"I wanted to reach out and let you know how much Ben and I love our painting! It is better than we could have ever imagined. Ben even told me the day after our wedding that he wasn’t that into the idea of a live painting, but knew I wanted one so he just went along with it. He said he could not have been more wrong and loved seeing it come to life and is so glad we will have this amazing memory to keep forever!” -Adelaide
I am so fortunate to always have the best photographers taking my picture at weddings! Caroline Jurgensen Photography is one of my favorites - I might be biased because we went to Baylor together!! Just another wonderful perk of the job as a live wedding painter.
I’m so humbled and incredibly thankful for all of you who support my work! I truly wish I could take each of you to coffee, look you in the eyes, and tell you how much it means to me when you purchase a painting, or hire me to paint your wedding, or even just like a post. What a dream these last 5 years as an artist has been for me, and I’m not slowing down yet! Offering a “live painting” workshop in October and hoping to do more 1 on 1 teaching:) Here’s to you, and many years to come! Share my website and Instragram with some friends, and help me keep growing!
xo, Jennie Lou
Despite the unpredictable Colorado rain storms, this wedding at the Manor House in Littleton, Colorado was absolutely beautiful! Ali and James inquired a week or so ago, and thankfully, I live 15 minutes from this venue... so glad it worked out that I could paint for them on Memorial Day weekend! Enjoy your honeymoon, you two love birds!!
For the last 5 years, I have made a living by traveling the country to paint live at weddings; celebrating and honoring the eternal aspect of marriage through the beauty of a live art performance.
More often than not, I continually struggle with a humbling sense of unworthiness to do what I love every day, while many talented artists feel trapped in a job they hate. I keep reminding myself “I am because He is” and this is what He has given me to do with this time. But at the end of my life, I want to know that I spent my life helping and encouraging others to believe in who they are – something in me keeps motivating me to share what I have been given. I know I need to help other talented artists find opportunities to experience the joy of live painting.
In this American culture, built on performance, materialism and an intensely competitive spirit, I want to foster a place for artists to grow in their identity and be seen for their god-given talents. That is why I am working on developing a curriculum for artists who want to try doing live painting, but just do not know where to start, or how to get their first wedding/event.
There are thousands of photographers and videographers and other creatives doing what they love – why not encourage painters to step into the light and reveal their gifts to the world. After all, we are created in God’s image and our gifts and talents are not meant to be hoarded for ourselves or locked behind closed doors – they are meant to be shared and celebrated in the light.
“We are because He is.”
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
- Marianne Williamson
Don’t miss the workshop I am doing October 5-6 in Denver, Colorado!
Come eat and drink and paint with me:)
For the last 5 years, I have experienced the highs and lows of a creative business entrepreneur. There is a raw reality as an artist begins climbing the mountain of doubt and insecurities facing most creative entrepreneurs. An often defeating tension arises when an artist attempts to maintain creative energy while pursuing the foundation of business. Over the years, I have noticed a growing number of talented artists who hope to start their own businesses, but just do not know where to start. I want you to know you are not alone, I have been there, and not too long ago – I want to use this weekend to offer what bit of wisdom 5 years of experience has given me.
For now, shoot me an email with your contact information and I will send you more information as the details arise! firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, mark the date in your calendar - Oct. 5-6 in Denver, Colorado
Jennifer and Austin got married on the SAME day as Ashton and I last July... AND she goes by “Jenny”! She uses a million emojis and exclamation points (🥰🤩🤗), and makes me feel like I’m wayyy more important than I actually am! It was a joy and a pleasure to do this sweet painting for you both, Jenny and Austin!
I’m so honored:) Cannot wait to meet you one day!
WHAT A DREAM!!! I had so much fun live painting at the opening of Anthropologie’s BHLDN store at the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver, Colorado. I looked around and I could have purchased every single thing in the store! What a dream to work with my favorite clothing line. I hope to do more with Anthropologie in the future:) Thanks to all my friends who came to visit me at the opening!