Frequently Asked Questions
Drawings generally take 2-3 hours, watercolors take 3-4 hours, and acrylic paintings require me to set up before the event, so I can get in a full 5 hours to finish the work. No matter how long your event is, however, I will make sure the artwork is completed and perfect before you receive it, even if that means an overnight trip to my studio! However, I have never yet had to take a painting home for overnight work! I just leave it as an option, in case I ever run across an evening so complex and crazy that it needs more time.
All of my materials are archival and museum quality, so that your painting or drawing is heirloom quality. Drawings are created on cold-press archival cotton paper, with charcoal/ink and fixative, watercolors are created on cold-press archival cotton paper with winsor & newton watercolor paint, and acrylic paintings are created on stretched cotton canvas with golden artist acrylic paint and winsor & newton professional acrylic paint.
The acrylic paintings are finished on a canvas that you could potentially hang on your wall, the minute you get home. It's up to you how/if you want to frame them. The watercolors and the drawings will require framing, for the artwork's protection from damage and for proper display.
I bring all my own gear, including my easel, painting table, materials, a light to see by, and a water jar! All I need is a place to get water (which is never a problem) and an electrical outlet close by, in case I need to plug in my light.
Of course! If the drive is over an hour from my home-base of Atlanta, Ga, I only ask that my travel costs be covered by the client. If the venue is more than three hours away by car, the client must provide a plane ticket, and a hotel room for one night if I can't catch a red-eye after the event is over.
Sometimes. Longer ceremonies mean I have enough time to draw all the bridesmaids/groomsmen/officiant/bride/groom/ audience before everyone disperses for the cocktail hour. If your ceremony is short and sweet, you'll be much happier booking me for the reception instead!
If the ceremony is long (longer than 15 min) and the venues of the ceremony and the reception are less than a mile apart, then I can paint two watercolor paintings on your big night. This is a rare and difficult thing to do, so I have to discuss the venue and timing with each individual bride before I agree to this particular package. Sometimes there simply isn't enough time for me to start and finish the ceremony painting, travel to the reception, and start and finish the reception painting too. I want to make sure every event painting is perfect!
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I can create smaller artwork for private parties, intimate family weddings, or even just a holiday party at home. Contact me with your situation and I'll see what I can do for you.
Want me to paint your wedding? Email me to see my current packages available and get a quote for your event. My schedule generally fills up months in advance, so make sure to contact me asap to book your event. Thanks!