Happy 2013!

January 1, 2013By AllisonWork in Progress 1 Comment

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 … Read More

Work in Progress: Orange Pattern Studies

December 12, 2012By AllisonWork in Progress

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? … Read More

Blue watercolor collage

December 5, 2012By AllisonWork in Progress

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 … Read More

Work in Progress: Flower Calendar

December 3, 2012By AllisonWork in Progress 1 Comment

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

November 27, 2012By AllisonWork in Progress

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 … Read More

Hand-Painted Weddings Desk Calendar

November 16, 2012By AllisonWork in Progress

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 … Read More

Work in Progress: Leaves Study

November 1, 2012By AllisonWork in Progress

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 … Read More

Work in Progress: Seckel Pear Still Life

September 24, 2012By AllisonWork in Progress 1 Comment

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. … Read More

Textures Study

September 6, 2012By AllisonWork 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 … Read More

Work in Progress: First Autumn Leaf

August 15, 2012By AllisonWork in Progress 2 Comments

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 … Read More

A Beautiful Start

May 25, 2012By AllisonWork in Progress

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 … Read More