<![CDATA[The Wedding Portrait                                     602.957.8107 - Blog]]>Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:16:45 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[The Fitting: Oil Sketches]]>Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:45:36 GMThttp://weddingportraitart.com/blog/the-fitting-oil-sketchesPicture
"Uptown Bride", oil, 12 x 12

I've really enjoyed painting these little sketches - candid paintings of the reflective moments when a newly engaged woman begins to see herself as a bride.

When I can attend a fitting in order to create a formal wedding portrait, I include one of these little gems as a gift.

"Ruffled", oil, 10 x 8

<![CDATA[January 18th, 2013]]>Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:54:23 GMThttp://weddingportraitart.com/blog/january-18th-2013Picture
Check out this completely charming video by Lex+Loren, Brinton Films - wonderful videographers:)

It's fun, original, and I promise you won't be able to get the music out of your head!

<![CDATA[Still life with Ribbon]]>Mon, 07 Jan 2013 17:51:23 GMThttp://weddingportraitart.com/blog/still-life-with-ribbonPicture
My clients are so imaginative! Here, I was asked to paint a little still life (pears have special meaning in this couple's life), incorporating "something blue", part of the ribbon used for her garter:)

<![CDATA[Adornments]]>Sat, 15 Dec 2012 22:23:28 GMThttp://weddingportraitart.com/blog/adornmentsPicture
Check out this gorgeous book by Twigs and Honey...there's so much every bride can do to personalize her wedding day - not just the wedding day look, but create special heirloom elements.

The ideas are creative, elegant and fun, the text well written, and the photos beautiful. I bought a copy and enjoy sharing it with my clients as they conceptualize their special day, and highly recommend it!

<![CDATA[Top Five Romantic Wedding Proposals]]>Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:45:40 GMThttp://weddingportraitart.com/blog/top-five-romantic-wedding-proposalsWith the holidays just around the corner, the single women around the world are preparing for their significant other to drop down on one knee and finally propose. If you are that single woman, the odds are in your favor since 60% of engagements take place between the months of November and February. The Knot recently released an article of “50 Romantic Ways to Propose.” Taking a cue from The Knot, I have narrowed down that list to my top five. 

Top Five Romantic Wedding Proposals

  1. Take out an Ad – Make sure it is in the Newspaper your girlfriend reads daily!
  2. Skywriter – Hire a skywriter and broadcast your proposal for everyone to see!
  3. Aquarium – Hire divers at an aquarium to act out a proposal in a tank. Give them a sign that says, “Will you Marry Me?” to hold up against the glass.
  4. Sleeping Beauty – Slip the ring on her finger while she is sleeping and wake her up with a proposal; make sure you are down on one knee!
  5. Refrigerator Magnets – Spell it out- on the ‘fridge!
(Source: The Knot)]]>
<![CDATA[Getting started: conceptualizing the portrait]]>Sun, 28 Oct 2012 23:12:59 GMThttp://weddingportraitart.com/blog/getting-started-conceptualizing-the-portraitPicture

While some couples have an immediate idea about how they'd like their wedding portrait executed, for many, commissioning an oil portrait is a new experience.

Every painting begins with its completion: what do you want to show? It's important to thinking about mood, lighting, setting, clothing, and all of the emotion you want to convey.

 I can paint you in your wedding attire, looking happy..but you might prefer to be painted in an intimate, romantic composition, candid, as if there were no one else in the universe except the two of you. And in between, infinite possibilities.

You might want to be painted in cozy interior, or in a garden setting. You get to choose which side of your personality to show, whether formal or casual.


While there are lots of logical elements you may want to incorporate into the portrait ...the ring...the bouquet...there are others that might come to mind. For example, a piece of antique lace from your grandmother's dress, as show at left.


Or your aunt's heirloom necklace...something you will "borrow"...


...or the simple memory of the sunset at the moment he first said, "I love you."
It's all up you, because it truly is all about you:)