Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Carrie & Shawn, September 26, 2009

Carrie and Shawn had a lovely outdoor wedding in Kansas City, MO. They couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day. Carrie's bouquet was a combination of different shades of purple from mauve roses to deep purple mums, lisianthus and sweet peas. The hydrangeas were very unusual with shades of blue, green and white. This is a great example of wedding flower preservation.

Here is a view of the wrap-around affect on the 1-1/2" gallery wrapped canvas.

Carrie wore a gorgeous Victorian period dress and with her outdoor celebration I wanted to capture the feeling of the day in their wedding bouquet painting. This painting was done on a
16 x 20 inch canvas.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Aimee & Jay August 8, 2008

Aimee's wedding bouquet flowers consisted of different shades of pink and peach roses with white hydrangeas. These flowers press well and make for a lovely painting. I placed her flowers on a soft sage green background with a soft yellow/white glow behind them. The stems of the flowers were flowing in soft curves coming out of the water color like background.

These wedding flowers were preserved and created into a painting on a 16 x 20 inch gallery wrapped canvas.

Hand Painted Sun on French Wine Barrel Lid

While driving up in the wine country of northern California I spyed some old oak barrel lids along the road. I thought they would be a great surface to paint different images on so I purchased them and took them home. This was one of the first images that I painted. I am working on California Poppies next.

Alisa Ezell, October 10, 2009

Alisa's painting is a 12 x 16 done on a cream background at her request. Her flowers were burgundy and orange callas, roses, gerbers and hypericum. The wedding was held outdoors in Branson, MO with all the beautiful fall colors which are depicted in her painting.
With the 1 1/2 inch gallery wrapped canvas the flowers can flow over the front edge and continue on the sides.

Alisa wanted to have a 8 x8 painting done for her sister who was the Maid of Honor in her wedding party.

Victoria Married Oct. 24, 2009

This wedding bouquet painting was done on a 24" x 36" gallery wrapped canvas. I love the contrast of the lime green orchids and the beautiful shades of purples.

Here are some close-ups of different sections of the painting. Besides the orchids there were gerberas , purple delphiniums and gardenias.

Orchids and gardenias are very difficult to press. They typically come out brown in color. Phaelaenopsis which are the purple ones press well, but cymbidiums like the lime green and other colors turn brown when pressed. I have managed to press these green cymbidiums and apply them to the painting and seal them well. There is no guarantee that they will remain their normal color.