Paint Nite Date Night

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Last week we met a bunch of friends for Paint Nite at a nearby restaurant. It was a Living Social deal we all purchased a few months ago. A local artist led the three hour session in a step-by-step course to recreate Van Gough’s Almond Blossoms painting. It was fascinating to see that we all approached how we painted, so differently; some followed the instructions to a tee, meticulously measuring out exactly how many inches across and up to paint each branch. While others, like me, “winged it” instead, in more of an abstract approach. I think our paintings speak for themselves.

My favorite advice from our instructor was, “If you think your painting is ugly, just drink more!”
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So what do you think? Did we make Van Gough proud or are these sad imitations? I can’t wait until our next paint night. We all agreed that next time we want to paint something a bit more challenging, but I think that may just be from all the paint fumes swelling our egos!

To find a paint night in your area, check out Paint Nite, Groupon or Living Social.

(Mom, I hope you’re not reading this post because you may be gifted an authentic Almond Blossoms portrait for your birthday next month! hee hee)