Sunday, 18 October 2015

Painting a wedding by Julie Riker

16x20 oil on canvas

Yesterday I painted live during a wedding ceremony along the Yellow Breeches at Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs, PA.  It was a commission request from the bride and groom who wanted a plein air painter to capture the setting of their special day.

This is the second time I have painted as part of a wedding.  I feel I am a bit more comfortable with it but there are certainly challenges with each situation.  The biggest challenge is time.  I arrived 2 hours early to set up and paint the entire background.  I only had about 30 minutes to quickly paint in the figures and a suggestion of a guest audience.   Here is the painting just before the figures arrived...



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5 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

What a wonderful idea, Julie!
It is so so SPECIAL...WELL DONE.

pwenger said...

For the life of me - I couldn't figure out how you pulled this off! Thanks for showing a bit of your process.

Julie Riker said...

Thanks ladies! I am pleased that it was so successful.

Tatiana Myers said...

What a beautiful painting and what a great idea to start before all the important people has arrived! Lovely job, Julie!

Julie Riker said...

Thanks Tatiana!