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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.

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