Saturday, September 24, 2011

Starry Night

Almost 2 weeks ago, I got a phone call from my friend and former housemate Karen.  She said she was going to a painting class to paint Van Gogh's Starry Night, and had an extra spot.  She said that TriciaJane told her she knew someone who would LOVE to go.  She told her to call me!  And of course, TriciaJane was absolutely correct!

I've always wanted to go to a painting class with friends, sip wine, and chat and laugh while painting away.  We met up last week at a place called Happymess Art Studio.  It's a six person class 'Paintini'.  3 people on each table.  We were the last to arrive so we didn't get to sit together.  But the room was small and so we had no problem communicating, singing, laughing... :)

Our instructor was awesome!  She was a very sweet girl who had something positive to say about each person's work of art.  She boosted everyone's confidence, and every person there enjoyed themselves.

The class was from 7-9.  We didn't get started until 7:30 and our canvases were huge.  She said normally it's a smaller canvas to work with, but they were out, so we got the bigger ones {woohoo!}

The class didn't break up until 10, and she was completely ok with that, and she didn't rush any of us and said she was in no hurry to get home.  I could have been there all night, adding and adding.  Mine still isn't done.  I used such thick paint that I had to wait until it was dry.  I'll add my own oil paints to the top of the painting.

So here they are, our works of art, we are no Van Gogh, but I'm sure we had more fun!

So thanks Karen for inviting me!
I'll definitely come here again!


Marlan said...

Love it. So glad you went.

KL said...

That is such a cool idea! I wonder if mine would look half way decent? Ha! BTW I was going to ask who's was the one in the front left-hand side of the first picture because I think it is the pretties and low and behold it was yours! Big surprise! ;-) They all look great!

Jane said...

You all did a great job. Can't wait to see your "finished" product.

Candi said...

those are amazing! do you ever watch Bob White? I love that man. When I was preggo with Haylei, I'd take a really late lunch at work just so I could watch him and become mellow as him. Now he comes on early Saturday morning so if we get up early enough, Haylei will watch him. I wonder if she remembers his voice from my lunch breaks.