Have you tried the latest entertainment craze? You know, gathering for an evening with a group of folks to paint a canvas, with or without a glass of wine. Artsy people love it while the whole idea stresses out those who think they lack creativity. Really, though, it’s not much more difficult than paint by numbers. The cheerleader-like instructor gives step by step instruction with lots of hand-holding for those who are nervous.
Then there are folks like me. The ones who don’t color inside the lines. The ones who prefer to do their own thing. Thankfully, that’s also allowed at these painting evenings. Here is a mountain sunset I painted a few weeks ago at one of these events:
These are the photos I used as a guide (taken from a backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail last fall. I blogged about that adventure HERE):
I’m quite happy with the results: colorful art for my wall which brings back good memories of a fall adventure. Definitely good entertainment value from a painting night-out!