Paintings have been around since the dawn of man - immortalize your wedding with a painting! Whether it be the standard commissioned portrait, or the eventful "live" painting by Angela M. Resendez, a piece of art will definitely add a very memorable element to your wedding day.
What does the setup look like?
The set-up is very quick and simple. I will set up a portable wooden easel at the wedding reception (or ceremony), my paints, jars for water, brushes, and a bag to hold excess materials. I will make sure to blend in with the environment as much as possible to enhance the atmosphere.
How might a painting enhance memories of my wedding?
Photographs will certainly capture the moments play-by-play, but a painting will evoke feelings of wonderment from you and from your guests! Having a painting will allow you to revisit your special day for many years to come - it is also an heirloom that you can pass down for generations and it will spark many conversations about one of the best days of your life.
How does a live painting enhance my wedding or reception?
This experience will create a new level of experience for your guests. It is another form of entertainment as well as an item to cherish for the rest of your lives. It also provides quiet entertainment for those who may not enjoy dancing, or who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the crowd. I love talking to people while I paint and people often come up to ask questions while I'm painting which I am completely welcoming of during receptions. Many people also become mesmerized by the colors swirling on the canvas to create the illusion of forms and movement.
How long does a painting session last?
If the venue allows for it, I will arrive several hours early to capture the background before guests arrive. I will then fill in the lucky couple and their guests during the reception (or ceremony) to complete the painting. From start to finish (on site) it will take about 4-6 hours or less depending on the complexity of the environment. In some cases, it may be necessary to take the painting back to the studio to add some final touches using a photograph as a final reference. If you want me to take substantial time with your painting, I do offer upgrades.
When will I receive my painting?
Depending on the medium, it could take between 1 day to 6 months to receive your finished painting. It will likely not take months, however. Oil paint is notorious for taking an extreme amount of time to dry; it will be the longest waiting times of delivery, but it is the most luxurious and long lasting. Acrylic and watercolor dry almost as soon as they are painted, so if you choose acrylic or watercolor, it will be ready the day that it is painted.
Will you be able to take my wedding photos AND paint at my wedding?
If this is of interest to you, let's definitely talk! Every wedding is different and I have amazing second photographers on standby to help! If you are most interested in the reception being painted, then the answer will most likely be yes! However, the painting portion of your experience will not be as long as it would be if I were only painting that night. If you are interested in me doing a painting of the ceremony as well as taking photos, it will require a second photographer, and I would take over as the lead photographer after the ceremony is complete. If you are having a very short ceremony (15-20 min), you might want to reconsider to have the reception painted instead, or purchase our Michelangelo package so that you can have a second photographer assist. I would LOVE to be able to do both for you because I love to help make weddings fun and successful!
Prior to the wedding day, I will give the client an opportunity to let me know any specific preferences they may have for the painting – they have the choice of having the reception or ceremony painted. On the wedding day, I will arrive at the reception about an hour or so early to set up my easel and paints, and begin laying out a loose composition before guests arrive. If I paint the ceremony, I will arrive 2-3 hours before to paint the majority before guests arrive, due to the short timeframe of a ceremony.
If I am available the day of your wedding, I will paint your guests at your wedding! Please reach out to me as SOON as possible...View full product details
This is based on a flat rate depending on the unframed canvas size. However, if travel is involved, expenses will also include: flight/milage, transportation, lodging, and meals. Click here to see pricing and purchase! I also offer watercolor party favors!
Every wedding is different and I am willing to discuss how I can help make this special entertainment happen for you. My main concern is providing unique entertainment and leaving you with a beautiful painting to remember your wedding day! Please CONTACT me and let's chat about the details specific to you!
Your live wedding painting can be made into prints for parents and guests or stationary as "thank you" notes.
You also have the option for me to take the painting back to my studio in Corpus Christi, after the wedding, to continue refining details. Click here to view upgrades!
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