Saturday, June 4, 2011

Painting With A Twist

A few weeks ago, I went with my neighbor friend, Amy, to a Girl's Night to paint.  Considering that the only thing I've painted since possibly elementary school is a wall, I was a little nervous.  We were off to paint poppies and I warned her that mine would probably look like poppies on acid. 

We started off with blank canvases.

They walked us through the background.

Then they showed us how to make the poppies.  The instructors described them as "little cups of happiness" and then finished off with lips. 

Next came adding the poppy seeds, I think this might have been the funnest part for me.

The last steps were home highlighting, followed by the stems and leaves.

You can see below that no two looked the same in the group.

Our husbands were impressed when we got home.  Amy had gone at Christmas time and painted the Christmas Cactus that I shared here, but this was my first time and Bob was shocked that I actually did it myself without numbers! 

We had a great time and were of course, quite proud of ourselves!  My mother is visiting us before she takes the girls back to spend some time with her and my dad, and this is something we are going to try to do again while she's here.  Now to figure out where to hang it!

1 comment:

  1. This looks like such a great time...I hope your Mom will enjoy it too! I like how everyone's paintings had their own uniqueness to them!!! I just posted about a restaurant called Fish City Grill that we visited last night...and I see there is a location in San is a great place...your Mom might like it while she is there.... (just sayin.....)! Hehehe.