Fall Tree CASE

I have been intrigued by the number of "Paint and Pour" classes that are offered in my area, but have not yet brought myself to attend one.  If you are unfamiliar with the concept, It is a two hour painting class where you sip wine while you paint (acrylics) and come home with a completed canvas.  The approximate cost is around 50 bucks, depending where you go and whether you have to buy your own wine or bring it, and also the quality of the teachers.  I just can't wrap my head around the idea that you can paint something worth hanging, but the sample paintings on the schedules are all very nice looking.

To mess with my head even further, I have recently discovered that there is a home party company that allows you to have a paint and pour event in your own home!  If anything is more mind-boggling than the idea that a person with no art training and experience can paint something nice in two hours, it is the idea that a person can buy a kit and TEACH others to do it!   Now, there are a few cheats - there are specific step by step instructions, and also a transfer where you can copy the base drawing onto your canvas.  For the same $50 I would spend to paint one canvas in someone else's facility, I figure I can do a bunch of canvases in my own home - I only need the paints and brushes once.  The instructions/transfers are inexpensive, only $3 each.  As I was deciding if I wanted to throw money at this idea, I looked at the site to see what paintings they had available.

I tell you this because one of the paintings is the inspiration for this 4x4:
Mine is done with markers on a scrap of kraft I had when I cut apart yesterday's card (I will certainly make another card or two based on the suggestions I've received; give me a day or two to digest it).  This is the original:
I think maybe I don't need all the paints and canvases, or even detailed instructions - I will just improvise with what I have.

Juliet Arrighi


Chris said...

Great job!! I love it. :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your painting....! That would be a fun party....I love the idea of making a canvas- I have purchased some supplies...now need to just do it. If I try....it will not look like the one you made...... in regards to being nice.....