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Live Wedding Painting at Villa Balbianello in Italy

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Landing on the docks at Villa Balbianello was like stepping into a fairytale.  This 18th century Italian villa built on a promontory on Lake Como with its carefully cured garden is the ideal luxury destination wedding venue.

I was there to captrue a young American couple’s afternoon ceremony and I couldn’t have been happier to paint here.  Gemma and her team from My Lake Como Wedding made sure all the details where in place: florals, aperitifs, table settings and caterers ensuring the couple’s day was truly unforgettable.

They chose the Loggia for their ceremony with its ivy covered arches and breathtaking view of the lake.  I arrived about 3 hours before to set up, sketch the scene and paint the afternoon glow and would continue through the evening.  One of the things that I enjoyed about painting in such a festive moment was being able to talk with the guests and family members, answering questions about the painting and chit chatting about Italy. Most of the painting was done that evening and the final touches were painted in the studio in the following weeks.  Looking forward to my next Lake Como wedding!

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Mini Botanical Flower Paintings

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I saw a beautiful book the other day at a dear friends atelier and asked to borrow it.  I guess I was in a romantic spring mood, looking for blooming inspiration.

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I was struck by these 18th century botanical drawings.  I know it could be so much more interesting to paint from life but painting from photo or illustration poses its challenges as well.  I like how there is  an absence of space or depth of field.  It seems as though time has been suspended.  The images are crisp, clean and classical  I find that reassuring somehow.

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Once I had painted these 9 x 11 in. oil paintings on canvas frame, which I consider to be studies, I thought it would be fun to paint their miniature version.  So that’s exactly what I did.  Once they had dried, I added faux gold leaf embellishment to the sides and sealed it with lacquer prepared in my studio.

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I think they make exquisitely romantic bridesmaids favors or wedding favors for the aesthetically minded bride.  However can also adorn a little corner of your world like a nightstand or a bookshelf.  Click here to view my Mini Botanicals in my shop.

 

Here is a little time lapse video. Click on the Settings wheel on the screen to view at the highest resolution.

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