Last night I held a private paint-and-wine party at a home in Indio. The host had chosen a photo that she took at Cottonwood Creek and the whole group did a great rendition, though we struggled a little with lighting towards the end. [Note to self: take a couple lamps on private parties just in case – not all homes are lit like studios and galleries.]
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Birds on a branch.
Yesterday evening six students painted two birds on several branches at the ‘Paint the Night’ event at the Vanguard Gallery in Moreno Valley. A couple of the students had attended the prior month and one student had painted with another tutor in the past, but half of them were first timers. And they all had fun! I gave them some options to make different sky backgrounds and they all came up with something a little different.
Cocktails for two.
Last night was one of the Paint Night Out nights at the Vanguard Gallery. We had originally hoped to hold this in a local night club but this didn’t work out for various reasons. However for the venue I had prepared something a little different – a couple of cocktail glasses to enjoy! And I think everyone did enjoy the night. One gal was a long time friend who surprised me by turning up – and said that one of the most encouraging parts of the class was when her painting wasn’t going as expected and I would say ‘it’s ok, we can fix that’. It took a lot of the fear out of trying to paint.
Paint and wine evening in Moreno Valley
On Thursday evening I worked with five ladies – Evelina, Tiffany, Vicki, Jan and Joanne, and guided them through painting a version of ‘And Never Leave…’ They learned how and why to do an underpainting, how to feather in clouds, do a gradient blend, how to get a yellow area to blend into a blue are without getting green, some things on Jeni’s tree cheat-sheet and a little about composition. I’ll let the pics tell the rest of the story.
A dozen students and a box of watercolor pieces
Take a box of watercolor pieces, add mats, matching foamcores, glue, brushes and twelve students. The result? Lots of fun, loads of creativity and quite a few who would like to do it again on the 9th. Several of the students had the time to do multiple artworks. If you live in the Calexico area, I have one more youth class this month, and two adult classes. Check out the options on the Calexico brochure online.
Moreno Valley Paint and wine.
On Jan 29th, 6:30-9:30pm I will be hosting a “Wine and Paint” event at the Vanguard Gallery in Moreno Valley, CA. With a couple sips of wine to take the edge off the day, and a few snacks, I will guide you through painting a rural scene in acrylics. It will be will be a great opportunity to have fun with family and friends in creating your own painting. The cost is $45 and the event is posted on Eventbrite.com. Seating is limited so sign up now – also because I need to know soon whether the the class has enough students for it to run. Best to bring a full frontal apron or smock – or wear clothing that won’t cry if you get paint on them!