Total Basset Case: Cheers to Art!

Cheers to Art!

Feb 23, 2012

A few weeks ago Bethany asked me if I wanted to join her and some friends at  
Cheers to Art in Maderia.

Painting + Girls Night Out + Wine = Duh
Our painting for the night was the Cincinnati Skyline at Night.

That evening we headed to Cheers to Art  and quickly got set up with our easels, paint, brushes and of course, wine.
The staff at Cheers to Art was fantastic-so,so helpful and fun!
Our instructor for the evening, Jill, was amazing!
She did an excellent job explaining the process to us and making it so simple to follow along.
The whole experience was not nearly as intimidating as it seemed like it might be at first.

We first started with mixing 2 blue colors together to achieve the background color.
We then used black to paint in the river and buildings.
Jill instructed us which buildings to paint first and how many
brush strokes wide each building should be.
(This was turning out to be wayyy easier than my art classes in college and I loved it!)
We then added highlights to the buildings and reflections in the river.
I decided to keep mine slightly on the abstract side instead of being really precise.
(At least that's what I told myself)
Ta da!
(And no your eyes are not fooling you, Bethany and I showed in just about the exact same outfit.)

I really enjoyed this little outing and definitely want to go back again!
I would definitely recommend Cheers to Art to anyone in the Cincinnati area!


Married...with a Pup February 23, 2012 at 5:03 PM  

I've never heard of this! I'm awful at anything drawing....however, this sounds like a blast!

Cheers to Art! February 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM  

We loved having you guys! Hope to have you join in the fun again soon!

Jenny in Ohio February 23, 2012 at 6:02 PM  

how fun! I've never heard of this place...

Laura@everydayeasy February 23, 2012 at 10:05 PM  

Fun! There is a place in STL that is the same concept that I've been wanting to try.

Crissy B. February 24, 2012 at 12:25 AM  

That looks like such a fun time! Your picture turned out great!

Miranda February 24, 2012 at 12:34 AM  

that seems like so much fun! i'm so jealous you have something like that around you!

Nicole February 24, 2012 at 9:52 AM  

Love your painting. We have something like this in MS its called Easley Amused and no lie every painting in my house is from that place. hahaha

Phil and Darby Hawley February 24, 2012 at 12:05 PM  

Sounds like so much fun! I love your painting :-)

Brit February 26, 2012 at 8:51 PM  

Looks like so much fun! I'm from Cincy and I have been dying to try it!

Makaila March 1, 2012 at 12:21 AM  

Wow, I am so impressed! You actually make think I could try my hand at this. It turned out great!

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