First Time Painting

A lot happened in 2015 and one of the experiences I had was going to a paint and drink event with my best friend.  This took place at a winery and I had no idea what to expect other than drink wine. This is my best friend and me before the painting started.  Once it…

Beach Painting while in Michigan

As we have already had a couple snows up here in Michigan already, and Christmas is getting closer, thinking of the beach and gifts is what was on my mind tonight. As I have done a few beach paintings already,  this one is going to be a gift for someone.  After doing a beach painting…

Owl Painting

The book I had mentioned in the other post is where this next painting came from.  It is a wonderful painting to buy for a kids’ room or the person who loves collecting owl decorations. I did this on an 8 x 10 poster frame.  I first started sitting behind the fruit trees on our…

Mini Butterfly Paintings

I have always wanted to paint mini paintings and then sell them online.  As these mini butterfly paintings would be the perfect size to ship, there is still a good amount of work that needs to be done.  The yellow-ish butterfly needs some additional work, but the pink/red butterfly is pretty much ready to go!…

The Love Bird Tree Painting

As we are in a new place in Michigan, almost at the tip of the thumb, and out in the country, I took this beautiful day as a time to paint, especially since I haven’t in a while. The book that I am getting these paintings from is amazing… is a great way to learn,…

The Peacock Painting

The other day it was really nice out, so I decided to paint out by the pond.  Minus the wind and bugs, it wasn’t too bad.  One day, I will have the ability to paint my surroundings and have them turn out a lot better than what the one was going to look like with…

Butterfly Painting

Some time has went by since I’ve posted about a painting.  Amazon has a book for painting parties and provides images to paint for beginners, using acrylic paints. The painting I chose to do first is of butterflies – they suggested to use stencils, but when you really want to paint… and you don’t have…

The Pier Sunset Painting

Do you ever get that yearning to learn more about a particular subject that you are excited about?  That’s how I feel about painting right now and why it’s such a great learning experience going to these painting classes at Painting with a Twist.  There is a new skill you end up learning each time…

The Beach Scene Painting #1

The other night I had trouble figuring out what to paint and ended up trying to recreate the first beach scene I had painted with Painting With a Twist. This weekend the weather is calling for some storms and rain all weekend… so as I was reading a book I had bought on Amazon around…

The Night of Misc. Paintings

Having ‘Painters block’ where you can’t decide what to paint sucks.  There are so many options, but as you are trying to learn the techniques and really don’t feel like reading, you come to a road block… or at least I did tonight. Over the weekend I tried to follow along with a video on…

First Bob Ross Painting

While growing up, we didn’t have cable… we had basic TV and Gumby was one of my favorite shows… as well as watching Bob Ross paint.  Even though I don’t remember all of the details, watching the painting come to life was pretty amazing.  As you are painting, listening to music is nice – however,…

Bundle of Flowers!

I live in the city, within a suburb, and they send the residents a catalog of different events and activities going on during certain times during the year.  This last one I had received had sunflowers with a green faded background behind it.  Needless to say, it was an inspiration for this next painting.  Using…

Spring Flower Painting!

As I currently live in the city, and after the beach painting had been done, I decided to see where the other Painting With a Twist locations were at.  About a 5 minute walk from my place, there was one I had found that just opened late 2016.  After talking with some friends, we decided…