I facilitated my last Painting with a Twist event for the spouses’ club this month. I never expected to enjoy being a member of a military spouses’ club–however, I really have. It still feels strange to realize this was also my last club meeting before my husband and I move back to the US. I have met some very lovely humans here.
For this painting session, I traced out the traditional Portuguese rooster. I wanted people to have a painting of something they could associate with their time here on the island, much like the flowers and fish from our first Painting with a Twist, or the cow canvas boards from the second event I hosted.
I always love these events. I am constantly delighted to see the various ways different individuals can take the same starting image and make it uniquely their own.
I started out with a brief demonstration, and explanation of color mixing. After that, people were welcome to play and experiment with their paintings in any way they wanted. I was around to happily answer questions or concerns people had throughout the completion of their paintings.
I always try to emphasize that most important aspect of a projects like this, is to simply relax and enjoy the process of painting with other nice humans. If you end up with a painting you like that is pleasant extra.