Yesterday was my friend’s 26th birthday and we went to a paint and sip party (an event where you paint a picture the instructor sketched as you drink wine). I never been to one before, so it was exciting to participate in one. The picture we painted was of a voluptuous black woman with long flowing hair. She was beautiful. As soon as I saw the sketch I knew what I wanted to do.
I wanted my painting to be colorful and whimsical, so I used yellow and orange as the background. Then I added streaks of brown to give it some contrast and an earthy look. Next, I was inspired by Avatar, because of the Omaticaya clan’s beautiful blue skin—so, I decided to paint my woman blue. Afterwards, I wanted her hair to resemble a tree and painted it green.
Once I finished and took a step back, my painting looked a little flat still. Then I looked over and saw the person’s next to me painting and she was putting gold streaks in her woman’s hair. That motivated me to not only put gold streaks in my jungle woman’s hair, but red and silver as well.
When I saw the finished product of my painting, I was in love with it. My woman was wild, bold and absolutely stunning. It totally resembled my personality.
All in all, the paint and sip party was great even though I didn’t get home until after eleven at night, but it was totally worth it. I’m grateful for being able to celebrate my friend’s birthday and meet some new people too. I’m looking forward to the next time.