Live event painting at surprise birthday party at Cantwell's Tarvern, Odessa, De. by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter

This lovely surprise birthday party took place on an icy, snowy February night in The Historic Bank Building at Cantwell’s Tarvern in Colonial Odessa, Delaware.  As well as capturing family and guests (those hardy enough to make to the party, my goal was to represent some of the antique bank features such the artwork and the old safe on the left, (where I put the birthday cake) and the warmth of the room.   Through the windows I was able to select some of the colonial buildings as it was snowing.  Also, sitting at the table, is the families’ dog, Trevor, who, although he died a few years ago, has not been forgotten, and will live on forever in the painting.  Unfortunately it was difficult to capture the colors in this painting in the photo which appears rather dark.

“Thank you so much.  We love our beautiful painting.  It is beyond words, really, and has already become a cherished family heirloom.  Thank you, Joan, for making this wonderful memory happen!”  ~ Mrs. Birthday Boy, my client, who herself has a fine arts degree from Moore College of Art.

© Joan Zylkin 2000                                                           tel:  302.475.0990