So this Thanksgiving weekend has been very quiet and relaxing for Matt and I.
Which is great!
But I wanted to do something fun and actually go on a date with husband. (Say whaaaaat?)
So I decided that we were going to go to a Paint Nite!
Now Matthew doesn’t believe he’s creative at all. (And to a point, he is right!)
But I think he did really well painting for his first time.
I originally picked a Paint Nite at Shoeless Joe’s on King because it’s close to where we live. (We could save money by walking!)
But unfortunately, the Jay’s had a game last night and Joe’s wanted the space for people to go see the game. (Boo)
Good thing is, the Jays won! Woo!
So Paint Nite switched the location and ended up needing to do TWO paintings at the location because another bar had the same idea as Shoeless Joe’s.
Bad thing: we had to take transit.
Good thing: we could choose between the 2 paintings!
So of course, I stuck with my swirly love birds that I originally picked and Mat decided to do the tree with a tire swing. (He thought it would be easier and manlier.)
We ended up going to Bar Italia for our Paint Nite. It’s a beautiful bar and has an upstairs space that you can rent. And it has italian food! Yum! Check them out here!
Our artist for the night was John and he was great. It was obviously a lot of work going from one painting to the other but he did it well!
I didn’t take pictures of Matt’s painting in stages because he hates getting his picture taken (and I guess that includes his paintings?) so I just took pictures of mine.
We first did a big yellow circle.
I know, hard right?
Then we added red around it.
We overlapped some yellow on top of it to crate orange. Ooooo mixing!
After adding some white and covering the entire canvas, we added dark red to the corners then light blue to the bottom. It kind of created a purple shade! Which I was totally fine with. (I LOVE PURPLE)
Then after letting is dry for a few minutes, we went on to add the birds and vines.
I was terrified of doing the birds. And I kind of messed them up at first. But you know whats the best thing about paint? You can just go over it. I made my little birds bigger and covered up my mistake.
Just like Bob Ross. You make a mistake? Then it becomes a bird. Or a happy tree.
Then we added some black to the bottom and some white dots for the cherry blossoms…
My swirly love birds!
Pretty good if I say so myself.
And this is Matt’s!
John also gave us another voucher to go to another Paint Nite BlackHawkDown for $20 off!
As I’ve said before, Paint Nite is not about doing exactly what the artist does, it’s about doing your own thing.
John also said something very interesting. “This is NOT a paint class. This is about having fun.”
It’s also a great date night idea.
I can’t wait to hang these up!
If I keep doing these, our entire apartment is going to be filled with paintings… I’ll have to take a picture and show you guys sometime.
Seriously guys, go to one! So relaxing and fun, even Matt could do it!