Monday night a group from our church met to paint on canvas at a little place in
downtown Rochester called Canvas & Chardonnay
I went with my daughter for a fun Mother/daughter evening.
They provide everything, paint, canvas, brushes and an instructor with play by play directions.
You are told that you need not have any talent as an artist, but I beg to differ, I think you need a little and I don't have it!
So you start with a blank slate,
everyone is painting the same picture, the one chosen is a winter scene so as you can imagine
I was very glad about that.
First step paint the background blue
Next step add trees...
Can anyone tell what the first big mistake was that I managed to do....
Look at the canvas pic (above this one)....then look at this one.
I was painting the sides of the canvas and forgot to leave it in a horizontal position,
so Now I get to paint a picture that is meant to have a wide focus in a vertical position...ugh
I kind of wanted to quit right there but forced myself to continue....it wasn't a cheap project!
The farthest focal point was suppose to be wider to give it a more realistic look,
well that didn't happen since I really didn't have room between my trees....ugh!
Light poles, snowcaps and people.....Done
I think any 5th grader could have done this well,
I really just wanted to start all over, but it was still fun trying.
My daughter on the other hand is more like her daddy,
she got her artistic talents from him
I love the fact that we were together,
doing something fun and something we've never done before.
Just my girl and me.
I have decided I will display my
not so great piece of art
at the bottom of the stairs as you come in the front door...
just for the fun of it :)
Our whole group, it was a fun evening together with friends