Frequently Asked Questions
What type of paint and materials do you use?
How many identifiable people can I request in a painting?
I recommend no more than 10-14 specific people in the painting. You can specify if you want me to suggest background people in the painting or not. Often people can be identified in my paintings by key features such as hair color and clothing – which is fun for your guests finding themselves in there. Additional people and details can be added after the event. I include 4-8 hours of touch-ups in the pricing, and no extra charges for up to two revisions to make sure you are 100% satisfied.
What do you need at the event site to create the painting?
The setup is minimal and does not require assistance. I bring my own portable easel and a small cart for my palette. I only need around a 4’ X 4′ area, inside or outside. For evening events, and indoors, I need an outlet for my lamp. Ideally, I need to set up in a place that gives me a good view of whatever scene I am painting.
If my venue will only let you start an hour before, will you have enough time to set up?
Ideally I arrive 2-3 hours in advance, although I only need about 30 minutes to get everything set up to start painting. It is nice for your guests to walk in and see it already begun, but I can keep the whole thing going at once and move the painting along in a 5 hour party. Anything not completed at the event will be finished in my studio.
Can you do more than one painting at the same event?
Of Course! I offer the Renaissance package that includes two paintings, one 24x 30″ and a 16×20. It is your choice if you what you want painted on the two different sizes!
My event has already passed. Can I still have a painting based on photos?
My ceremony will be really quick; will you still be able to paint it?
Will my painting be ready to hang on the wall?
Oil paintings are created on a 1 1/2″deep stretched linen. I paint the edges to match the front of the painting and put a wire on the back. These can be hung on the wall without a frame. A frame can be added later to match your style. I can make some recommendations on framers and kinds of frames.
Where do you live? Are you willing to travel to paint an event in a different city?
I am based in Warwick, NY. This on the northern NJ border, 50 miles from the GWB. I frequent NYC, Long Island, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Baltimore/DC and New England areas. Locations over 1.5 hours may require a travel fee that will be at cost- depending on where they are. Please inquire. I do love to travel and I have experience traveling to paint. If I spend the night I usually try to finish the painting the next morning.