live wedding painting of bride and groom first dance at barn wedding
Nicole and Tyler’s Live Wedding Painting, First Dance at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills, Middletown, CT, oil painting, 24 x 30″

Today I’m thrilled to take you on a journey behind the scenes of one of my recent live painting adventures I’ve had the pleasure to paint live—Nicole and Tyler’s celebration at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown, CT.

The Barns at Wesleyan Hills is a rustic haven of warmth and charm, where weathered wood meets New England charm. As I set up my easel amidst the wood floor, post and beams and twinkling fairy lights, I knew I was about to capture something truly special.

This was a surprise gift from Nicole’s family. And what a surprise it was.

As the couple shared their first dance, bathed in the soft glow of the barn lights, I translated their joy and connection onto my canvas. The atmosphere was electric, and every stroke of my brush captured the essence of the moment. The guests watched in awe as the painting evolved, transforming into a living testament to Nicole and Tyler’s love story.

But the artistic journey doesn’t end there. Back in my studio, the refinement process begins. Using oil paints holds a special place in the tradition of portrait painting, and there’s a reason for that. Oils offer a rich, vibrant texture that beautifully enhances the details of the painting. The historical significance of oil paints in portraiture dates back centuries, with artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt utilizing this medium to immortalize their subjects.

In the case of Nicole and Tyler’s painting, oil paints bring an added layer of depth and emotion. The nuances of their expressions, the subtle interplay of light and shadow—all are intensified by the unique qualities of oil. It’s a meticulous process, but one that ensures the final masterpiece reflects not just a moment but the enduring beauty of their love.

To witness the creation of this special piece, head over to my YouTube channel where I’ve shared the entire process.

Watch the Painting Process

Check out my youtube channel and watch how this painting was created

Craft Your Own Timeless Moments

In the artful journey from The Barns at Wesleyan Hills to my studio, Nicole and Tyler’s live wedding painting has become more than a representation—it’s a celebration of enduring love. The layers of oil paint have enriched the narrative, echoing the historical tradition of immortalizing moments with a richness only oils can provide.

As I unveil the final masterpiece, I invite you to consider capturing your own timeless moments through live wedding painting. Whether you’re planning your special day or celebrating someone else’s, the magic of artistry on canvas is a unique way to preserve the emotions and details that make each wedding a masterpiece.

Join me in this artistic endeavor by reaching out for a consultation. Let’s explore how we can craft a live wedding painting that encapsulates the beauty and love of your special day. Your unique story deserves to be told on canvas, and I’m here to bring that vision to life.

Ready to turn your wedding into a work of art? Contact me now for a personalized consultation. Let’s create your masterpiece together!