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Monday, April 28, 2014

Wedding Reception at the Four Seasons Hotel, Baltimore April 26, 2014

Congratulations to the Bride and Groom!  

Wedding Reception April 26, 2014 at the Four Seasons, Baltimore, painted by Patricia Bennett

sketch for painting of Wedding Reception April 26, 2014 at the Four Seasons, by Patricia Bennett

sketch for painting of Wedding Reception April 26, 2014 at the Four Seasons, by Patricia Bennett

The flowers were done by Victoria Claussen, owner of Romance of Flowers.  They were lovely peonies and roses and white hydrangeas.  She also hung glass balls with candles in them from the chandeliers, and there were little white flowers on the strings.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Painted Wedding Reception at the Governor Calvert House, Annapolis

Wedding Reception at the Governor Calvert House, painted live by Patricia Bennett

Congratulations to the Bride and Groom.

The reception took place in the Atrium and the Ballroom.  The Atrium is two multi-storied brick walls topped with a roof, at the entrance is a black and white photograph of the Capital.  The back end opens to a lovely outdoor area where there was a bar set up for cocktails.

I arrived at 1:30 pm.  I began painting in the Atrium and focused on the image of the state capital, and the globe string lights.  I wanted it to look like it was outside.

The cake arrived around 4pm and I painted that in.  Around 6pm guests arrived.  I moved my easel into the ballroom and painted the tables, in preparation for dinner at 7pm.  The first dance was before dinner in the Atrium.  With the help of staff, I moved my easel, drop cloth, paints, painting, etc... just in time to paint it.  Then, after people were seated, I returned to the Ballroom to paint the dinner.  It is unusual that I move three times in one night, but it worked.