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Monday, December 19, 2016

Evergreen Museum Carriage House Bat Mitzvah Live Painting, December 17, 2016

Congratulations to the family on a beautiful Bat Mitzvah celebration!

Evergreen Museum Bat Mitzvah Live Painting, 24x36", painted by Patricia Bennett



Evergreen Museum Bat Mitzvah Live Painting, end of night, 24x36", painted by Patricia Bennett

Evergreen Museum Bat Mitzvah Live Painting, when guests arrived, 24x36", painted by Patricia Bennett

Evergreen Museum Bat Mitzvah Live Painting canvas, 24x36", to be painted by Patricia Bennett
Thank you to the staff of the Evergreen Museum, especially to Judy Moskowitz for warning me in advance about how cold the stone floor would be!

Other Vendors were:
The Select Event Group (they set up the lanterns)
Wicked Willow Florals (beautiful floral trees)
Linwoods Restaurant and Catering

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Thirtieth Birthday Party Live Painting at Oakdene in Baltimore County, September 10, 2016

Thirtieth Birthday Party Live Painting at Oakdene in Baltimore County, September 10, 2016, painted by Patricia Bennett
I was really thrilled to paint this, honored to be hired.  If you look closely you can see a horse on the right.

A lovely dinner with Beck n Call servers, Beck n Call is owned by Tammie Monaco, who is in the painting on the right.  And the food and wine were provided by Wit and Wisdom, who are located at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, with their Sommelier present to explain the wines and spirits.

Linens provided by Dulaney Noble's Gala Cloths, and flowers organized by Stiles Colwill, owner of Halcyon Antiques.

Process: Before the event I visited the space to determine with the host where the best place for me to set up would be.  I needed to be out of the way of the dozen servers and wanted to center the focus on the star of the event.  Centering the mantle seemed like the best option.  I chose to leave out several feet of the room so that the view outside could be seen; Oakdene has a stunning view.

After the event I placed a missing important guest on the left of the host and added their dog, Pippa.



Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore Wedding and Reception Live Painting, June 4, 2016

Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore Wedding and Reception Live Painting, painted by Patricia Bennett
Congratulations to the Bride and Groom and to their families!

This was a stunning wedding and reception, organized by Stephanie Bradshaw, Rachel Avera, and team.  Vendors included Flowers and Fancies and many others.

The wedding is featured in world famous blog Style Me Pretty.

Wedding Painting at the Towson Sheraton, October 21, 2016

Wedding Painting at the Towson Sheraton, October 21, 2016, painted by Patricia Bennett
Congratulations to the Bride and Groom and to their families!

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Live Painting at the Lebanese Taverna Baltimore, September 23, 2016

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Live Painting at the Lebanese Taverna Baltimore, 24x36", painted by Patricia Bennett
Congratulations to the Bride and Groom and to their family and friends.

Beginning of Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Live Painting at the Lebanese Taverna, by Patricia Bennett

Just Before Guests Arrived, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Live Painting in progress at the Lebanese Taverna, by Patricia Bennett


Photo of the Lebanese Taverna dining area, Baltimore, Maryland, photo by Patricia Bennett

The beautiful Lamb Shanks dish brought to the artist by the Lebanese Taverna.

Thank you Lebanese Taverna!!

October 1, 2016 Wedding Painting at the Cattail Creek Country Club, Glenwood, Maryland

October 1, 2016 Wedding Painting at the Cattail Creek Country Club, painted by Patricia Bennett
Congratulations to the Bride and Groom and to their families!

Floral design by Victoria Clausen Florals,
Bachelor Boys Band
Tent by Loane Brothers

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Grand Lodge Live Wedding Painting October 15, 2016

Grand Lodge Live Wedding Painting October 15, 2016, painted by Patricia Bennett
Congratulations to the Bride and Groom and to their families!

The Grand Lodge is located in Cockeysville, Maryland.
Address: 304 International Circle, Cockeysville, MD 21030 
Tel: (410) 527-0600 
Email: office@glmd.org

Enoch Pratt Free Library Waverly Branch Annual BookFest September 17, 2016 Live Painting

Enoch Pratt Free Library Waverly Branch Annual BookFest September 17, 2016, painted by Patricia Bennett
Ann Giroux invited me to take part in this Annual Event at the Waverly Branch of the Enoch Pratt Public Library.  I set up my easel and painted for several hours.

Baltimore has a lot of personality, it was so much fun to meet people and talk to children about how anyone can paint.  Many people say that they cannot draw a straight line, well who can.  That's what rulers are for.  Art is for everyone.  

Hopefully the painting will eventually be on display at the Waverly Branch.




Park Savoy Wedding Reception Live Painting

Park Savoy Wedding Reception Painting, November 19, 2016, painted by Patricia Bennett
Congratulations to the Bride and Groom and to their families!

The Park Savoy is https://www.theparksavoy.com/ located in Florham Park, New Jersey.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Wedding Celebration in Pikesville, September 4, 2016

Congratulations to the Bride and Groom and to their families!!

Wedding Celebration in Pikesville, September 4, 2016

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Insignia Steakhouse Wedding Reception Painting in Smithtown, New York

Congratulations to the Bride and Groom and to their families!

Insignia Steakhouse Wedding Reception, August 5, 2016, painted by Patricia Bennett

Painting in progress at Insignia Steakhouse in Smithtown, New York

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Gallop to the Garden, Old Line Society at Ladew Topiary Gardens, Concert Live Painting July 17, 2016


Painted for the Old Line Society at Ladew Topiary Gardens "Groovin in the Grass" concert series July 17, 2016.  Painting to be auctioned September 16, 2016 to raise money for the Ladew Education Fund.


Ladew Topiary Gardens Concert 2016, 24x30", painted by Patricia Bennett for the Old Line Society

Patricia Bennett painting at Ladew Topiary Gardens Concert, photo by Jeremy Batoff

Process:
Unfamiliar with Ladew, but aware that Gallop to the Garden would involve guests walking from the polo fields to the Barn, I ran to the polo fields and back and determined, with the guidance of Emily Emerick, the Executive Director, that polo, the Barn, and the Sculpture Garden Tour would not work for a live painting: too much movement.  Therefore Ladew Staff set up a tent in the Bowl so I could paint the concert and the estimated 800 guests, due to start at 6pm.  The sun was beating down; without the tent it would have been impossible to paint: Ladew Staff went above and beyond to help me.

After starting the painting at 3, I drove to the adjacent Polo fields to watch part of the exciting Polo match with the Old Line Society.  There I took a few photos, which were later used to add polo players to the painting.  Then, back in the Bowl, I painted until the concert ended at 8pm.

I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the Old Line Society for raising the funds for the 2013 Artist in Residence Program at Cylburn Arboretum.  As Artist in Residence not only did I find inspiration in the nature and gardens at Cylburn, but I met the people, Karen Smith and Nancy Hill in particular, who make Cylburn what it is.  It was a wonderful life-changing year for me, and the Old Line Society's generosity and philanthropy made it possible.

Address of Ladew Topiary Gardens: 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD 21111
Website: ladewgardens.com




Lancaster, Pennsylvania Live Painting Birthday Party July 16, 2016

Happy Sixtieth Birthday to the couple!

I was hired by their two lovely daughters to paint this fun birthday party.  One of the most popular individuals in the painting was Buddy, the dog.



60th Birthday Party for Husband and Wife, 16x20", painted by Patricia Bennett

Live Paintings at Davis Cabins, Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire, July 2016

These were painted at Davis Cabins, which are located along the shore of Lake Sunapee in Newbury, New Hampshire.


Cabin 12, 12x12", painted by Patricia Bennett

The Raft, 12x12", painted by Patricia Bennett

Scrabble Game, 12x12", painted by Patricia Bennett

Main House, 12x12", painted by Patricia Bennett

Television appearance Live Painting, July 3, 2016, WBAL-TV with Janelle Diamond, Managing Editor of Baltimore Bride

Thank you to Janelle Diamond, Managing Editor of Baltimore Bride magazine for inviting me to be part of her segment on WBAL-television Sunday, July 3, 2016.  Lacee Griffith was news anchor.

Live Painting on WBAL-TV with Janelle Diamond and Lacee Griffith, painting by Patricia Bennett, 24x24"
 I arrived a couple of hours early to begin the painting.
Patricia Bennett painting before painting on live television WBAL-TV
 Then we moved the painting behind the table so it could be in the camera shot and I painted Lacee Griffith and Janelle Diamond in while the segment on Maryland Weddings was being filmed.  They were behind me, which made it extra-challenging!
Patricia Bennett painting just before live WBAL-TV segment with Janelle Diamond and Lacee Griffith, Photo by Janelle Diamond
The next segment was with Chef Ben Lefenfeld of La Cuchara Restaurant, and the producer decided to leave my painting on display.
WBAL-TV news anchors Kai Reed, Jennifer Franciotti, Lacee Griffith and La Cuchara chef Ben Lefenfeld on air in front of Patricia Bennett's Live Painting
Thank you to Janelle Diamond, Gayle Economos, Lisa Davis, the camera man, Jennifer Franciotti, and the assistant to Chef Ben Lefenfeld.  Also, thanks to Chef Ben Lefenfeld for the great omelette!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery First Dance Painting, painted June 5, 2016

Congratulations to the Bride and Groom and to their families.

The Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Virginia is a spectacular place.  It reminded me of the Biltmore Estate.  This may have been the first wedding here, there is limited space for dining, but guests had use of the home theater, extensive gardens, bar, bedrooms upstairs.

Thank you to my lovely friend Helen and her husband for letting me spend the night in their home.

First Dance Painting at Albemarle Estate Trump Winery, 24x24", painted by Patricia Bennett




Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Address: 355 Albemarle House Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22902



Thursday, June 16, 2016

2016 Paca Girlfriends Party at the William Paca House, Annapolis, Maryland

Thank you to the Paca Girlfriends who invited me back to paint their 8th Annual Party at the William Paca House and Garden to benefit Historic Annapolis.  

As I painted there was a silent auction.  This became quite exciting a few times.

24x24", 2016 Paca Girlfriends Party at the William Paca House, Annapolis, Maryland, painted by Patricia Bennett
William Paca House and Garden Address: 186 Prince George St, Annapolis, MD 21401 

Monday, May 30, 2016

Stokesay Castle Wedding Ceremony, May 29, 2016

Congratulations to the Bride and Groom!

(If you click on the image, it will get bigger and less blurry)

Stokesay Castle Wedding Ceremony, May 29, 2016, painted by Patricia Bennett


Thank you to the staff at Stokesay Castle, and especially to Wedding Director Emily Kurz.





Stokesay Castle: 141 Stokesay Castle Lane, Reading, Pa, 19606, phone 610.375.6100

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sparks Maryland Wedding Reception, May 14, 2016

Congratulations to the Bride and Groom and to their families!

Sparks Maryland Wedding Reception, 24x36, painted by Patricia Bennett

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Wit and Wisdom Wedding Reception, May 7, 2016

Congratulations to the Bride and Groom and to their family and friends!

Wit and Wisdom Wedding Reception, May 7, 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Brightside Gardens Painting

It's such a joy to paint at these impeccably maintained and stunning gardens.
Brightside Gardens Painting, Jessica's Garden, Patricia Bennett
Brightside Gardens Painting, painted by Patricia Bennett

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Wedding at the Evergreen, April 9, 2016

Congratulations to the bride and groom and to their families!


Wedding at the Evergreen Carriage House, Baltimore, Maryland, dog added, painted by Patricia Bennett



First Look, Wedding at the Evergreen Carriage House, Baltimore, Maryland, painted by Patricia Bennett, April 9, 2016


Thursday, March 17, 2016

Painting of the Gulf Stream Golf Club Member Art show, Gulfstream, Florida, March 15, 2016

Gulf Stream Golf Club Member Art Show 2016 Live Painting, by Patricia Bennett
Thanks to my art friend from the Schuler School of Fine Arts, who herself is a great artist, I got to paint the Members only Art Show at the Gulf Stream Golf Club in Gulf Stream, Florida.

I appreciated the hospitality of the Members and the Club Staff and was impressed by their love for art.

My friend pointed out that these are some of the prettiest colors that I've used in a painting.  Mostly that's due to her picking them out, there were many blues and cobalt green, and partly that's just due to the nature of Florida, it has a bright colorful feeling.

Gulf Stream, Florida is really lovely, I hope to visit again someday!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Premier Bride Maryland magazine 2016 issue features wedding, Patricia Bennett Live Painter one of the Vendors.



Premier Bride Maryland magazine 2016 issue featured wedding, Patricia Bennett Live Event Painter one of the vendors.
My hand is in one photo.  This beautiful wedding was painted in June 6, 2015 at the Walters Art Museum.  Below is the finished painting.

Walters Art Museum Wedding and Reception, 24x36", painted by Patricia Bennett


Friday, January 15, 2016

Greeting Cards by Patricia Bennett at Betsy Robinson's Bridal Collection

Maria at Betsy Robinson's Bridal Collection arranged this elegant greeting card display.  The cards are 5x7, giclees, signed by the artist, cotton paper.  One image is of the store, and the other image is a wedding that I painted where the bride purchased her dress from Betsy Robinson.  All card proceeds go to the Defenders of Animal Rights, a wonderful organization that takes in dogs and cats and does not euthanize them.

Greeting Cards by Patricia Bennett at Betsy Robinson's Bridal Collection

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Grand Historic Venue Wedding Reception Painting, January 1, 2016



Grand Historic Venue Wedding and Reception, January 1, 2016, painted by Patricia Bennett
Congratulations to the Bride and Groom!

Their ceremony was added on the left from photos.

Their painting at the end of the night...

Grand Historic Venue Wedding Reception, January 1, 2016, painted by Patricia Bennett
Thank you to Lindsey Stone, the event coordinator, for her help and support.

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