Finger-painting at a wedding

I was at the sweetest, happiest wedding reception this weekend. And of course, I took along my sketchbook and watercolors. Trouble is, I forgot to pack a paintbrush. So I finger-painted. Not very elegant, but very good fun. I usually draw pretty fast, but I had to be super-quick to catch the action here: that’s really when all that gesture-drawing practice pays off!

Here are Kim and Javi, the bride and groom, at their first dance.

And here is Juan, the groom’s dad, raising a toast.

Here’s a sketch of the far side of our table and the beautiful flower arrangements in the background. I loved the large, multi-colored bouquets.

The groom’s brother raises a toast.

Kim and her dad, on the dance floor for their father-daughter dance.

And Javi and Emma follow with their mother-son dance.

Cake cutting. Sketching super-fast because this went by in a jiffy!

After that, it was time to dance and when Uptown Funk plays, you just gotta put away the sketchbook 🙂

Thank you, Kim and Javi for a really fun evening.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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11 Responses to Finger-painting at a wedding

  1. Bonnie Davis says:

    Oh my, what lovely keepsakes for the bride and groom. In years to come these will mean so much to them. Beautiful, Bonnie Davis

    Sent from my iPad



  2. joantav says:

    These are wonderful!!! You must be really quick.


  3. Wow, Suhita, you’ve surpassed yourself this time! Really lovely drawings, and an inspiration!


  4. I LOVED the parent/child dance sketches AND that you finger painted them. Talk about a personal touch!


  5. Fabio says:

    Great sketches, Suhita! 🙂


  6. Christy Lemp says:

    These are great! They make wonderful keepsakes indeed. Weddings have so much emotion packed in them.


  7. Suzanne Tractenberg says:

    Love the finger painting as much as with a brush! And your quick sketches are wonderful as always.


  8. rebecca says:

    this is so special…to paint the memories of the wedding….always so many photographs but who has urban sketches of their wedding….a very special set of sketches!


  9. Mary says:

    Lovely! What type ink pen and watercolor brand do you use?


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