Last Saturday I had the pleasure of painting a wedding reception at a beautiful, exclusive spot; The East Lake Clubhouse; in Yorba Linda, California.
The entire back wall had floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the water.
This cake topper delighted the guests, knowing the couple waited years to get married, and were big fans of opposing hockey teams!
The tight quarters of the room required that I paint from a spot in the foyer. Here is my view under the staircase immediately outside the reception hall. Good thing it had windows!
This is what the view looked like when I arrived at 4pm to begin painting. The challenge of painting an outdoor background is the changing light. My assignment was to capture the bride and groom during their first dance.
Would they arrive soon? The sun was going down fast!
And the Christmas lights were coming on, casting a colorful reflection on the water.
"At last"! No, seriously-- that's a song!
The final outcome contained the many changing elements of the day. The bride was thrilled with the painting, and that I also captured the humorous cake topper, ever-so-subtly painting the message, "Go Ducks" into the tablecloth for the bride's team.
I love my job as a live event wedding painter! It is such a happy way for me to be an artist!