An intimate wedding at the Northwoods Resort in Big Bear, CA gave me the pleasure of driving up on a very beautiful day, with crystal blue skies and even patches of snow! The room had a nice "rustic elegance" and the wedding theme & decor tied-in perfectly with the forest setting. That's the bride's father playing the piano in the foreground, and her mother to the left of him with the video camera. I also painted a wedding "runner" (but round), which the couple stood on while exchangeing vows under the arch. More details on this wedding in the next blog...
A trip to San Antonio, Texas gave me the honor and joy of painting a wedding reception held in the historic Coates Chapel, built in the 1870's, with the most beautiful stained glass windows. It is part of the campus of the Southwest School of Art and Craft in the old, downtown section of the city.
Leonesse Cellars, a winery in Temecula, California, was the unique, festive setting for this wedding reception painting. I loved how the wedding cake was showcased on a wine barrel!
The Bell Tower in Rancho Santa Margarita was the setting for this beautiful outdoor wedding. You'd never know it was raining, and the ceremony was held under a tent. That's the beauty of a painting-- you can leave out the stuff you don't want!
Here are the photos that her photographer (Hazelnut Photography) took during the reception while I was finishing the painting:
For information on any of the venues:
Northwoods Resort, Big Bear, CA:
Leonesse Cellars, Temecula, CA:
Visit the bride's blog for info on the location at the Bell Tower in Rancho Santa Margarita:
She blogged about me, too! Just go to:
Type in my name, and you can find all the blog postings. I really appreciate the cross-promotion that blogging offers.
For information on Hazelnut Photography: