A perfect day in late June for a wedding at the Andover Country Club! I was lucky to be invited to paint. While Tara and Jeff were getting ready to say their vows in the lush, manicured gardens, I set up my easel in the ballroom. I noticed the white pergola outside the window where they were to be wed. That would be a great detail to add to the story of the day.
The room had neutral brocade and honey-colored beams and paneling—an excellent backdrop for the dramatic centerpieces. The florist was setting up tall glass vases overflowing with all the flowers of summer in white, pink, blue, and peach. I would be sure to paint one of the arrangements in detail.
I was so happy to see guests with kids arriving early at the reception. This was my chance to observe and paint them in action. They usually cooperate by sliding across the dance floor in their new shoes or doing pirouettes. Children are guaranteed to add “aliveness” to the painting.