Saturday, May 21, 2011

Another Painting . . . By Me!

Obviously not perfect, but I am quite happy with my Eiffel Tower painting I did at my local painting parlor. This is the 4th painting I've done - I've also managed a chicken (I posted about her here), a rooster, and a cat! I knew the tiny lines would be a challenge since I do not have very steady hands, but I really wanted to do it and it turned out better than I expected!

The instructor paints the picture also (on his own canvas) as you go, so you get to see actual technique as it's happening. We did the background first - which is always so much harder for me than it should be - then the dots. Next, we traced the Tower and the floral design at the top and then used the tiniest brush ever to fill everything in.
It was my late birthday present to myself (I even used my first ever groupon) and I had tons of fun!


The Catnap Cottage said...

this is beautiful and you are a painter, girlfriend! :-) wish i were closer, i would go to the class with you. have fun and keep posting them for us to see! xx c

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Annette I love it!!!!!!! You did a fantastic job with it! I am so glad that you were able to do something special for yourself for your birthday and so happy you had a great time!! Happy birthday sweet lady!!