|Live Painting Options||
Live Painting + Photo Shoot + 12×16 Painting
Live Painting consists of a full service package with several steps. You will receive the following:
Upon the end of service you will be able to proudly hang your finished piece on the wall to be cherished by many generations.
I only use highest grade artist oil paints and the minimum amount of solvents. This process is affectionately referred to as “Old Masters Technique”. It consists of several layers added upon one another in a precise technical manner and requires drying time of minimum 1 week per layer (often much longer, depending on the layer thickness). Oil paints are still the golden standard of color quality and I prefer them over acrylics despite higher costs and long drying times.
I like to paint in minimum of 4-7 layers to create the color depth and high quality detail. I also like to use broad impressionistic strokes in areas around the main subject to create a more free and abstract setting. This combination of detail and fluid surroundings makes for an atmospheric and lively painting.
I try to keep things interesting and emotional to avoid stiff or flat expressions. That is why I prefer to paint portraits using my own photographs which I pose and illuminate according to your mood preferences. For example, darker shadows can look quite beautiful in portraits and not looking into the camera can also create a more emotional scene:).
For landscapes we can use the images of your choice. My scenery paintings are very textured and spontaneous. I love to paint with pallet knives and my fingers! They generally require fewer layers but a lot more paint.
Please allow as much time as possible for the painting to be completed in time for your event. A minimum of 40 days is needed.* Ideally 3-6 months would be preferred as photo shoot scheduling and each painting layer takes time. This all needs fit into the busy lives of newlyweds and myself.
*There will be $100 rush surcharge on Portrait paintings that need to be done in less than 2 months (1.5 months for Landscapes).
Photo shoot will be held in San Diego area for free and you will receive ALL images from the shoot. Any additional travel time to a wedding venue location or a photo shoot will need to be compensated. If travel for a photo shoot is impractical we can discuss an option of using the services of a local photographer.
Live painting event travel within San Diego is FREE. Anything beyond this area will have to be compensated. For locations beyond CA, and Baja California please CONTACT for a quote.