Thursday, March 12, 2015

Wine + Canvas = A great time!

On a chilly November day, I decided to join friends and reconnect with my inner artist at a wine and canvas party. Leading us every step of the way, a happy brunette woman instructed where to place each and every dot of paint. She told us that the various segments on the paintbrush were to be used as guides that would help us determine where to put the paint on this medium-sized empty canvas. She brought out the Rembrandt in all of us.

Painting in numbers!
The picture we were painting, “Still Life of Bottle and Glass” depicted a label-less bottle and long-stemmed red wine goblet artfully posed amongst bunches of grapes. For a fee, everything but the wine was provided – canvas, brushes, paint, apron and instruction. There’s party music and room for all your friends. The more I drank the better my picture looked and the more fun everyone was having. It was amazing to watch my tentative rendering ripen into a mature work of art – something I would not have been able to achieve without the lively brown haired woman leading the class and guiding me along the way.  It was like high school art class – with wine.

Now, with my painting proudly displayed in the hallway of my apartment, I am anxious to attend another “painting party.” Some of my friends have been to multiple wine and canvas events. Each class paints a different picture plus they make great gifts and decorative accents for any room.
Sample painting
A unique opportunity to attend a wine and canvas event will be held on March 21 in the atrium at West Baden Springs Hotel. Work with an instructor in acrylic paint to create your very own rendition of West Baden Springs Hotel’s one-of-a-kind silhouette from 4pm – 7pm. Two glasses of wine will be included along with a cash bar and live jazz by the Sarah Stivers’s Group. Reservations are required. Please call 888-936-9360. $45 per person

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