This spring, I was asked to create a wedding portrait for a wonderful young couple. Their first date was at Cedar Breaks in Southern Utah and my client wanted that landscape emblazoned in the background with her and her husband in the foreground. This was a first for me and I’m so grateful that this beautiful couple trusted me with such an important marker of their nuptials. Now that they’re married, I can share it with you!
Above: The finished piece is painted with acrylic on 18 x 18 inch stretched canvas.
Above: Detail of the couple.
Below: This is what my pieces look like midway through the painting process. I always have a very free first and second layer of paint before I sketch out the subject. Most of my detail work starts with a line drawing in black high flow acrylic paint.