On January 31st, I loaded up my easel and gear and headed to one of the most beautiful locations in Georgia and my personal favorite wedding venue, Barnsley Gardens Resort. I was hired to paint two watercolors, both the ceremony and the reception. Doing this is insanely difficult and requires a lot of running around, but it's also a huge adrenaline rush. Plus, this was my bride and groom:
PS all these photos are by the amazing Cindy Harter of Cindy Harter Photography , who besides being insanely talented and very well known in Atlanta is also my mom!! Love you, mama!
As soon as I arrived, I set up in the chapel and got to work. the chapel was a short 3 min drive from the reception area, so I knew as soon as the ceremony was over, I was going to need to pack up everything quickly and hustle to the next location to start the reception painting. Timing is everything!
Here's the ceremony scene I was painting, full of gorgeous wood paneling and of course, the lovely bride and groom:
And here's what I had finished, by the time the ceremony was over:
I wasn't done! Yikes! But I had no time to worry about, I packed up anyway while the guests were dispersing, and headed to the reception area, the stunning ruins of Barnsley. Look at them, in all their glory!
I set-up in the big tent off the side of the ruins, and finished the ceremony painting asap! Then I started on the reception while guest filed in, drank cocktails and got dinner. Finally, the first dance was happening, and I was painting it all!
This was the view that I had, behind the bride and groom dancing.
I painted through dinner, I painted through dancing, and finally, I turned around both finished watercolors and got possibly my BEST reaction ever from my bride!
Yay! I love happy clients!! Here is the best professional image I have of the reception painting~
And here is the crappy phone pic I managed to snap of both paintings. I wish I had a better photo of these, I was really proud of them:
Another success! I love my job!