Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"Wine" down and Paint

Starting this fall, I will be teaching more "Wine" down and Paint nights At the Hampton House
I will supply everything, you bring wine, or your beverage of choice and a snack if you feel up to it.
5:30-6:00 "Wine" down time and we will paint at 6:00 Please be on time.

If you bring a guest add $5.00 to the cost. (A guest may not be a Hampton Cove Homeowner who is not a Hampton House member)

Time: “Wine-down” 5:30-6:00
Paint Promptly at 6:00.
*depending on the subject matter we should end the class around 9:00. Please try to be on time.

September 16th : Van Gogh’s Starry Night

October 21 : Geometric Wine Glass (simple but fun/elegant)

November 18: Paint your Pet : Take a good picture of your pet and bring it in as a reference **SORRY,NO PETS ALLOWED

December 16 : Paint your house: Bring a frontal view of your house as a reference. (We will paint it “Crooked style”)

January 20 : Modern Martini

February 17: Date Night: Bring your significant other and we will paint a Picasso style portrait.

March 17 : Koi Pond

April 21: Van Gogh Still life –Flowers

***No May Class ***

June 9 Geared to college students: We will paint Big Al or Aubie to match your dorm accessories!! If there is someone who will attend another college other than Alabama or Auburn, I will need at least a week notice to work on the mascot!! If you are an upper classman and want to do your “GREEK” affiliation we can do that.

To contact me to see if there is availability email me at apope@hsv.k12.al.us

**Private parties are available with advanced notice.** If you want to use the Hampton House Facility, contact the office and book the room through them.
paint nights.

Crosses are becoming my signature subject. I love the fanciful fun in painting them--non-stressful too. I was asked to do this for a co-worker whom I had already painted a cross for. The first cross hangs in her room at home. Her daughter missed it so much that I painted this for her apartment in college.

Ahhh...football season! The Alabama and Auburn rivalry, tailgating, rammer jammer, Roll Tide must I say more. I had the privilege recently to have a private paint party for girls who were heading off to their perspective colleges. We tried to paint something
to decorate their dorm rooms AND include the schools mascots. We had a blast and the end pictures definitely a hit in the dorm rooms.

Koi Pond

This is an acrylic painting for a challenge I did this summer. I had taken time off so the challenge here was getting back into the swing of painting. I have set up a "studio" at my house so that has been fun!

I have loved sharing my talent with others. I had a private 21st birthday party for these adorable girls. We painted martini glasses at a Mexican restaurant. They did an awesome job and the "entertainment" from the locals at the bar kept us laughing.

St. George Lighthouse

We have really found St. George and Appalachia to be our new favorite beach destination. The quaint town is so inviting, and the locals welcome you like a neighbor. The unspoiled beach is so gorgeous and the family atmosphere draws us back.
The St. George lighthouse is on the barrier island and near where we stayed. I attempted to do a water color post card. Yup another challenge for me but fun. I still need to figure out how to work fast and keep the water right. Maybe I will stick with acrylic or oils.

St. George Island

The beach is my favorite place on earth. I love how my senses are overwhelmed each day-from sun up to sun down. My birthday trip in July was amazing. I enjoyed a martini on the beach at sunset--Just what I wanted.

This is a water color (first attempt) I tried to paint at St. George Island. I took a watercolor class over the summer and found it to be very challenging. So different from what I am used to! I was excited that I was able to finish it before the water dried!