bierdstadt for his enormous landscapes! I admire his use of light, and that alone has played a major role in my work. Im always trying to find a way to incorporate a greater sense of luminosity in my subjects.
WHY CHOOSE YOU TO PAINT LIVE AT MY WEDDING?
Im all about people, I love interacting and making conversation with people I haven’t even met yet! Wedding painting has given me that opportunity to interact with people while serving my purpose to use my artistic gifting. I love serving people, and through art, I get the opportunity to fulfill that purpose!