The excitement of Creating - Painting new backdrops

The Inspiration....

One of my photography mentors, the beautiful Sue Bryce, has shown these beautiful images she creates that have the feel of a master portrait artist - it's not just a photograph, it's almost a painting! It has that same elegance, artistry, and softness. It was so much of what I wanted to bring to my new Contemporary Elegance Portraits.

When Sue began talking about painting her own backdrops I blew it off...I could never do that. I am NOT a painter. 

Then, with a little encouragement (and a big ole kick in the rear) from people who know me, who love me, who believe in me, and who are learning along side me, I took a look at Sue's videos and info. Suddenly it was like wow...I might actually be able to do this. I should at least try.

 

Choosing Colours...

I thought this was going to the easy part but half an hour after I walked in to look at paint chips, I walked out still a little unsure. 

In the end, I decided on two beautiful colours inspired by Pantone's 2016 Colours of the Year. Serenity & Rose Quartz.

These colours were just so beautiful, soft and feminine that I knew they were a great place to start.

 

Painting...

The first hurdle...I planned for a 5'x7' backdrop and now I am painting 9'x12' canvases instead. WHERE THE HECK AM I GOING TO DO THIS?

It only took a little time to figure out I could tape down some plastic on the carpet in our London portrait studio and paint the backdrops on top. It's was time to get started - I was excited but nervous. I painted for a few hours and then it was time to go home. 

All night I thought about the backdrops - did I put enough paint on? did I put too much on? will the colour look good?

But the next morning I walked in to this....

 

 

I couldn't be happier with how these turned out (and I'm already thinking about making more)

 

Up next....

Photographing them! I can't wait to show you the results

Wedding Wednesday: This Year's Colour

As you probably know, this years fashion colour of the year is Emerald. It's popping up everywhere!
My question is, will you be incorporating it into your 2013 wedding day?
Here are a few of my favourite ways to add a splash of this fresh green shade into the day with your bridesmaids dresses (but lets face it, I'd wear this dress anywhere!), a great bag of essentials for you and your girls, or a pretty mani & pedi!
What are your wedding day colours? How are you making them pop?
Yours Enthusiastically Rebecca - Rebecca Nash Photography

                                                                                                                                                                               

London, Ontario photographer Rebecca Nash is your London wedding, portrait, and fine art Photographer serving London, Ontario and surrounding area through Rebecca Nash Photography. Rebecca Nash prides herself on being one of London's up and coming photography professionals gaining a following in London, Ontario and surrounding area. Rebecca has established herself as an artist through London area and Ontario Juried Art Shows, and her current "Windows on the War of 1812" two person gallery exhibition.

Style Me Monday: Pantone Fashion Colour of the Year - Emerald

In 2013 we can expect to see Emerald everywhere! Emerald has been declared 2013's colour of the year by Pantone. (See last week's post about Pantone's Spring 2013 Fashion Colours Report)
I'm looking forward to all the many ways to incorporate the colour of the year into my wardrobe. From the small details like rings and nails, up through your everyday staples and into your head to toe evening wear there is an Emerald item for every budget and style. Today I've pulled together a few of my favourites.
How will you be wearing this years colour of the year? Tell me about your favourite way to add colour to your wardrobe!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
London, Ontario photographer Rebecca Nash is your London wedding, portrait, and fine art Photographer serving London, Ontario and surrounding area through Rebecca Nash Photography. Rebecca Nash prides herself on being one of London's up and coming photography professionals gaining a following in London, Ontario and surrounding area. Rebecca has established herself as an artist through London area and Ontario Juried Art Shows, and her current "Windows on the War of 1812" two person gallery exhibition.

Style Me Monday: Pantone Fashion Colours for Spring 2013

I love keeping up with the Pantone Colours for each stylish season's fashions. These colours aren't always my usual colours, and I'm not always sure how they fit in my wardrobe but by finding these colours in easy to wear styles or layering pieces. I can have fun incorporating this seasons hottest colours into my daily fashion wardrobe.
Today we are looking at the Pantone Spring 2013 colours and they are...
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Want to learn more? See all the colours and how designers and stylists are mixing and matching these colours into fabulous outfits for every occasion by downloading the report on their website Pantone.
Which of these colours will be the first one you try?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
London, Ontario photographer Rebecca Nash is your London wedding, portrait, and fine art Photographer serving London, Ontario and surrounding area through Rebecca Nash Photography. Rebecca Nash prides herself on being one of London's up and coming photography professionals gaining a following in London, Ontario and surrounding area. Rebecca has established herself as an artist through London area and Ontario Juried Art Shows, and her current "Windows on the War of 1812" two person gallery exhibition.