Garden Wedding

Melinda & Jared wanted a tree image to reflect the natural setting of the wedding venue - the beautiful Maravilla Gardens in Camarillo, CA.  In search of the perfect tree, I ran across this beauty -- a carob tree.  I loved the twist in the trunk--like two lives intertwining...  

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I started with a watercolor on a large sheet (22" x 30") of watercolor paper

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I scanned the final image, worked on the font and text selection, and sent a prototype to Melinda and Jared.  Since their colors are yellow and teal, they requested that yellow be added to the design.  I painted, scanned, and added yellow flowers to the tree--what a great addition!  The design suite was printed on watercolor paper and mounted on navy cardstock... and the final result: