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Live Painting

Live painting is a service in which San Francisco based artist J. Rinehart Smith paints a scene at your wedding or event live on the spot.

"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul."
-Vincent Van gogh

How does it work?

Jaime will spend approximately 6 hours painting at your event.  She prefers to arrive 2 hours before the start to make a plan for the painting. A majority of the painting will be completed during the event.  Jaime will take the painting back to her studio for final touches, varnish and professional wiring (all included in the price.)

What does it cost?

There are two packages available. They can be customized to fit your vision for the artwork. You may choose what scene/area you want painted or let the artist decide.

“The Portrait” An impressionistic painting featuring a close-up of two people.  In this painting, the couple will take up 12 inches or more and the remaining areas will be filled in with the background. 

“The Scene” An impressionistic painting featuring a wider view which may include you, your guests, the venue, and the atmosphere of your celebration. The scene will be painted with candid expressions and body posture (not staged.) In this painting, the couple will take up 6 inches or less and the remaining areas will be filled in with the background.

Prices start at $1800 for the standard 18"x24" size. However, Jaime will work with you to create a smaller or larger piece based on your budget. Please inquire below.

What is included in the price?

-Live painting for approx. 6 hours.

-Gallery wrapped (1.5” side) canvas that is professionally wired in the back and ready to hang. (If you would like a frame that can be arranged for an additional cost.)

-High quality, professional grade acrylic paint with UV isolation coat and varnish.

-In-studio touch ups after the event.

-Digital image of your painting to keep and share.

-Travel up to 75 miles from San Francisco.

Will you travel to my wedding?


Absolutely! Email for a quote or inquire below.

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