Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Monet... I am not

There is a great art gallery in downtown Tuscaloosa that hosts an event called "My Monet" on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  You basically grab a friend or two (and maybe a bottle of wine) and pretend to be a gifted painter!  The gallery chooses a different painting for each session and an instructor guides you in the process of recreating the painting on your own canvas.  

It should come as no surprise to those who know me that I tend to be a left-brain kind of gal... which is not conducive to being particularly artistic.  So this was the perfect controlled setting for me to venture into the world of painting.  

I do have to say that I was doubtful about the final product during the process of painting... I am pretty sure I didn't like either of my attempts while I was painting them.  But with a little distance (literally) and time, I feel a little prouder of my efforts and the results.  What do you think?

"Poinsettias" December 2008

"Black-eyed susans" January 2008

16 comments:

Jodie Allen said...

I think they are great! painting is hard hard hard! i couldn't do that and I lean towards the artistic side of things usually... great job!

All This Trouble... said...

I think they're beautiful. At first, I like the Black Eyed Susans better but then I clicked on the pic and the Poinsettia is REALLY nice!

I found your other blog a few months ago and was blown away. Literally, I shed many tears and blew my nose a billion times and had to step away from it for awhile. I had that luxury but you do not. I think you are so much braver than I could ever imagine being. I'm so glad I came back to "check in" and found this new blog of yours.

Katie said...

Those are amazing!!!! Don't sell yourself short, you did a great job!!!

Jen Emery said...

Deb, you did a great job. Much better than I could ever have done. I love the Black-Eyed Susan picture. Your a gal of many talents :)

The Locke Family said...

Wow Deb, those are great!! I'm very impressed both at your skill and the fact that you are even trying it!!

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL!!

Anonymous said...

I love them both and I love that you went and enjoyed the experience. You do have artist genes....I have known that for a long time. MOMA

Anonymous said...

Those are awesome! Great job!
I'm soooo impressed!
kate

Amy Barrett said...

they are awesome! I'd hang them in my house!

Anonymous said...

Goodness! I love these. You go science teacher!

Heather S. said...

Impressive!!

Anonymous said...

You have inspired me! I think they are beautiful, as you know I am an artistic person but I don't know if I could do as well as you! So what other talent are in that left brain of yours??? Nancy

Anonymous said...

WOW! They are both great!

Dana said...

I think your paintings are lovely! What a fun idea for a class.

erin said...

Deb I'm so impressed! Did you mean lunch this coming Saturday? I am free !

Scott and Dena said...

so impressive! We missed you this weekend, but Adelyn was glad to see Uncle Josh.