Monday, 30 September 2013

Painting a Wedding Couple, copyrights and completing a demo by Mollie Jones

I met a lovely lady in one of my Creative Writing Courses - and we became firm friends. Recently her daughter got married, and I wanted to paint a memento of the day for them.

So, the first thing I had to do was to speak to the wedding photographer. He owns the copyright to his photographs of the day, like I own the copyright to my images. Before I could paint this memento, I needed his permission to use the photo as a reference.
I spoke to Adam of ARJ Photography and he kindly agreed to my request. He takes fabulous photos - his website is HERE

Having the permission, I set about painting the picture. I decided to paint it relatively small, so that the framed painting would be able to find a place on a wall in my friend's home. You know sometimes, when paintings are very large, it's hard to find a space on the wall. So this one is 8x11" only.

The Wedding Couple
 My friend and her husband received the painting this weekend, and I'm pleased to report that they were delighted with it.

The demo by Mollie Jones was posted in Painting Friends - a friendly online forum of people who love to paint.
It is of a set-up of perfume bottles and a glass vase. Mollie is so generous with her time and expertise, she's the one who made painting crystal a favourite of mine. She didn't even mind when I changed some of the colours!
Here's my version of her demonstration:

Mollie's Dressing Table


















I hope you've enjoyed viewing this week's offerings. Wish you a happy painting week.

23 comments:

  1. Hi, Pat, a wonderful post and a beautiful painting!! You, too, have a productive week!!
    Best wishes, Sadami

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  2. What an awesome gift. Not only will they have a great reminder of the happy day but also of the talented friend who painted it for them

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  3. Lovely work Pat! And you paint glass very well :0)

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    1. Thanks, Sandra. I thoroughly enjoy painting glass, and I think it shows!

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  4. What a wonderful gift you gave your friend, really special. Beautiful pieces Pat.

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  5. Pat, I love how you paint shiny things!

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    1. Thanks Dora, I love painting them!

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  6. What a wonderful momento for this couple pat!

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    1. Thanks, Laura. They liked it :) x

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  7. I love the fluid light of the crystal painting.

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  8. Glad you got permission from the photographer; it turned out so nice! And again your painting of glassware is impressive.

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    1. Getting permission is something I would do, for I'd hate it if someone used mine without asking!
      I'm pretty fond of the glass ware too :) x

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  9. Your crystal paintings blow me away!

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    1. Thanks, Robin! They're great fun to paint :) x

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  10. That is a wonderful wedding gift, Pat! And your crystal painting is another beauty!

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    1. Thanks, Judy. Her parents loved it. Glad you liked the crystal too.

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  11. That looks like an Indian wedding. I am sure the couple would be delighted with your gift.
    I loved the painting of all the glass and crystal stuff.

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    1. It was an Indian wedding, Prabal! The painting was for the bride's mum and dad - and they loved it. Glad you liked the crystal too :) xx

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  12. Gorgeous wedding gift Pat...I am sure they will treasure it forever. Your perfume bottles and crystal are awesome. This is one thing I have never tackled but yours inspire me to give it a try. Take care and have a wonderful day.

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