So ... I joined a friend and we went to Painting with a Twist in Tempe, AZ. It's a fun two-hour class with an instructor who leads students through a formulaic process of painting a particular piece. You can bring wine or beer (and some students did). Super music is blasting during the evening. And the entire experience is based on FUN! Of course I documented the class with photos. Here we go ...
You can find franchise studios in a lot of places. On the left is the painting we're working on. On the right: the instructor's work as we go through the class.
Our instructor, Eli ... a professional artist.
Students are set up with a canvas, brushes, and a paint palette.
This is the topic painting we were working from: "Summer Pines."
We started by painting the background ... three layers to indicate light. And then, in chalk, we drew our trees on the canvas.
Now add some deep green foliage.
At this point, it's time for some mustard-colored highlights after painting the tree trunks and branches.
I've already added some lighter green foliage and here I am painting more highlights.
It was a fun evening. If you have a chance, give it a try!