What Live Painting feel like to me…
Ready, in the midst of anticipation of the big event, my mind goes to a quiet place where my eyes are on hypersensitive mode. I see colors, shades, tones, hues, movement, and sense the feeling of the event. Before a big event, there is always an anticipation that you can taste in the air. Everyone gathering for a common love creates a momentum that I strive to capture through paint.
I have all of my main colors prepped on my palette and begin to look for “pop” colors of the event. Is there a deep blue that plays its way through a few men’s suits, the shadows of the trees in the background, and the groom’s bowtie? Is candy apple red the color of this wedding? Seen in a few roses and high heels? These colors help create the movement of the event throughout my painting. It brings your eye into the canvas and then plays with the direction of where you look next. It’s a big sign of a good painting that holds your attention and it is one of my many goals I have for every live painting.
The hustle and bustle around me don’t phase me at all. If anything, it energizes the painting and infuses it with the energy in the air. My brush strokes are quick and thought out, quickly capturing the essence of the movement and the crowd. Key moments require me to snap a few photos to work from as reference later on throughout the event but everything else is captured in the moment. Everyone loves watching where I’ll put paint on next and which area I’ll add detail to. During the reception, people check in periodically and strike up conversations with me and those around them about the painting and the special day. People are really touched to see art performed live! So often, artists hide behind closed doors in their studios. Being able to see art unfold before their eyes is very memorable and they’ll be talking about it for years to come.
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