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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