Newsflash: I am, still, not an artist.
In middle school, I elected to take Art. I thought it would be fun. I thought I would come across a hidden talent/passion of mine and my world would forever be changed! Haha I was so optimistic. The truth is I pulled off a “B” in the class mostly thanks to participation grades. The End of the Year project could be anything using the techniques learned over the course of 36 weeks. OR you could choose to write a 10-pg paper over a period of art or a particular artist. I think the latter choice was thrown in as more of a threat to people who weren’t behaving in class. But guess who choose the paper option over the project to begin with. Me of course! I can’t remember which artist I actually wrote it about but it ended up being quite interesting and I got an “A”.
But that’s all in the past. For the past month or so I have been planning a Paint Party with Pinot’s Palette — Alamo Heights, for the Young Aggies of San Antonio. In yesterday’s post, I showed you the picture of what we were supposed to be painting. I am not going to lie, my anxiety over my lack of painting skills was way too high. Who the heck cares anyways. Well, I did learn that my skill hasn’t improved terribly much, but the event was a great success. We had an awesome group of Aggies show up. Our paintings, even mine, turned out quite wall-worthy! Not sure if I’ll put this one up in the new house or prop it up in my office at work (all should know how much I love to push my red-ass-Aggie-ness on everyone at work!).
Anyhow, whether you are man or woman, young or old, skillful or skill-less, you should try out one of these painting classes! They are so much fun! The instructors are great teachers who break it down into manageable pieces to paint. There were no lines drawn on these canvases for us! That’s for cheaters! When it was all said and done, it was a pretty easy painting minus the words. That was by far the most difficult part of the class, of course not helped by being a couple beers into the night!
Well here is my finished product —————————>>>>>>>
I think I’ll stick to my camera and Photoshop!