Live paintings require me to set up about 1.5 hours before guests arrive. A painting can take anywhere between 4-6 hours to finish onsite, depending upon it’s size. No matter how long your event is, however, I will make sure the artwork is completed and perfect before you receive it, even if that means an overnight trip to my studio. Every now and then I run across an evening so complex and crazy that it needs more time, or an unexpected time crunch.
All of my materials are archival and museum quality, so that your painting is heirloom quality. My acrylic paintings are created on stretched cotton canvas with Golden artist acrylic paint and liquitex varnish.
The acrylic paintings are finished on a canvas that you could potentially hang on your wall, the minute you get home. It’s up to you how/if you want to frame them. The painting does NOT need glass, the only recommendation I have is to hang your canvas out of direct sunlight. Sunlight could slowly fade the intensity of the paint colors (over the course of decades).
I bring all my own gear, including my easel, a light to see by, and a water jar. All I need is a place to get water (which is never a problem) and an electrical outlet close by, in case I need to plug in my light.
Of course! If the drive is over an hour from my home-base of Atlanta, Ga, I only ask that my gas costs be covered by the client. If the venue is more than three hours away by car, the client must provide a plane ticket, and a hotel room for the night of the event. Travel is not included in the package price and my location is Atlanta, Ga.
Absolutely. I’ll set up and start painting before the ceremony starts, work during the ceremony on your precious faces, then finish the painting during dinner, so people can watch the creation in real time.