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New Trend: Live wedding painting

So what is a live wedding painter and why do you need one?

Tutfey will tell you more about this process and the importance of hiring an artist.



Video by @tashpaints TikTok



What are live paintings called?


Live painting is a form of "plein air" (outdoors) painting used to capture a special moment during the wedding. A professional live painter or artist brings his or her own canvas and art supplies to paint a scene in real-time at the wedding.


WHAT DOES A LIVE PAINTER DO?


A live painter captures your chosen special moment with all the color and sweet wedding details and paints it on canvas. For example, artists either paint the first dance, wedding ceremony, or a pose of the couple in front of the venue (for those brides who choose first look photos).


WHY HIRE A LIVE WEDDING PAINTER?


A live painter captures your most special day/moment in the most artistic and unique way. We try to take all of the excitement, color, and feel, and put it all into our brushstrokes to create a forever keepsake.


Is a live wedding painter worth it?


Live painting is a unique entertainment for your wedding guests, but more importantly, the painting that is produced will be a keepsake from your wedding that will last a lifetime. This is the true value of a live wedding painting, and couples around the world will agree that it was their single greatest investment.



I'M GETTING A PHOTOGRAPHER AND/OR VIDEOGRAPHER. DO I STILL NEED THIS?


Nothing can replace a photographer or videographer. But a live artist is a totally unique treasure to have at your wedding. And it's so entertaining for guests to watch and be wowed at the start to finish process throughout the night.


HOW DOES THE PAINTING PROCESS WORK?


Artist show up at the venue 2 hours before start time to set up and get a feel for the space. Then he starts painting in the background so that the guests have something to look at when they enter the venue. Usually there until the artist completes the painting unless he has to take it home for more detail work.


How much are wedding paintings?


If you are searching around for a Live Painter for your wedding or event, you will see a range of prices. Depending on the artist's market, the number of years of experience, and travel costs, you will pay a Live Painter between $600-$6000.


HOW LONG CAN A COUPLE EXPECT A PAINTING TO TAKE?

A live painting can take 3-8 hours depending on the size and detail work involved.



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