Patricia Bennett


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Commissioned Wedding Painting

Wedding Day Allegory, painted by Patricia Bennett, 24x24"
The uncle of the bride and groom commissioned me to paint their wedding day from photos.

He told me who the important people were, and explained things, and from there I did a sketch, and then this painting.  There were over 1800 photos, so plenty of material.

The following scenes are in the painting, starting on the left of the painting, then going clockwise:

1. The Bridal Bouquet with ring
2. The signing of the Marriage Contract.
3. The groom with his parents
4. The bride and groom relaxing in a tree
5. The bride and her parents
6. The Horah
7. The cake
8. The First Dance
9. The marriage.

Although the ceremony took place at night, I set it in daytime as the view was beautiful.

This is the first time that I have painted a wedding day without being there.

This is a gift to the bride and groom from their uncle.  He is going to give it to them during Seder, April 4.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Four Seasons Denver and Denver Center for the Performing Arts Live Painting

Painted by Patricia Bennett at the Four Seasons Denver and the Denver Center for Performing Arts.

The painting at the end of the night, well, actually at 9am the next morning:

First Look: Wedding & Reception at the Four Seasons and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, painted by Patricia Bennett
Congratulations to the Bride and Groom!

I painted this gorgeous wedding and reception February 28 in Denver, Colorado.  Their wedding ceremony was at the Four Seasons Denver in the Grand Ballroom and their reception was at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in the Seawell Ballroom.

The cake, designed by Janusz Zrodlowski of Elegant Bakery to reflect the bride's dresswas extraordinary.  It was topped with a foot of spun sugar, which looked like glass.  The flower arrangements and decor were also extraordinary, created by Design Works, led by David Squires and Michael Roffino.  The band, flown in from New York, also fantastic.  The Event Coordinators for both the Four Seasons, Katie Kelly, and the Denver Center for the Performing arts were extremely helpful.  And of course Lisa Cook and Leslie Hines from Event with Flair coordinated everything and made it work flawlessly.

Getting to Denver from Baltimore: I flew Southwest, the airplane had a broken part, which needed to be flown in from Texas, so me and the other 200 or so passengers waited four hours at BWI.  (I used this time to plan out the painting and discuss my composition ideas with other passengers.)  Getting back to Baltimore from Denver: All flights to Baltimore were cancelled due to an ice storm.  This was relayed to me and the other 200 or so passengers 20 minutes before boarding, furthermore, no return flights available for two days.  So I flew to North Carolina, where I stayed with family, then returned to Baltimore a day later.
Design Works: 3869 Steele St # D, Denver, CO/ Telephone:720.941.7440/ web:

Elegant Bakery: 3278 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Unit 3 • Lakewood, CO 80227 • Phone 303.322.7708 web:

Event with Flair: web: