Timeless elegance, Live Wedding Painting at Newport Mansion Rhode Island
I first met Jackie and Matt just about a year before their wedding. In our phone conversation, Jackie and Matt shared how much they loved the Newport area while they were temporarily living there for a year. When then stepped into the Ballroom at Rosecliff Mansion they knew right away, this is where they wanted to get married.
They both loved the idea of their wedding painting to capture a moment during their outdoor ceremony on the lawn. The view was spectacular from the marble staircase leading down to the lawn with an expansive water view.
As the sunset on their October wedding, the most beautiful pink and coral colors, blanketed the skyline. But that's not all, according to the farmer's almanac, the bright orange and red hunter's moon made its debut just as cocktail hour began. Could this scene get any more stunning!
The ballroom filled with their guests eager to celebrate the night away with the couple. The first dance was a sweet and tender moment as they gracefully moved across the dance floor. These two sweethearts put their mark in history in one of the most beautiful homes in Newport.
As I was wrapping up for the night, Jackie and Matt joined me at the canvas, excited to see the progress and even added their touch to the canvas. Friends and family gathered around to observe the progress and engage in light conversation.
And of course, my favorite part was adding in the amazing welcome sign that Matt and his dad made! It was the perfect welcoming touch.
Jackie and Matt it was a pleasure working with you both to create this heirloom painting and wishing you a lifetime of happiness together.
A perfect day for this beautiful couple -Jess and Jared at Newport Beach House in Newport RI. A true love story that can be traced back to their childhood. These two honored their parents and grandparents by carrying on their jewish heritage with a beautiful ceremony of prayer and blessings.
May they be blessed as they step into this new chapter of life - with love, hope and faith. And for me, I couldn't have been happier to see see my dear friends Ann and Ross give their daughter's hand in marriage. Knowing Jessie since she was about 7 years old, I felt the heart tug and the tears fill my eyes - so proud of who she has become and filled with so much joy! Mazel Tov Jess and Jared!
Artist Notes: Back in my studio I took some time analyzing the progress from the 6 hour live painting session.
Here is where I had to solve several challenges without changing the integrity of what was capture during the event.
First, adding in 7 additional figures into the painting. I decided that it would be best to add the parents and grandparents in while seated and looking over their shoulder as Jess and Jared walk down the aisle.
In order to keep the figures close and not separated in the composition I moved the two floral arrangements to either side of the canvas. This helped to balance the composition nicely.
Every step along the way I would watch over the videos I took numerous of the ceremony. I wanted to be reminded of the way the light illuminated and highlighted the bride's dress, her veil, the florals and even the sun-kissed light on their faces and figures.
.Small details make a big difference, and that's why I like to take my time adding these in. Like the rose petals scattered around on the ground, and the baby's breath and petit florals lining either side of the aisle. The hint of the chuppah cloth blowing in the wind.
As a whole, I love how this piece came together with the organic elements of nature: water, sky, distant land and green grass contrasts with the elegance and simplicity of the black and white wedding attire and florals.
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One of the Featured Artists in The Art Edit Section of House and Garden Magazine- August 2022 Plus H&G Shops: Art - Digital Edition for August 2022
I"m honored that my artwork was hand-selected to be part of The Art Edit Section of House and Garden Magazine. A Conde Nast Publication out of the UK. This is such a beautiful and elegant home magazine. " The Art Edit showcase is an exclusive gallery of hand-selected artists exposing their engaging subjects and innovative compositions to the House & Garden's artistically enthused audience. This space is not just an advertorial page but a highly esteemed and coveted showcase featuring new trends and the latest designs.
"Since 1947 House and Garden Magazine has embellished its pages with exceptional art and continues to inspire its readers with aesthetic collections to adorn their homes. House & Garden covers "the well-lived life". It is the absolute authority on design, combining the most magnificent homes and gardens from around the world with an eclectic mix of features that influence the way we live today. It sets a worldwide precedent for the latest Art trends and aspiring artists. "
The image featured is a recent wedding portrait and the description states:
11. Linda Marino is an American Artist based in Connecticut, New England. Following in the footsteps of the American Impressionists who lived and painted often in her area Linda is an avid plein air painter seeking to capture the natural beauty and quaint charm of the coastal life. Linda's love for capturing special moments has earned her high praise for over a decade of commissioned artwork and is quickly becoming a highly desired live event painter for weddings and special events. She is now taking bookings for live wedding and event paintings for 2023 and beyond. Visit Lindasmarinoart.com and follow @lindasmarinoart on Instagram.
Look for the magazine in Mid-July for the August 2022 Issue and let me know!
P.S. if you miss the August Issue, I'll be in the September and October issues too! Who ha! Now it's time to celebrate!
Also Featured in the Digital Edition of House and Garden Magazine:
Linda S. Marino Art
Branford, CT 06405
Linda Marino Live Wedding Painter and Event Painter from Branford, CT serving the New England, New York and New Jersey area.
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