Event Painting From PHOTOS

Event Painting from photographs

I am often asked to paint from photographs after the event and am now offering this option.  I can combine elements from several photos to create a jewel box of memories in one unique and very special painting.  All my paintings are in oils.  


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I painted the reception for this wedding live at it was happening and took photos of the on site ceremony so that I could do this painting in my studio.  

Wedding ceremony at Rockwood Park painted from photos by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter.

12x16 inches

"Joan, I am absolutely blown away.  I don't know how  you do it, but both these paintings (this one and of the ceremony) are fantastic".  I can't tell you how thrilled we are with your fabulous work.  You have an amazing eye that somehow not only caputres looks, but personality as well.  We feel lucky to have had you caputre a very important event in our lives.  Thank you so much." ~ Bride's Mom


This painting is of my son's wedding in Mexico this last December.  That's me 2nd from the left with the rest of my family.  To achieve ths composition I took information from several different photographs to include the palapas, servers, champagne, the wedding party, conch shells/aisle matting, colors and formations of the ocean/waves and the sky/clouds,  pier and rotunda, and the palm trees and rocks on the right. 

Mexico Wedding on the beach in Cancun, painted in oils from photographs by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter, aka the groom’s mom

30"high x 48"wide 


The painting below was for the Bride's parents, who loved the original live painting and wanted one for themselves:

Wedding Painting from photos after the event by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter.

24x36 inches

"WE LOVE IT"  ~ Brides' parents.


The ceremony painting below was composed from a combination of several photographs, and captured the whole moment as the photographer had not been able to do because in reality, you couldn't see the wedding party full length because of the guests.  I also did a live reception painting for this couple.

Wedding painting from photos by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter.  Wedding at Aldie Mansion.

11x14 inches  


The wedding painting below is a combination of 6 photographs and is 24x30 inches.  I also went to Memphia and did a live painting for this Groom's Mom when her daughter was married.

Wedding painting from photographs by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter

24x30 inches

"This is Fabulous !!!   I love it.  You are amazing.  What a blessing for us to have met you and to have your art.""  ~ Carey Moore, Groom's Mom


This Bar Mitvah painting beloe is also a combination of several  photographs and is 18x24 inches.  This Mom only found out about me after the event, and has since recommended me to all her friends, for whom I have now done many paintings.

Bar Mitzvah painting from photographs by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter.

20x24 inches

"This is beautiful, Joan.  I absolutely love it." ~ Lisa Jay, Bar Mitzvah Mom


Small mementos which mean a lot ~ often gifts from the Bride and Groom to parents or to members of the Wedding Party:

Wedding painting from photographs.  a special gift from Bride to parents.  by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter.

8x10 inches Father Daughter Dance with Groom and Step Mom in Law


First Dance, painted from photograph as gift from bride to father, by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter.

5x7 inches  Father Daughter Dance


Groom’s gift: a painting by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter.

5x7 inches:  Groom and Father Speech:


and sometimes as a gift to the flower girls and their Mom:

special gifts from Bride:  an oil painting of the flower girls by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter.

8x10 inches


And sometimes it can be something completely different:  This Philadelphia Bride and Groom had their first trip together to Morocco where they rode camels, the reception (and also his bachelor apartment) was on the River Delaware with a view of the Franklin Bridge and passing cargo ships, and the cake shows the iconic LOVE symbol from the Sculpture in Philly's Love Park, as well as the couple's initals, wedding date and a nod to Japan with a pagoda.  Inscribed into the painting beneath the camel is "to the future ..."

Wedding painting from photos: fantasy wedding painting brings together elements from the couple’s life together before and after the wedding. by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter.

11x14 inches

Sizes for studio paintings range from 5x7 " up to 24x36"  and are priced according so size and complexity:  from $275-$3500. Larger sizes also available, please enquire.

© Joan Zylkin 2011                               joan@theeventpainter.com                                       tel:  302.475.0990