What is "Live Painting"
Live painting is a form of "Plein air" (outdoors) painting, which is perfect for capturing your special moment during the wedding. We will bring our own canvas and art supplies, to paint the scene of your choosing, in real-time, at your wedding.
How does it work?
So that we can get to know a little bit about both of you, Initially we will organise to have a chat with you over the phone, to better understand your personalities and tastes. This helps us to plan the look and feel of the artwork and design a package that meets all of your specific needs. On the day, we will bring a French easel, high-quality acrylic and oil paints, a painting stool, and all of the other lighting and materials required. We will set up our workstation at two locations; one at the ceremony and one at the reception. Our painting doubles as entertainment and the finished product is a very sentimental keepsake for you to remember your big day.
Additionally, you will have the option of choosing an interactive approach, in which we facilitate your guests to add their own special marks to your artwork and to write a personalised message.
While your painting will be mostly finished on the day, we will then take the artwork back to my studio, where the magic happens. Here, we will add the final touches to your painting. Once the artwork is finished we courier deliver it to you at no additional cost.
All bookings are secured with a 30% deposit. The final balance will be required one week prior to the day.
What happens if you need to cancel or postpone due to covid/isolation?
In the unfortunate event that you need to cancel or postpone your wedding due to any covid related cause. We will refund you in full any monies paid. If you postpone the wedding we be able to easily switch to the new date, if we are unavailable all monies will be refunded.
What happens if we can not attend due to covid/ isolation?
Fingers and toes crossed this doesn't happen, although in the event that we can not attend the booking due to covid/isolation we will paint your wedding using photographs. In this event, we will contact your photographer and create the painting for you using these instead. To sweeten the deal we will also send you complimentary “Thank You” cards for all your guests with the artwork printed on the front.
Are you vaccinated?
Yes, we are both double vaccinated and more than happy to send through certificates if needed.
How long until we receive the painting?
Your beautiful artwork will be delivered to you between 10-12 weeks after the wedding. We pride ourselves on quality and only the best possible work will leave the studio. We package the work ourselves to ensure it's nice and safe and will courier deliver it to you free of charge!
Can we add in guests who arent there on the day?
Yes, we can add in additional guests, we charge an additional $100 per addition. The only thing we require is photographs to work from.
Can we choose what moment to capture?
Yes, as soon as you make an enquiry we organise a time to have a consultation via a phone call. In this consultation we chat through your plans for the day, your dream wedding and discuss what the best moment to capture would be.
How long to do you paint for?
Each artwork takes between 15 - 20 hours to complete. This time is split between the live event and studio time. Depending on the moment we focus on the total amount of time live painting can change. If it's a moment at the ceremony we will paint live at the ceremony location and the reception location (using reference photographs). If the moment is at the reception, we set up early at the venue and paint for the duration of the reception/after the first dance. For reception moments there is more time spent at the studio to finish the work.
Is travel from the ceremony venue to the reception venue included?
Yes, all travel within Sydney is included in the price of the packages. Travel surcharges apply for locations outside of Sydney.
Will you require a meal?
Catering is greatly appreciated.