Yesterday afternoon we decided to partake in the painting and drinking craze. A few months ago I decided to run the Pittsburgh marathon for the Animal Rescue League and one of the fundraisers was a painting class at Painting with a Twist. For $45 per person we had 3 hours of painting/drinking/entertainment and $33 of that went to the Animal Rescue League. Altogether the event raised $3,500 for the ARL. Not too shabby.
The picture that we painted was a picture of Pittsburgh, and it was not exactly a beginner level painting so we were a little nervous. Luckily our instructor talked us through it and they turned out pretty well!
We started out with a blank canvas with an outline penciled in so that we could all begin our painting with the right proportions:
Then we painted the sky, the water, and the darker land area. After this we listened to music and drank a beer while the paint dried.
After the background was mostly dried we painted the buildings:
Then added the highways and the Point Park fountain:
After we let that dry a little, we added all of the dots. (there were a lot). It looks much more impressive the farther back you are standing. But I was pretty proud of our masterpieces!
This morning started out with a hot mug of lemon water, a lemon raspberry muffin, and a fried egg.
Kris is off today for the holiday so I took a vacation day. 🙂 It’s going to be a good Monday!