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Watercolor Portrait Party Favors! Kentucky Derby Edition

My summer has been packed to the gills with events and wedding season is most definitely here! Blogging time is in short supply, so now I'm having to play catch-up. Better late than never, right?

This May I got to do some event painting for the cutest Kentucky Derby party ever to grace Atlanta, I mean it really had everything. Hats, delightfully preppy yet a bit over-the-top fashion, adorably gracious hosts and lots of booze- and me! Haha! What is a swanky party without a live artist to paint everyone's portraits in watercolor, in under 10 minutes no less???

Here are some highlights! I love my job, you can really see how much fun the portraits were- everyone crowded my table to watch me painting, or to be painted, or to talk about finished paintings. It was generally a great feeling to know I added to the fun atmosphere and gave people a special party favor to take home. All photos courtesy of Alix Cloud Photography.

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The fabulous hosts!

The fabulous hosts!

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Such a fun day!

 

 

3 Responses to "Watercolor Portrait Party Favors! Kentucky Derby Edition"

  • Keith
    August 5, 2015 - 9:22 pm Reply

    Saw your Reddit/Imgur posting on this. I LOVE that you can capture them so well without elaborate detail. And the fact that they’re flattering instead of embarrassing is wonderful. (I am not a big fan of caricatures.)

    Good on you for finding a niche for yourself.

  • Mary Heinemann
    October 17, 2015 - 4:20 pm Reply

    Your paintings are excellent!! Hard to believe that you can capture a person’s beauty in such a short time!!

    • Maggie
      October 17, 2015 - 5:21 pm Reply

      Thank you so much!

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