I’ve always been interested in painting but I had never had the chance to take a class on it. Even in high school I didn’t take art. I don’t consider myself to be very artistic. I know what I like but I’m not exactly on the “cutting edge” of things. Stepping out and doing this has really fit with my goals of doing things I wouldn’t normally do.
The vineyard in my hometown has been offering one session painting classes on the weekends. It is a simple class where you recreate a painting along with the teacher. She was super nice and a lot of fun! She was really good about calming any irrational painting fears and helping you to have confidence to really go for it.
I signed up with my friend Tammie (she had done it twice) and I talked my aunt into doing it too. In this particular one we will be painting two canvases of tulips. I figured this would give me enough of an experience to see if it is something that I would be interested in pursuing further.
I didn’t get a picture of us all with our pink tulips. I wish I had. Here we are though with our purple tulips. I think they look pretty good!
I am so glad I did it. I had a lot of fun! It was nice to focus on painting and not having my mind go in a million different directions. It forced me to slow down.
Since I enjoyed it so much I told Jason it would be something I would like to do at home so he bought me some painting supplies Sunday after the class. (Yes….he’s so sweet!)
These two I painted at my house on my own. I’m really enjoying it. I don’t care if I ever get “good” at it as long as I have fun doing it! I like the break it gives my mind from everyday craziness and the way I have to use my mind to envision and see things differently.
I’m so glad I had the opportunity to do this class. I’ll be signing up for some more when they start back in the fall.