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Wedding Painting for Your Next Anniversary

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Are you looking for an original idea for your next anniversary gift?

An anniversary painting can really be about anything you loved about your special day. Perhaps it’s the location that you fell in love with,  the sunset as you were strolling down a country road or perhaps a silhouette of the both of you in the landscape.

Whatever your idea, I’d love to hear all about it and create a personal keepsake painting for you.

How a painting commission works?

  • We email regarding what to paint. If you’d like we can also meet on Skype if you prefer.
  • Once we’ve decided on what to paint, I will email you a sketch just so you can have an idea of what your painting will look like.
  • After you’ve approved the sketch, you can make a 50% payment via Paypal.
  • Normally it takes about 3 weeks to complete an oil painting due to drying times between layers of paint.
  • Once I’ve finished your painting, I’ll send you images of it for your approval.
  • Your painting will dry and once it’s ready I’ll ship it to you and send you a shipping notice with tracking number.

 

As a professional artist I use only the finest Italian & English oil paints and supports in order to guarantee that your artwork will last for generations.  I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity and simple guidelines to care for your painting.

My studio is in Umbria, Italy and I ship all my paintings using International Priority Registered Mail which includes a tracking number. Shipping time is 7-18 days depending upon location.

If your painting is urgent I can also ship it express so it will arrive in 4-5 days.

If you have any questions, you can leave a comment below or send me an email here: info@caridadbarragan.com

You can also visit my shop here: Barragan Paintings su Etsy.com  and view view my feedback here: Barragan Paintings Feedback

Thank you!

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Painting in the Studio this Morning

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One of the things that I like about Autumn and the changes of the season are the shorter days and low laying light.  Sure, this means I have less time to paint using this light but it also means that I can intensify the time I spend painting.  So I bundle up and open my studio windows to get lots of fresh air since I’m using oil paints.

This morning I’m working on a wedding commission for a client in the US.  I’ll be able to show it to you later as it’s a surprise for their spouse.

Have you got any questions about painting commissions or my event painting services here in Italy? Go ahead and leave a comment below, I’ll get back to you soon.

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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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Live Painting at Tenuta Vitalonga Winery near Orvieto

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June 2nd is the Festa della Repubblica in Italy, a national holiday to celebrate the birth of the repubblic.  I was invited to do a Live Painting by Brumalia, an Umbrian cultural association that is specialized in experiential tourism & events such as traditional Umbrian cooking classes, winery tours and so much more.

Tenuta Vitalonga is a winery owned by the Maravalle family located in Ficulle just north of Orvieto in Umbria.  It’s a boutique winery set in a natural landscape of extraordinary beauty, where the western border of Umbria meets Tuscany.

That afternoon they put together a sweet lunch paired with their exquisite wines.  I painted their dessert event and jazz entertainment which included a tasting of their dessert wines.  It was an easy going commemorative event with friends and family enjoying a lovely day in an Italian countryside location. I captured the happiness and mood of the day!

Schermata 2016-07-05 a 10.15.00

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5 Advantages of Hiring a Live Wedding Painter

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I bet the majority of you ‘couples to be’ have never heard of what a Live Wedding Painter for Luxury Weddings is or does.  You’re not alone.

Live Wedding Painting has been on the rise in the United States for the past 8 years as the New York Times has said.  However it is a relatively unknown profession in Europe & the UK.  Let’s keep it simple: a Live Wedding Painter is a professional painter that you hire to paint your wedding celebration or reception as it takes place, right before your eyes.

So what are some advantages to hiring a Live Wedding Painter for your wedding?

  1. A Live Wedding Painter can paint a scene or scenes from your wedding in such a way as to capture the feeling of your special day. Whether it’s the first dance, the cutting of the cake or the wedding ceremony itself.  Once finished, your painting becomes a fine memory of your wedding day and takes you back to the happiest moment of your celebration.  There can be literally thousands of photographs of you taken by friends and family but there will be just one live wedding painting.
  2. A Live Wedding Painter adds an original touch of elegance to your wedding entertainment.  Many people have never had the opportunity to observe a painting take place.  It is something truly magical to see it unfold before their eyes.  A Live Wedding Painter arrives at the venue at least 3 hours before the guests in order to start sketching the venue.  So by the time guests arrive they can already see the painting start to take shape.
  3. Your Live Wedding Painting will be a keepsake for generations simply because it’s painted with high quality archival materials which mean: professional quality acrylics or oil paints on canvas.  I’ll get into the difference between acrylics and oils in another article.
  4. Upon talking with your Live Wedding Painter you can have the freedom to compose and edit in or out guests that you may or may not want in your final painting. For example, you may want the cake table in the same room as the main dance floor or perhaps centrally located.  You and your Live Wedding Painter work closely to choose the best possible composition and scene(s) to paint.
  5. A Live Wedding Painter always paints people looking happy and with a slight brushstroke they can seem younger or even slimmer if necessary.

Live Wedding Paintings are all about elegantly capturing your dreams, your day on canvas while entertaining your guests and creating a one of a kind keepsake memory of your special day.

Raise your hand if you’re going to hire a Live Wedding Painter for your wedding in 2016 and leave your comment below.

Thank you.

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