Patricia Bennett


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Woodholme Wedding in the Baltimore Sun, with Patricia Bennett

Patricia Bennett appears in the Baltimore Sun, as the painter for the Sider Wedding.
I was mentioned in Sunday's Baltimore Sun in the "Special Touch" section, regarding the Sider wedding at the Woodholme Country club and my photo is included.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Woodholme Country Club Live Event Painting complete!

Wedding and Ceremony at the Woodholme Country Club, Patricia Bennett
This painting is done, best wishes to the couple.  The couple is in the foreground, and the bridal party is on the left.

This painting is a live event painting, studio painting hybrid.

The studio portion took two or three weeks to complete, while the live portion took one day.  I was present at their Ceremony, but couldn't paint it live due to unexpected space issues.  However, I took many photographs, and used them as reference.  I added: the bridesmaids, the bride's brother, the ceremony, the bridal party, and the bride and groom, and the event planner who was definitely a big part of the event.  The bride's cute dog was added to the painting as well, even though he/she wasn't present.

Currently I am making greeting cards for the bride's mother.  These are an extra that I like to do.  I love high quality images of paintings on greeting cards.  And I will also make 8x10 prints and frame them.  Just need some more light cyan ink...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Live Event Painting at a photoshoot for Style Magazine at the Belvedere

Produced by Fashion Editor, Suzin Boddiford. Photographed by Nemo Niemann. 

Live Event Painting of Style Magazine "Superstition" photoshoot, 24x36, Patricia Bennett
For the first time Style Magazine merged fine art with fashion for the latest fashion editorial to be featured in the December2013 issue. The theme was "Superstitions" and I was asked to paint one of the shots being produced on the set at the historic Belvedere in downtown Baltimore. 

In the final painting, notice the photographer in the foreground and in the background is a vignette with the model having her hair and makeup touched up. 

Produced by Fashion Editor, Suzin Boddiford. Photographed by Nemo Niemann.

Belvedere Hotel, photoshoot for Style Magazine, Suzin Boddiford posing the model, Nemo Niemann photographer  
This was really fun, I was invited to do a painting on the 13th floor of the Belvedere Hotel of a "superstition"-themed photoshoot.

I ended up painting on the 12th floor.  There was a handler for a small black cat, who is on the right of the canvas.  The painting will be in Style Magazine, in the picture frame near the model.  It's cool.

The Belvedere is absolutely stunning.  I've never seen anything like it.
Patricia holding Valentinos at the Style Mag photoshoot, 13th floor of the Belvedere, photo by Suzin Boddiford

Monday, September 2, 2013

Painting a Wedding and Reception at the Columbia Country Club, Chevy Chase, MD

Painting a Wedding and Reception at the Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, Maryland

Wedding and Reception at the Columbia Country Club, ©Patricia Bennett 2013

Portrait of the Bride and Groom, by Patricia Bennett

Patricia Bennett and the Bride at midnight in front of the Wedding painting at the Columbia Country Club, Chevy Chase, MD

Wedding painting at the Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, MD

I was the Live Event Painter at a lovely wedding at the Columbia Country Club September 1, 2013.  I painted the ceremony live, and painted the Reception until after midnight.  

The events of the day are combined into one 24 by 36" painting.  The Studio portion that I will do this week is a close-up portrait of the Bride and Groom slightly left of center, for which I took reference photographs after their ceremony.  

Sunday September 1, 2013, I arrived at the Columbia Country Club at 1:30pm.  On the Event Planner's schedule (Sara Muchnick of Engaging Affairs), I was due to arrive at 2:30pm, but I wanted to get the lay of the land.

The Events Manager at the Columbia Country Club, Laura Gaige, and Erik, and other staff of the Columbia Country Club were very helpful.  One staff member opened the doors for me as I brought in my duffle bag, table, easel and canvas.    

The Chuppah was specially made by an artist, and depicted several historic scenes of Jerusalem.  It was set up already with the backdrop of drawn muslin curtains.  I started the painting at 2 pm, and the Country Club was in full wedding swing: laying out the chairs, prepping food.  Twenty or thirty lovely purple flower arrangements were already lined up on a long table.  

I requested that I be allowed to open the curtains to paint the greenery outside, and Sara Muchnick okayed it.  

Two stunning enormous purple flower arrangements were placed on either side of the Chuppah, then a large cloth for the center aisle was unfurled.  The lighting crew arrived, and the string quartet, and the band members.  The table was laid out for the Rabbi.  Periodically, Erik and Laura Gaige and Sara Muchnick inspected the room.  I was asked to move to the other side of the aisle to avoid guests running into my easel, which I complied with.  

The Ceremony:

The Ceremony was long enough for me to get several bridesmaids and groomsmen in the painting as well as the Rabbi and Bride and Groom and a small child.
As soon as the Ceremony ended, I moved to my second location, facing the stage.  And the entire room was rearranged very efficiently by the staff.

The Reception:
Very lovely!  I painted all night, guests ate their meals, danced.