Wednesday, May 11

Live Painting in Nashville - Before & After Pictures & Video

In April 2011 the Nashville Opera invited me to paint live during their performance of Carmen at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Downtown Nashville.  I painted two separate pieces of art during their Thursday and Saturday performance and both sold the night of each event by silent auction.

To prepare for this amazing opportunity I attended the opera's first full dress rehearsal, held days before the actual performance and snapped photographs of the cast during different scenes throughout the performance.  I chose a two photos that captured the intensity of the love between the two main characters and I painted live from those photographs.

Below are the before and after photos of the artwork I created and a video of my painting live during the Saturday performance.  It was an incredible experience that I'll never forget.  I was able to do what I love surrounded by people who were interested and appreciated the artwork.  If you would like me to paint live at your next event please email me at

Please share with anyone you might know that would need a live painter and leave a comment to tell me what you think!

Before & After

Before & After

1 comment:

Debbie @ OtRD said...

Beth these are amazing! Great job!!