The trend of "paint night" fascinates me! I've been desperately wanting to go to one for almost a year - no one would go with me though! Last week, the ladies from the gym went to Sadie's Cafe and I tagged along to see what the hype was all about.
One of the first things the instructor said was "you can follow along or do your own thing! This is your painting!" This made my night - I didn't really like the image they were teaching...
What I liked most was the fact that all these women who don't feel comfortable creating had a blast. Art making doesn't have to produce museum quality work - it just has to produce a smile in the heart of the creator.
During my undergraduate studies, I spent a great deal of time in the painting studio working with traditional oils. Teaching middle school art for the past 12 years has taken me away from those roots. This "one a day" project is aimed at re-inspiring that creativity and technique.
Other "one a day" painting blogs to check out:
Kellie Marian Hill
The usual Subjects