Thursday, February 5, 2009

Point Loma Wedding in San Diego

Last weekend I traveled down to San Diego to Point Loma at the Cabrillo National Monument to paint a wedding ceremony taking place on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

This was the spot as it looked when I arrived an hour and a half before the start of the ceremony. Literally-- a cliff overlooking the ocean, 400 feet below.

Here is the historic lighthouse, which the groom asked me to render with a glow coming from the light, representing their love for one another.

A crowd of several dozen gathered around to witness the exchange of vows.

It was a lovely ceremony in its casual simplicity, decorated with sunflowers-- my favorite!

The reception was held at a private residence, where I finished the painting. With the paint still wet and the flash of my camera, I wasn't able to capture the painting without a glare, but you can get the idea. The bride and groom were very happy with it, which made me very happy!