Happy New Year! I can’t quite believe we are into 2023 already. I can say without a doubt that the thing I loved about of 2022 (work wise) has been rediscovering my love of watercolour and in particular painting buildings. I started creating custom watercolour illustrations for wedding invitations a couple of years ago but it has taken me a while to gain confidence and find my style. I can happily say that I now feel more confident producing custom venue illustrations and I really like the mix of ink and watercolour. The fine lines help give the watercolour definition and looks lovely on wedding stationery.
The commission in the photos above was a pleasure to put together. My bride wanted a custom venue illustration of their church, reception venue and an illustrated map. The invitations were finished with a simple pink, velvet ribbon and printed on a cream 400gsm card stock, giving them a lovely sophisticated feel. I created a map of Mayfair for the invitations which was then re-used on their table plan with the details around the edge.
Custom venue illustrations are an increasingly popular bespoke choice and I’m thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to paint some stunning wedding venues. I’ve also had the chance to paint some lovely scenes for wedding destinations from a rocky outcrop in an American state park to a pretty Greek island harbour.
If you’re proud and excited to show off your venue choice then what better way to entice your guests. It makes your stationery more individual and personal to your wedding.
I also offer custom venue illustrations for you to have around the house or to give as a gift. They are a lovely keepsake from your wedding day and I can include details from the wedding, for example names, location of the wedding and the date. These are offered unframed as either a print or the original painting and can be either A5, A4 or A3.
I have loved having so many watercolour commissions over the last year and I hope for even more in 2023!
Keep an eye out for house paintings, coming soon!