Perhaps you’ve heard of “paint nights”. They are fun events that have become quite popular in the past couple of years. For a (reasonable) fee, an instructor provides canvas, paints and a sample and teaches “regular” folks how to
attempt to recreate that painting.
My friend, Donna, and I attended such an event Wednesday evening. It took place at Surry Seafood, a fairly new restaurant in a nearby town. Motor Man offered to drive me, as we were expecting stormy weather. The three of us enjoyed dinner before the painting event began.
We were completely surprised that, unbeknownst to us, a few of our friends/acquaintances had also signed up for the class. Linda, in the yellow, is the wife of one of Donna’s and my former classmates. That’s her friend, Kathy, beside her, and our instructor, Wendy, from Plum Crazy Art Gallery in Suffolk, to the far right.
Our friends, Jane, and daughter, Amber, were also there.
Motor Man was allowed to sit in for all the fun and became our official photographer.
He caught Donna and me being very serious about our work.
But I always have time to pose for my Motor Man.
Our project was an oyster, and here is Wendy’s sample.
At the end of the evening, Motor Man took a photo of our “graduating class”, minus a couple of folks who left before the picture was taken. Our paintings are all very different, as expected. And none of them really look like Wendy’s……as you probably noticed.
We had a great time, visiting and being creative.
But I saved the most hilarious picture of all for the end of this post. It’s all about perspective: Donna’s paintbrush certainly wasn’t IN my nose, as it appears in this photo.
It was a fun experience, and I’m ready to sign up for another class. There’s certainly room for improvement.
~These Days Of Mine~