One of the most popular questions I’m asked about my services is : “What does the natural option look like?”
Today on the blog, I’ll be spotlighting paintings from a few of my favorite events to illustrate exactly what a natural painting looks like, and describe the process behind it. Read on to learn more!
I Booked a Natural Painting, What Can I Expect?
When you book a natural painting with me, it means that your painting will be painted mostly on-site. This is the perfect option for you if you want to capture the whimsy of the event, but aren’t concerned with the articulate, refined details. I paint what I see, capturing the memory and experience in an authentic, natural way at the actual event site. I paint free hand, in the moment, taking it back to the studio to master detail only in the couple and the florals.
What’s the Benefit of a Natural Painting?
One of the best things about the natural option is the paintings have a loose, airy feeling that is romantic and dreamy. It’s a simple way to capture the memory of you as a couple if you don’t feel the need to include specific guests or details.
With a refined painting, additional portraiture and detail are added as well as some re-arranging, so it requires much more time to master the final piece.
What Does a Natural Painting Look Like?
To illustrate what a natural painting looks like, please feel free to peruse paintings captured live on site:
Tanya and AJ’s wedding reception
Alin and Sahand’s wedding reception in downtown Los Angeles:
Megan & Adam’s wedding at the Vibiana, DTLA
To recap the difference between a natural and refined painting ~ in a natural painting, the style is poetic and illusive, not descriptive or detailed. It’s closely related to the spirit of impressionism, and documents the scene as it unfolds, resembling the actual event. I paint the people where I see them, and because of this technique I’m unable to re-orchestrate the scene.
I hope this post was helpful, please share any thoughts or questions in the comments below.