Drinking and Painting at Paint Nite
Recently I’d been hearing a lot about the popularity of painting nights. You know, the ones that combine alcohol and painting classes. It sounded like a lot of fun and I knew I just had to try it for myself. Enter Paint Nite – an organization that holds several of these classes throughout the LA area. I browsed through the schedule and decided to head back to my beloved Downtown and attend a class at Casey’s Irish Pub.
I had no idea what to expect and was pleasantly surprised to find a room already set up for us with easels and paint and everything we needed. I was also shocked at how popular it was.
That’s a lot of canvas!
Our instructor for the night was Ezra Edmond and he did a great job. He selected a painting for us to follow but encouraged us to think outside the box and just use it as a guideline. That’s exactly my line of thinking so I was pretty excited.
So here’s the sample painting.
Pretty cute. But I’m not so into pink so I started with a blue background.
Looks like my cider is trying to photobomb the picture. Anyway, I thought green might be a nice addition so I added….a bit.
So far I’ve got different colors but am keeping with the general idea. Then, I added a couple of birds thought I was done and inspiration hit. Maybe not so much inspiration but an idea that was quickly encouraged by my companion.
full disclosure: I was provided with two free tickets to Paint Night. I paid for my own food and drinks. All opinions are my own.