Last week I attended a two hour acrylic painting class at Pinot’s Pallete in St. Matthews with my friend Brooke and her sister-in-law.  They do classes almost every night and have a bar where you can buy beer, wine or mixed cocktails to sip on while you paint.

We painted an elephant and it was a lot of fun!  I went in there anticipating a canvas with an outline of the elephant already there, but much to our surprise, we all sat down to a blank, white canvas.  At first we were extremely intimidated, but our instructor was awesome and did a great job of showing us how to do the outline of the elephant ourselves. We started with a grid on the canvas and she instructed us where on the grid to place dots of paint and then which dots to connect until we had our basic outline.

Painting Elephants

Once we had the basic outline, we filled in the grey for the elephant, which looked like this

Painting Elephants

After that we filled in the background before adding detail to the elephant

Painting Elephants

After adding details step by step to the background and the elephant, we ended up with a final painting!  They all looked a bit different, but yet very similar.  Here was my end result.

 

Painting Elephants

And here is a group shot from the whole class

It was a lot of fun and I definitely want to do it again soon!