Monday, November 12, 2012

Everyone Can Paint

In college I minored in Theatre. For one course, we had to draw and paint costumes/sets. When I started out, I was really nervous about the course because I had never drawn well and knew we would be drawing for pretty much the whole semester. Well, the first day of class we walked in and the teacher said, "Do not tell me you cannot draw. Everyone can draw." I was thinking, "OK... I won't tell you, but I don't think I can."

That very day we had to get our sketch books and draw people in the class and draw our own hands. I really did not want to draw someone else's face for fear of making them look horrible with my lack of skills. The teacher said to just draw what we saw and so I followed his very simple instructions and what do you know? The drawing I did actually looked pretty much like the person. It took forever to draw him, but I was glad I did it.

Later on in the semester, we painted as well and I really enjoyed that, but after the class ended I retired my sketch book and paints. A few weeks ago, some friends at work invited me to go to a painting class here in town. They have a different painting each day and they teach you step by step how to paint it. I thought it sounded like fun and it would be cool to paint something again so of course I went with them. :)

We had a fun time and it was easy to follow the teacher's instructions.

Here's my painting!


The original painting had red and orange too, but I left that out so that it would match the color scheme of my house. I love how it turned out and think it's cool cause I painted it myself.


Now I just have to figure out where to put it. Maybe here?


This area is void of excitement, but we'll see where it ends up. Do any of you have this kind of thing in your area?

10 comments:

Decora Adora said...

Morgan
The picture is beautiful I love your blog. You have a New follówer from chile

Kara said...

I recently changed my major to graphic design, and it's under the "fine arts" department. I'll also have to take drawing, sculpting, and all kinds of art classes before I can finish. I hope I'm telling the same stories one day. ;) Love your painting! I've heard about classes like those and they sound so fun!

pam {simple details} said...

Love your painting, Morgan! We do have a few of those painting & wine events. Looks like fun!

Faith said...

Your painting is beautiful! I absolutely love it! I wish I was a painter!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Love it Morgan! The colours are beautiful! You should be so very proud of yourself for having a piece of your very own art in the house! Angie xo

Heather said...

Very impressive Morgan! I love the colors. It will look great on that wall between the windows! I'm one of those people who cannot draw at all! Both of my kids are good at drawing and painting though so at least they have it.

Heather said...

Very impressive Morgan! I love the colors. It will look great on that wall between the windows! I'm one of those people who cannot draw at all! Both of my kids are good at drawing and painting though so at least they have it.

Laura Orr said...

I love the colors in your painting! Great job!! I have gone to a few of those painting classes- they are so fun!

Val said...

Absolutely Beautiful Painting.

Christine said...

Oh WOW Morgan!! It's FABULOUS!!!