Happy 2013!

Posted by on Jan 1, 2013 in Work in Progress
Happy 2013!

2013 will be the year of love here at Hand-Painted Weddings. I intend on approaching everything in my life with an open heart. On a personal note, 2012 was majorly exhausting as my to-do list was unforgivable. This year, my focus will be on the contribution and the love it contains. I am going to […]

Work in Progress: Orange Pattern Studies

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Work in Progress
Work in Progress: Orange Pattern Studies

Playing around with bright-colored textures and patterns today in the studio in preparation for the Hand-Painted Orange Invitation! It is funny how even painting with bright oranges feels as refreshing as eating an orange…which, by the way, I’m going to get to do quite shortly! See how the leaves are starting to curl and dry? […]

Blue watercolor collage

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Work in Progress
Blue watercolor collage

There are so many “Works in Progresses” happening at Hand-Painted Weddings right now! It is very exciting times! Monday we will be doing a giveaway with Simply Bridal that you’ll want to stay tuned for. I am also working on a beautiful invitation and menu design for a photoshoot being organized by the awesome Krista […]

Work in Progress: Flower Calendar

Posted by on Dec 3, 2012 in Work in Progress
Work in Progress: Flower Calendar

Just a sneak peak at the flower desktop calendar I’m in the midst of painting. I love painting flowers, so I thought it would be a natural fit to create a calendar full of my flower paintings. Happy Monday! Painting by Hand-Painted Weddings.

Work in Progress: Holiday Berry Invitation

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Work in Progress
Work in Progress: Holiday Berry Invitation

Today I’m sharing a little sneak peak of the Hand-Painted Holiday Berry Wedding Invitation. It is going to be just lovely! Stay tuned for the complete invitation later this week! P.S.- It is snowing again in the Philadelphia area today. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Winter Berry wedding invitation now available in […]

Hand-Painted Weddings Desk Calendar

Posted by on Nov 16, 2012 in Work in Progress
Hand-Painted Weddings Desk Calendar

I’m in the midst of designing my first calendar! This calendar will be in the shop (hopefully) by the end of the month! I’m a huge fan of desk calendars and am pretty excited to have my very own calendar on my desk all year. Also, I have been having a lot of fun practicing […]

Work in Progress: Leaves Study

Posted by on Nov 1, 2012 in Work in Progress
Work in Progress: Leaves Study

Before the storm blew through, Carl and I went for a walk around the neighborhood to gather some beautiful Autumn leaves. They were a lot of fun to paint while cooped up indoors the last few days. I must admit…I’m a little sad that the storm brought down a lot of these beautiful leaves. Fall […]

Work in Progress: Seckel Pear Still Life

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in Work in Progress
Work in Progress: Seckel Pear Still Life

Two weekends ago at the farmer’s market I picked up some beautiful seckel pears with the intention of setting up a still life. This past weekend I started that still life. Here is a sneak peak of the painting. I have masked out the candle and the leaf branch during this stage of the painting. […]

Textures Study

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Work in Progress

Paintings by Hand-Painted Weddings. I’ve been playing around with the textures in watercolor lately. Mixing techniques of washes with loose brushstrokes, and watching what naturally happens as the paint interacts on the paper. I’ve also been playing around with the beauty of mixing in complementary colors into scenes as accents, as seen above when I […]

Work in Progress: Commissioned Watercolor Succulent

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 in Commissioned Watercolors, Work in Progress
Work in Progress: Commissioned Watercolor Succulent

Here is a sneak peak of a commissioned watercolor I am currently working on. This is a 5″ x 7″ painting that I am working on from a beautiful photo that the client provided. It has been a lot of fun to work on! The colors are fantastic! Succulents have been on my wish list […]

Work in Progress: First Autumn Leaf

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in Work in Progress
Work in Progress: First Autumn Leaf

While doing a brief hike this past weekend I spotted by first brightly-colored autumn leaf! If you know me at all, you know that I am head-over-heels smitten with Autumn. I am a big-time “leafer“. I love the bright-colored leaves, the smell of burning leaves, pumpkins, butternut squash soup, spicy beers, brisk mornings, and potted […]

Work in Progress: Lavender with background wash

Posted by on Aug 1, 2012 in Work in Progress
Work in Progress: Lavender with background wash

Above you will see a sneak peak of my progress on a new painting. Here I have used masking fluid to block off the lavender plant, so I could put a beautiful, warm wash on top of it. I’m excited to see how the bright blues and purples contrast with the warm yellows and oranges […]

A Beautiful Start

Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Work in Progress
A Beautiful Start

Today is a monumental day. It is the day I turn 30 and the day I write my first blog post on Hand-Painted Weddings. For the last 4 years I have been brainstorming about this idea. An idea that started two and a half years ago when I married the love of my life. We […]