Austin Public Library - Austin, Texas

Live Wedding Painter

 

This was a first to paint on a balcony behind glass walls, where everyone can see you but you can’t hear them! I kept looking down to see people frantically waving at me, while “painter focus mode” tried to keep me on task. I’m sure they saw me dancing to the music up there – this band was amazing!!

These vendors know how to make a beautiful wedding happen - @brockandcoevents @jennydemarcoweddings @donnabrunsmakeup @steelcitypopsatx @davidkuriodesigns @jimmymcneal @azizzband @austinpubliclibrary @thecakeplate

Thank you to the most elegant, Mr. and Mrs. Maloney!! Your dance classes paid off, you two owned that sparkly dance floor. 

From Texas to South Carolina

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 William Aiken House

William Aiken House

 Camp Lucy

Camp Lucy

Last weekend, I painted in Charleston, South Carolina at the William Aiken House. The week before, I painted at a wedding in Dripping Springs, Texas at Camp Lucy. I'll admit, sometimes traveling wears me out, quite a bit. But, it is always worth it to see the look on the bride's face when she sees the painting. There's such value in having a painting of your wedding day, and I'm always reminded of why I do what I do when I get to meet the people who take them home. Here's to wonderful clients!! xo, Jennie

Pride and Prejudice meets Vogue Magazine

On Friday, I had the privilege of painting a "styled shoot" in the gorgeous studio of Prema – Style + Flowers. She is truly a master of details and creator of elegance. With just a few pears and blackberries, not to mention some flowers too, Frances created a gorgeous table set. It was so fun to paint something that does not move, for a change! This painting is a 24x30, titled "Gather" and it is available in the shop... email me for more information.  Check out these other talented vendors: Banks and Leaf, & Rachel Gomez Photography

Words from a Bride!

We just got back late last night and this is the best email to come back to! Thank you for the sweet words, it's always nice to hear how someone else sees things! We LOVE the painting!!!! It seriously is so beautiful and better then anything I could have pictured! You did a great job and Doug and I were saying on the Honeymoon we are so glad we chose you and have something to keep and look back on for many years to come! I cant wait to go pick it up...

Thank you for taking the time to come and I hope you had easy travels!! I would recommend you to anyone!

Jennifer (Houston, TX)
 Ashton Gardens West - Houston, Texas

Ashton Gardens West - Houston, Texas

Two Texas Weddings in Colorado

It is always a pleasure working with Texans in Colorado! I think the warmth and comfort of familiar people makes me paint better. Friday night I had the honor of painting for, not one but two, family friends in Beaver Creek at Beano's Cabin, for the Rehearsal dinner. It brought me to tears to hear the speeches about these two lovely people!

Saturday morning, I woke up and drove to Basalt to paint another wedding at the Roaring Fork Golf Club as a surprise from the groom to his bride... low and behold, I personally knew the bride and did not even know until I arrived! Such a special weekend, and the mountains held off the snow until Sunday... perfect timing! Safe travels, Texans! xo, Jennie

Wash Park Live Painting

My wonderful friend, Jessie, woke me up at 7am one morning to do a fun shoot in one of my favorite parks, Washington Park, in Denver. As the sun rose on the lake and the geese swam circles around their little babies, it was the perfect morning to paint a simple impressionistic rendering of iconic lake. Live paintings are really just connecting the world around me, with the canvas in front of me. Painting constantly teaches me to pay attention to the ordinary – there is magic right before our eyes, it just takes awareness to see the extraordinary. Notice the soft transition of colors during a sunrise or sunset, the sweet intricacy of flower petals, the way light dances through water... look for it.

See Jessie's website here: http://jessienicholephotography.com/

Classic Oaks Style

Live Wedding Painting Classic Oaks
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Madison walked down the staircase with her dad and the room fell silent. There was such an elegance about her. Even if no one was watching, Madison and Preston's love for one another would be no different. I felt like it was only fitting to put the two of them dancing alone, with no distractions, only the magic of the moment. Thanks for having me!! 

Venue: Classic Oaks Ranch, Mansfield, Texas

Planner: Lucia Foster (@luciabitnar)

St. Regis is the patron saint of weddings?

I learned to ski in Park City, Utah and had not been back since I was nine years old! The place is absolutely beautiful. I was so honored to do a "live wedding painting" for Cameron and her groom, Mike. Cameron, like myself, is a born and bred Texan and I always love encountering Texans at weddings! The atmosphere was light and filled with joy. As I painted, I wanted to incorporate the soft feeling the colors of the wedding evoked and simplify the beautiful unity of these two. Loved working with wonderful vendors: Michelle Leo Events, St. Regis Deer Valley, Urban Chateau Floral, and Jacque Lynn Photography.