On Sunday, I had the opportunity to hang out with some of my favorite in-laws/friends. We all got together to do some painting and drink some wine...what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon :) We took a class at a local studio and learned how to paint this awesome horse you see above.
This is something I've wanted to do for quite a while, but was scared as to what my finished piece would look like! So I thought I'd show you some of the step-by-step pictures of my painting. Because trust me, if I could do this, you can too! They walk you through the whole process, but everyone's paintings looked so different in the end.
We started with the background, leaving space for where the horse would go.
Then we started to sketch. Here are some of the in-process shots of my horse coming to life.
Shading is something I've always had trouble with, but the instructor was great about walking us through and helping us individually to get the look we were going for.
The funnest part (in my opinion) was adding the tail. All the wild strokes and fun colors!
Then we were told to sign our painting. Of course I wanted to sign mine in pink :) So I added some new color to my palette and while I was at it, added some pink stokes to my horse's main and tail too.
This was such a fun day and I loved the whole atmosphere of The Painting Barn. We got to drink wine, listen to fun music and create a "masterpiece" as well :)