Saturday, August 31, 2013

A Gift to The Bride From The Groom

The groom ordered a set of 16 x 20 paintings for his bride. Purples and pinks press very nicely and are complimented by the natural greens in the background and details.

 Some accents of metallic bronze and gold give the vines and stems a highlight affect.
 Stargazers are amazing and large so it is better to use a larger canvas to display them.
 The bouquet was shipped to me overnight to insure freshness as much as possible. Most weddings are on weekends which means you lose a couple of days for shipping them out.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Thara & Dustin, Sept. 1, 2012

 Star Gazer Lilies, white and soft pink roses, plumeria, lisianthus and callas
A circle of rose petals representing the Ketubah on a 12 x 12 for the parents

Sunday, March 10, 2013

A Wedding Gift for the Bride Candice

 White roses and eggplant purple callas are all that make up this painting. You don't need too much to create a beautiful keepsake from you wedding bouquet. This is a 16 x 20 canvas.

This is what it looks like when I start laying out the petals to decide what exactly I want to do on the canvas.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Renee & Kevin - July 7, 2012

Renee's wedding flowers were preserved on a 14 x 18 canvas

Michigan, Balloons & A Wedding - Lisa & Blair, August 4, 2012

Balloons weren't in the plans for the wedding photos, but when Blair and Lisa saw the photos with them
they fell in love with the idea.
It is always a fun challenge to be asked to do something new in a painting. At first I was a bit hesitant, but in the end I was pleasantly surprised with the result.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Recreating A Wedding Bouquet Painting For Kristen

Kristen discovered my blog with my preserved wedding flower paintings long after she was married. I told her that I could recreate her bouquet by buying them myself and then set them in to press. She gave me a list of all the flowers that were in her wedding, then when I went to the flower mart we worked on matching the colors and size of the flowers via cell phone.
I then sent her photos of the flowers I purchased to make sure she was satisfied with the colors and began pressing them. Once they were ready to take out of press I worked with her on what background color(s) she wanted and which style of painting she liked best.
Kristen chose a 16 x 20 horizontal canvas which flowed nicely with her flowers.
The actual colors of the flowers usually change once pressed, but purples are still very lovely after pressing.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Jennifer - July 20, 2012

 Colorado Mountains were one of the inspirations for this painting
along with a cruiser bike at the request of the bride 14x18

Jordan & Lamarr - June 30, 2012

 An elegant wedding coordinated by Ana Skidmore of Twofoot Creative, Michigan

Jason & Breanne - July 26, 2012

 Bride & Groom's Painting 16x20
Parent Painting 11x14

Shannon & Clarence - July 14, 2012

Close-up of groom's boutonniere in painting

Shannon's Bouquet with the groom's boutonniere

Carmen & Jim - May 26, 2012

 Vintage Garden 14x18

Saturday, January 12, 2013

2013 Bride's Choice Award

Weddings, Wedding VenuesCurlyArt, Best Wedding Services in Los Angeles - 2013 Bride's Choice Award Winner

I am so happy to announce that I have earned the Bride's Choice Award for 2013 from WeddingWire!

A special thanks to all my clients who have entrusted their wedding flowers to me to create a painting representing their special day.