Live Event Paintings

I paint oil paintings, live, at wedding receptions and events, anywhere in the world. Click my profile to find my email, or call (206) 382-7413.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Weddings in Woodinville, January 27, 2013

Well, this is the first time I’ve painted for several hours in a wine cellar, with the doors open, in January. The air was chilly, but the smiles were warm. The 2013 Weddings in Woodinville continues the tradition of bussing brides from one winery to another, for one luxurious day of food, drink, and elegant design offerings. The participating wineries were Columbia, where I painted last year, DeLille Cellars, Matthews Estate, Novelty Hill•Januik Winery, Willows Lodge, Woodhouse Wine Estates, and JM Cellars— where I painted this year.
Each winery is decorated by a different designer for the day, each with a separate caterer and array of specialty vendors. The offerings at JM Cellars were curated by event planner Melody Davis, of MG Davis Events, to whom I am most grateful for my inclusion. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Twelve Baskets Open House

This is the second year I’ve participated in Twelve Baskets Catering’s annual open house tasting. The venue was the marvelous event space 415 Westlake, with its marvelous, glowing wood plank ceiling. 
As I do this year after year, Twelve Baskets will have a growing collection of my paintings at their showroom in Kirkland. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Korum Ford 50th Anniversary

As much as I love painting live at weddings, it’s nice to throw in something different now and then.
Jerry Korum founded his Ford dealership in Puyallup, Washington, in 1963. After fifty years, he has no intention of quitting the business. His children threw him a (surprise!) party to commemorate the milestone. Among the guests were the mayor and the general in charge of nearby Joint Base Lewis-McChord, both praising the founder for his contributions to the community.
The bright car pictured at right, from the owner’s collection, is 1963 Thunderbird, the same body style that Thelma and Louise famously drove over a cliff. But his pride and joy is the ’57 Bird in the background at left, with the dainty opera window in the removable hardtop.
The owner and his wife greet guests in the foreground, and figures recognizable to them are scattered through the painting, both family and friends. Their youngest granddaughter dances on a riser just behind the roses.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Wedding and Event Painting Prices, 2013

My prices remain unchanged for 2013.
Travel costs usually include just air fare and lodging for two nights, although larger paintings may take more preparation time at the destination.

Inches  Centimeters  US Dollars
24 x 30  61 x 76  $2500
24 x 36  61 x 91  $2800
24 x 40  61 x 102  $3250
30 x 40   76 x 102  $4000
36 x 48  91 x 122  $5000
48 x 60  122 x 152  $6000
48 x 72  122 x 183  $7500
48 x 80  122 x 203  $9000