The Process

How I work

I want you to have a piece of art you love...

 

Before the wedding day, we schedule a phone consultation, so I can learn your love story, help with creative decisions, and get other details like location and times. We will go over details of your preferences, and I will help you make creative decisions on who and what to incorporate.
 

You have the choice of having a reception or ceremony painted.

Usually, on the wedding day, if I paint the ceremony, I will arrive 1-2 hours before to paint the location before the guests arrive. During the short time of the ceremony, I sketch figures and take some photos to continue painting at the reception. 

If I paint the reception, I arrive 2-hours before to paint the background before guests arrive. During the reception, I paint the bride and groom, and any guests you have requested. 
 

I like to work with oil paintings because of the guaranty of quality tested for hundreds of years. I use some odorless medium at the event and professional mediums at my studio.

Every piece of art is different. The location, atmosphere, people, and love story makes each piece unique. The style of painting is very similar to Impressionism. The shortest amount of time results in a more expressive and spontaneous expression. The more time I have in the studio, prior and post-wedding event, results in a painting with more precision, realism, and detail. 

For the Alla Prima Impression Package (16"x20"), I describe the service as 4-hours at the event. The 4-hours at your event is the minimum time I will be painting. Once the first layer of paint dries, I like to give the painting an extra hour to finish any last simple retouches in my studio. I want you to be happy with your personalized art hanging in your home.
Shipping: Will be sent 2-weeks after the event. 

For the Retouched Quality (18"x24"), I describe the service as taking 8-hours work. 4-hours at the event, and an additional 4 hours in the studio working on your live painting for more detail. When it's possible, I will have a sketch of the empty location before I arrive at your event. After the canvas is dry from the event, I work another 4-hours at my studio to finish any last retouches.

Shipping: Will be sent 3-weeks after the event. 

For the Studio Quality (24"x30") or (24"x36"), I describe the service as taking 14-hours work. 4-hours at the event, and an additional 10-hours in the studio working on your live painting for more detail. When it's possible, I will have a sketch of the empty location before I arrive at your event. After the canvas is dry from the event, I work another 10-hours in 2 or 3 different sessions at my studio. This service will result in more recognizable faces, more glassing and blending techniques, and better details.

Shipping: Will be sent 4-weeks after the event. 

For the Fine Art Quality (30"x40"), I describe the service as 40-hours of work. 4-hours at the event, and an additional 36-hrs in the studio working on your live painting for more detail. As on the Studio Quality Package, I can have a sketch of the empty location before I arrive at the event. After the canvas is dry, I work another minimum of 36-hrs in 5 to 10 different sessions at my studio. This service will result in more realistic faces, more and better glassing and blending techniques, and the most exquisite details.

Shipping: Will be sent 5 to 10 weeks after the event.

16" x 20" Live Oil on canvas Impressionist Painting at your Wedding Ceremony or Reception. Wet-on-wet, or alla prima (Italian, meaning at first attempt), direct painting...
Alla Prima Impression 16"x20"
4 hr
$1300