Two Teens And Their Mama: Wine + Painting = Fun

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Wine + Painting = Fun


A few weeks ago my sister and I went to a Corks and Canvas event for a really fun night of wine and painting.  If you haven't heard of the concept, I highly recommend it for a unique night out with friends. For a reasonable fee ($45 in our case) we received a glass of wine, all our paint supplies, and step by step instructions to complete the featured masterpiece of the night.  

In case you can't tell....ahem...our featured masterpiece was "Deception Pass at Sunset". Well....it kind of looks like a bridge at sunset.  My husband was very complimentary, but let's just say there's a reason I will never be considered "artistic" :).

We arrived at the winery and entered a room full of people who looked like they knew what they were doing.  Oh dear.  Some were very seriously looking at the sample painting and others were gathering their supplies. My sister and I chose seats next to two other women who looked as clueless as we were and then headed to pick out our wine.

The blank canvas staring back at us from the easel was a bit intimidating.  I certainly wasn't expecting paint by numbers, but I had no idea how I was going to create "Deception Pass at Sunset" from this.  However, once the class started, it actually wasn't too difficult.  The instructor took us through the painting step by step, giving guidance on which colors to use and how to do different techniques.

We had decided that my sister would have my glass of wine as well as hers.  I was the designated driver, and I'm such a lightweight, even one glass is too much when I'm responsible for life and limb.  This, however, was a mistake.  Shortly after she started her second drink, my sister somehow managed to paint what looked like a tiny surfer on the water in her painting. This gave us the giggles.  Our instructor was not as amused, and kept throwing irritated glances our way as we tried to get ourselves under control.   

After several hours and much merriment, this is what I came up with.


Not exactly a Monet.  But trust me, it looks better from farther away.  Really, it does. It's been sitting on the floor in my office reminding me what a fun night I had with my sister.  I think we need to try "Van Gogh Sunflowers" next.  I hope they let us come back :).


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  2. That looks like a lot of fun, you did a great job.....I have no creative skills whats so ever and even more so if i have a couple glasses of wine in my system!!! I would love to see what my masterpiece would look like though!!

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    1. Well, you are very kind! We really did have a blast - you should try it!

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    1. It would be a lot of fun with a large group of friends!

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  4. This sounds so fun! And when I first saw the picture of you and your sister, I just thought you had found 2 paintings of a series to buy! I think you both have a lot more talent than you admit! This was a very entertaining post :)

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    1. Thank you. I've always said I'm good at copying so this was perfect for me. I promise you it doesn't look that good close up :)

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  5. I keep thinking I need to give this a shot! But I absolutely can't paint (can barely draw a stick figure). I think I'd be like you and get the giggles, especially since I always get them at the most inappropriate times, like in the middle of an argument. Yep, gotta give it a shot and see if I can make it through the whole class, haha!
    Kim (& Chloe)

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    1. You should definitely give it a try - it was so much fun. Thank you for stopping by!

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  6. That looks like fun! If an instructor works at a venue that serves wine they need to be prepared for giggles. That they weren't amused says much about them!

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    1. I know, right? I remember thinking the same thing. This particular instructor was kind of stuffy, but I know they rotate, so maybe next time he/she will be more fun. We still had a great time!

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  7. That looks like fun, but like your sister I would probably need two glasses of wine to make it through! LOL

    Stopping by from SITS girls. Http://www.LivingHappierAfter.com

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    1. She definitely thought the wine helped! Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Love the idea of this night...will have to check to see if there are any in my area. BTW, your painting looks great. I'm so artistically challenged that stick people come out looking bad!

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    1. Thank you - you are very kind! If you can find one in your area it's a great night out.

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