Set within our Nation's Capital, the beautiful couple dances for the first time as husband and wife. Tawnya & Nik expresses their love for one another in front of family and friends, taking center stage in the rotunda of The Carnegie Institution for Science.
This painting was started on site, capturing the stunning classically influenced interior. Painting in the vertical feel of the space expressed by the upward columns and arches that seem to meet near the skylight representing the greater space beyond. The glow of the mid tone against the natural hue of the marble floors surrounds the couple as they are admired by love ones. That spontaneous gaze into each others eyes as they dance as one is captivating as I attempted to express this moment in the painting.
Congratulations to Tawnya and Nik!
Tawnya & Nik Wedding Reception Painting
16" x 20"
Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
by Sherwin Banfield