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What is the Best Size for My Live Wedding Painting?

Updated: Dec 11, 2023


A live wedding painting capturing a couple embracing amidst a lush Maui landscape, with palm trees, ocean views, and tropical flora framing the intimate moment.
This vibrant live wedding painting by Maui artist Ariel Quiroz skillfully portrays a couple's romantic embrace on their special day. Set against the idyllic backdrop of Hawaii's natural beauty, the painting captures the essence of the island's charm with detailed palm trees, serene ocean vistas, and colorful local plants, making it a perfect visual article for discussing the best size for a live wedding painting.

What is the best size for my painting?

Being an artist with over two decades of experience, I've had the pleasure of capturing some of the most special moments in people's lives through my live wedding paintings. Whether you opt for a couple-centered composition or a painting with a crowd, a live wedding painting is a timeless and elegant way to capture the most intimate moments of your Hawaii wedding or Maui wedding. With so many options available, you might be wondering, "What is the best size for my live wedding painting?"


As a wedding artist and live artist in Maui, my artistic style mixes realism and impressionism to create lifelike and expressive oil painting portraits. When selecting the perfect canvas size for your live painting, there are several factors to consider, such as the number of people you want to include in the painting and the level of detail you desire.


Canvas Size Recommendations Based on the Number of People


A live wedding painting depicting a bride and groom sharing a tender kiss on a sandy beach, with a loyal golden dog sitting beside them, set against a backdrop of rocky outcroppings and a serene blue ocean, with mountains in the distance.
A Maui embrace captured in oil on canvas; this 16"x20" live wedding painting by Ariel Quiroz showcases the couple's affectionate moment on Ironwoods beach, with their cherished pet by their side and the majestic beauty of Hawaii as their backdrop.

As your live wedding painter, I assure you that every canvas size, from the intimate 16"x20" to the grand 36"x48" and beyond, is perfectly suited for a couple-centered composition, beautifully capturing just the two of you. If your vision includes an aditional loved one, more guests, or the entire party, I recommend a larger canvas to accommodate everyone, ensuring your painting reflects the full spirit and joy of your celebration.

Every guest is a unique portrait, demanding both time and space in the composition. For parties exceeding the recomendations or 40 people on the bigger paintings, some guest portraits may be rendered as more abstract elements in the painting, capturing their essence with simpler forms or silhouettes in the background.


Here are some canvas size recommendations for different compositions:

16"x20" paintings:

the couple or the couple + one guest (person or pet)

18"x24" paintings:

the couple or the couple + up to 4 guests

24"x30" paintings:

the couple or the couple + up to 10 guests

30"x40" paintings:

the couple or the couple + up to 20 guests

36"x48" or bigger paintings:

the couple or the couple + up to 40 guests

By selecting the appropriate canvas size based on the number of people you wish to include in your wedding painting, you'll ensure that your painting accurately reflects the energy and excitement of your wedding day by adding enough detail and accurate portraiture to each individual.


Custom Packages for Your Unique Needs

Every Hawaii wedding or Maui wedding is unique, and I am always open to personalizing my packages to fit each client's individual needs. If you want a different canvas size or more time invested, I can create a custom package just for you. Contact me for a free phone consultation, and we can discuss your vision and explore various options available.







The Painting Process: From First Kiss to The Last Call

As a live wedding artist, I attend your wedding venue and paint your special moments in real-time. I can capture everything from your first dance to your first kiss as a married couple. The painting process is a unique blend of artistic skill and observation, resulting in a custom artwork that serves as a visual representation of your love story.


The Benefits of a Live Wedding Painting

A live wedding painting offers several benefits that make it a must-have addition to your wedding planner checklist:

  1. Personalized Art: A live wedding painting is a custom artwork that captures the unique moments and emotions of your special day, providing you with a beautiful and meaningful keepsake to cherish for years to come.

  2. Wedding Entertainment: As a live artist, I not only create beautiful art but also provide a captivating and engaging form of entertainment for your guests.

  3. Timeless Memory: A live wedding painting allows you to relive your wedding day every time you look at the canvas. The oil-on-canvas technique ensures that your artwork remains vibrant and timeless.

  4. Unique Wedding Idea: Live wedding paintings are a unique and creative way to celebrate your love story, making your wedding stand out from the rest.


Capture the Essence of Your Wedding Day with a Live Wedding Painting


A live wedding painting not only adds a unique touch to your wedding ceremony or wedding reception but also serves as a beautiful keepsake of your special day. As a live painter and wedding entertainment provider, my goal is to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that showcases the love and emotions shared by the bride and groom, as well as their family and friends.


The perfect size for your live wedding painting depends on the number of people you want to include and the level of detail you desire. I offer various canvas sizes and custom packages to ensure that your wedding painting captures the essence of your special day. As a live wedding painter in Maui, I am dedicated to creating a personalized and unique representation of your wedding day.


If you're planning a Hawaii wedding or Maui wedding and want to add a touch of artistic flair to your special day, consider a live wedding painting by Ariel Quiroz, the live wedding painting artist in Maui. Contact me for a free phone consultation, and let's create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece together that will immortalize your love story for generations to come.


If you're interested in learning more about live wedding paintings and how to make the most of this unique experience, I invite you to explore the following articles on my website:


  1. 7 Creative Ways to Personalize Your Live Wedding Painting - Discover various ways to make your live wedding painting truly one-of-a-kind.

  2. Why the Most Popular Choice for a Live Wedding Painting in Hawaii is a Couple-Centered Composition - Learn about the appeal of focusing your painting on the bride and groom.

  3. Capture Your Big Day with a Crowd: How to Customize Your Wedding Painting - Get insights on how to create a lively, dynamic scene by including your loved ones in your painting.

  4. Unforgettable Memories: Capture Your Special Day with a Live Wedding Painter - Find out how a live wedding painter can create a lasting memento of your special day.

  5. Adding a Live Event Painter to Your Wedding: The New Essential Vendor You Need to Book Now - Discover the growing trend of live event painters and why you should consider booking one for your wedding.

These articles offer valuable tips and insights to help you create the perfect live wedding painting that captures the magic of your special day.



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