Last night I went to Wine and design with Hillary and Ashley, two of my very funny friends from DSI Comedy. I've been wanting to go forever but never was able to go on the days they had the paintings I wanted to do. Usually, everyone paints the same thing and the instructors tell you step by step what to do. It obviously works because I've seen group pictures on their website and all the paintings look great.
Last night was open studio night. That means you can sign up and paint any painting they have offered in the past. There are hundreds of paintings you can chose from. I knew I wanted to do one of UNC's Old Well and there are about a half dozen of those available.
When you arrive at the studio they have a canvas set up for you, brushes, and paints for your specific painting. Since there is no step by step instruction for open studio night they also provide a color copy of your painting to use as a guide. Oh AND you can bring wine and snacks!!!
I chose Old Well/Starry Night, this was the picture they gave me:
And this was the canvas. They outline the shapes in your painting for you in pencil (CRUCIAL!). Then you just go for it!
After an hour my painting looked like this:
And an hour later:
Then they kick you out (not really you can stay longer if you want). But it's a good idea because I know we could have stayed for hours more.
Hillary and Ashley also did amazing paintings. Hillary chose the mushrooms and Ashley did "Kiss":
I know I'll be back again, probably for paint your pet night (!!!).