Patricia Bennett


Friday, September 28, 2012

Painted Event in Mt. Washington

Mt. Washington Event, 24x36, Patricia Bennett
Painted this Saturday, a commissioned event.

It was a great event.  There was a big turn-out, great food, and when it began to rain, people went inside or under the porch.  Children played everywhere, including on a trampoline (included on the far left).

I stood on top of a child's pirate ship, and kids were on the swings.  Note the foot on the right.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Painting of a Four Season's Wedding Reception...

September 21 Wedding Reception, 24x36, Patricia Bennett
Best Wishes to the couple.

Initial Painting of the Room, on my easel, Patricia Bennett

Close-up of the Initial Paint-in of the room, Patricia Bennett

My Coffee, courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel, Baltimore, Patricia Bennett

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Coco, 18x24", Patricia Bennett
A portrait of Coco.

Coco is named after the great Coco Chanel.

After taking over 200 photographs of Coco,  I chose my favorite four, and narrowed it down to 2.  I did a mock-up of each one and the client chose her favorite.  (I wanted to paint Coco in a niche, but open sky looked better.)

I began with a black and white painting.  This was to make sure that everything was in the right place, and to give three-dimensional structure.  I added color, more and more...  For inspiration, I listened to the movie about Coco Chanel.

 The entire process began mid-August.