A few nights ago, four of us met together at my house,
for a night of painting. No instruction, just us.
There were two others that planned to be with us
but they ended up having conflicts.
It was a night to paint whatever we wanted to.
We each had a plan and off we went.
I planned some eats and others brought things too.
As you will see, some wine bottles
found their way onto the make shift kitchen island studio.
Donna and I painted Birch Trees.
I really like Donna's painting intent, style and touch.
Marie arrived late at our event
and decided not to paint
this silly girl showed us her empty canvas, new brushes and paints
(Next time she promises us she will paint!).
She knew just what she wanted to paint and set off to do so.
The funny part was when she walked through the door with her seven foot easel.
She named her painting,
Dandelions in the Dark
Barbie was on a dynamo roll.
like I said, I like her touch!
Donna and I were following the same picture as a guide.
We had similar, but slightly different interpretations.
Venturing out this past year to give my hand at a try in painting
has surprised me as much as it has surprised others.
I must say,
I haven't enjoyed anything else this much in a long, long time.
The best part has been in the trying and doing, very relaxing,
You may have heard about Paint Nights
that are happening in many cities and in various settings.
I have been participating with a local artist
Art Uncork'd Paint Nites
(click on her name and it will take you to see her exceptional art)
There are six to eight of us painting each paint night.
Sharon has a painting that she has completed
for us to look at and ponder and then she leads
us into painting our own.
There is a charge for the classes
which include the paints, brushes, canvas and the artists guidance.
Paint Nights can be found in many cities near me
I just checked and found many within a half hour to hour drive,
so I am sure you can find them too.
I encourage you to give it a try,
it is really very enjoyable.
In addition, there are many videos available on line
that give you step to step visual instruction
in oils, acrylics and watercolor.
I'll be back again soon,