Saturday, January 23, 2010

Erinn and Pete August 29, 2009

Erinn's mother, Helene, wanted to give her daughter this painting as a gift not only with her wedding flowers but pieces of lace from her daughter's dress. She also wanted the pearls that were wrapped around her bouquet depicted in the painting. This is a 11x14 painting.

Helene also requested a 8x8 painting for herself with lace from her daughter's dress as well as the navy blue fabric from her own dress.

Aaron and Mandy's Wedding Flowers

These paintings were such a joy to do because of the story behind the wedding flowers of Mandy and Aaron.
Aaron wrote to me in July of 2009 telling me that the company that was to preserve his wife's wedding flowers closed, kept their money, but most importantly never returned her bouquet. I collected the same flowers that were in her bouquet, dry pressed them and turned them into a 16x20 painting.
Aaron wanted to surprise Mandy with a 8x8 canvas with a photo of Mandy and her grandfather.
He also asked if I could incorporate the bubbles that were captured in the photos from their wedding, which I have done in both paintings.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hydrangeas Preserved

Terrah and Andrew were married October 1, 2008 under the guidance of TwoFoot Creative. The bouquet was made up entirely of hydrangeas. The bride chose a 12x12 canvas so I chose to do one hydrangea made up of the three colors in her bouquet to look like her invitation.

In Memory of My Aunt

When my Aunt Dot passed away I wanted to do something special for each of her children. I saved a few of her favorite flower, the rose, added the poem they had chosen for her service and preserved it on a 8x10 canvas.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

How to pack a wedding bouquet in transit

Forget-Me-Not Florist in Toluca Lake, CA made this packing box for Linda's wedding bouquet so that when they brought it to me it would stay cool and not get damaged. There is a water reservoir in the square cardboard box which is lined with florist wrap. Great idea!

This is a good way to bring your bouquet to me if you or were delivering it in person.
If you were shipping your bouquet you would use an ice pack instead of water.

Linda & Andrew were married on December 16, 2009 and asked me to preserve the wedding bouquet flowers. They are in press now for a couple of months. I am looking forward to creating a wonderful preservation of their wedding flowers.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Jessica's Bouquet Painting

Jessica and Chris were married on August 21, 2009. The bride requested her wedding colors of black, yellow and white on a 12x12 canvas to preserve her wedding flowers of yellow roses and yellow and white orchids.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Lindsay and David

Lindsay & David were married August 29th in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I was fortunate enough to help TwoFoot Creative coordinate the wedding that day. Lindsay's flowers had some wonderful mum and greenery varieties which made for an interesting painting.

Lindsay's wedding flowers were preserved on a 11x14 canvas.

Painting of Susana's Paper Wedding Bouquet

Susana's wedding bouquet was made out of paper, like Origami, and she asked me to paint her bouquet from photographs which she later gave to her parents as a gift. I added a suggestion of her veil that she wore in her wedding.
This is a 12x12 painting on 1 1/2" deep canvas and was done as a gift to the bride's parents.

Here is a closeup of the paper flowers.