My daughter and I went to a Wine and Canvas event and painted a dragonfly. This was totally my idea and as soon as Christina realized she would not have to pay for it, she was totally on board.
Having the opportunity to use real paint on an actual canvas was awesome! We felt like true artists. (Except I doubt true artists would mistake their cleaning water with a glass of wine but that is why it is called Wine and Canvas, right?) We had a great teacher named Zack. There was this one girl next to me who drew a great big picture of a large inverted penis on her canvas. For some reason she wasn’t happy with it so Zack instantly transformed it into a dragonfly. THAT is talent! He also totally fixed Christina’s motion lines and as an added educational bonus, knew what a “thorax” was on a bug.
Just like real artists, we got to mix colors together and had five brushes to use. I totally blame any faulty artistry on the fact that my #5 brush had issues. Although to be honest, Christina did mention to me that mixing green with white would have worked better with paint rather than the sour cream that came with our nachos. (The event was held at a Mexican restaurant so that was totally not my fault and in fact, should be expected).
But what pissed me off the most was that Christina’s picture was better than mine. She should at least have had the decency to make sure hers was uglier since I paid.
When I mentioned hanging my picture on a wall at home, my husband vetoed the idea. He said the colors didn’t match our decor. So next time my plan will be to paint a neutral colored mostly pastel picture of a penis. With motion lines.