Sunday, October 19, 2014

Painting Fun for Girls Night Out


A few days ago, I got to try something that I had not done before with the women from church.  We had a night out at our local paint studio, called Paint and Pour.  We were taking a two hour paint class, where we would learn how to paint a fall painting.  


When we first arrived, there was a long table with an easel and canvas for each of use.  The canvas was 16 x 20 which is a very nice size. They had already set up each spot with brushes, paint and water to clean the brushes. 


This is Zach.  As you can tell by his picture, he was quite the character. He was our instructor for the class, and definitely high energy. At the end of the class he took group pictures with our phones, and a crazy selfie for us remember him by.  


We used red, yellow, and white to make the background of our paintings. He did say that if we wanted to, we could use other colors and do our own thing.  I decided to do the picture as he was teaching it.  My friend Rhonda, decided to add some grass to her painting. 



We took a snack break to allow our backgrounds to dry a bit, and then it was time to add the tree.  I love how it looks. It reminds me of a tree in a spooky forest.  




We were given another short break, before adding the details. We got to walk around and see everyone's work. It was cool to see that they were so similar,  but so different at the same time.  In the bottom picture, you can see two of the paintings that a few of the ladies did.  They decided to uses blues and greens instead of red and yellows.  



The last thing Zach had us do was add different color dots all over our painting.  I think they represent the falling leaves of autumn, without actually painting realistic leaves. Whatever they are, they looks really cool. 
  


This night was so much fun. My friend Rhonda and I took this selfie with our paintings in the background.  Since my birthday is coming up at the end of the month, she wanted to celebrate it by buying my ticket to the class. (Thanks Rhonda!)   This was a great way to spend a birthday, and a night out with friends.  If you are looking for a girls night out, a place to hold a party, or just because you love to paint, see if you have something similar in your area.  You will definitely  be glad you did.  




11 comments:

  1. It looks like you had such fun, good for you! Spending time with your bestie & Zach....he does look like a character! lol

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    1. He was definitely something. He was very Robin Williams like when he talked and I believe ADHD because he was all over the place. . One of his favorite sayings of the night was "be a 13 yr old with ADHD cray cray". It cracked me up every time he said it because I have one of those at home and she is definitely "cray cray" LOL!

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  2. I have ALWAYS wanted t do something like this! How fun!!! And your painting looks great!

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    1. Thank you Mandee. This was my first time. I definitely want to do it again.

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  3. My sister goes to these workshops locally. I think my daughter would love this! I think we will tag along next time. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I hope to take my daughters next time too. Though my 13 yr old might not appreciate it if he says his favorite saying from the 1st comment. LOL!

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    1. It really was fun. We all had a good time.

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  5. Love these! What a fun class to take...I wish we had something like that up here. Your instructor looks like a hoot--he must have made it extra fun.

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    1. He definitely was a hoot. You are allowed to pick your class rating.. Since we were a church group we were G rated. You could tell he was trying really hard not to cross the line with is jokes.

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  6. It was a fun time!!!! Like your new website too!

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