Total Basset Case: Cheers to Art!

Feb 23, 2012

Cheers to Art!

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!


Valerie Griffin said...

SO fun!

Married...with a Pup said...

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

Cheers to Art! said...

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

Jenny in Ohio said...

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

Wendy Mac said...

OMG! This looks so fun!!

Laura@everydayeasy said...

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

Crissy B. said...

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

Miranda said...

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

Nicole said...

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 said...

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

Brit said...

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

Makaila said...

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

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