Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wedding Portrait Painting

I have become somewhat fixated lately with painting romanticized Polaroid snapshots.  Perhaps it has to do with the sense of nostalgia one feels when seeing a Polaroid picture.  I know I used to love playing with my Polaroid camera. The instant gratification received and the cool look of the images was priceless.   These dreamy childhood memories are now sparking my creativity ~ the latest of which is painted portraits.

Inspiration for my first portrait painting came from a "Save the date" engagement picture.  The bride is our good friends daughter, therefore we are quite fond of this cute couple.
I wanted to create a keepsake for the bride and groom to commemorate their special occasion, and thought a Polaroid painting would be perfect.

For my process, I taped off a square in the center of a piece of 5x4 inch acid free, cold press paper, then drew their portrait and painted it with acrylics.  After removing the tape I painted the edges white and coated the entire piece with a gloss varnish to seal and  protect my work.
 Although I didn't include their names and wedding date, I think prints from a custom Polaroid painting would make unique "Save the date" cards, or fun thank you cards.

I hope the couple is pleased with the outcome of their painted Polaroid Portrait!

If you'd like to have an image made into a Portrait, visit my shop here.   If you have any ideas for more Polaroid portraits and want to share them with me, please feel free!


  1. What a beautiful painting!!!! wonderful work and a perfect Wedding gift!!!

  2. Thanks for your comments Diana - I think the sweet couple is what makes the painting beautiful.


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