Look what I made.
I haven’t painted in a very long time. I mean, aside from walls, ceilings, furniture.
My friends set up a girls night at a painting class.
These paint and sips–wine is on offer along with paint–have become very popular in our area. Everyone paints the same painting as the artist talks you through the process.
This is the painting we were copying.
The artist talked us through the background and then adding the bodies–paint a heart, add arms and very long legs.
Add necks and heads and then dress them with swooshes of pink and blue and yellow and red. Accent it with white. And know when to stop before the colours all blend together–that was the most valuable part of the class. The instruction to put down my brush and walk away.
I felt a bit like Degas.
As the paintings took shape, it was neat to see how they were each slightly different, depending on the colours we chose and our own approaches.
I deviated from the plan when it came to the very end. The ladies are dancing on grass, so the curtains in the original painting didn’t make a lot of sense to me. I added some tree branches instead.
I can’t say that dancing ladies are my usual style when it comes to art, but I’m thrilled with how this painting turned out. In fact, I think I might give this another try on my own.
This painting high on a wall at the artist’s studio makes me think I might be able to do a rendition of my favourite furry fellow.
It was fun to be creative in a different way than usual.
Are you a painter? I mean, of actual paintings? Have you ever been to an art class? Or a paint and sip?