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Warming Up To Art
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 • Posted January 18, 2013

It was cold outside on a quiet overcast day, but it was a ‘great day to paint’ at The Painted Tree Studio. It turned out to be a mother/daughter day of painting. Rachel Yount gave her mother Lisa Polk a Christmas present of a class and Andrea Wilson brought her 4th grader Kyra. Aprons were selected and then you sit in front of your blank white canvas. Any artist will tell you; this is the scariest time when you look at a blank canvas. An example of the painting we would all be painting was on display and we began. As instructions were given, which brush to use, how to mix colors together, colors were washed, painted, stroked onto the canvas…all stress, anxieties, tensions were dissolved. The background music of nature, birds, water flowing soaked into our being as we continued to relax and enjoy the process. Yes, the process of painting. It isn’t a master piece we are creating to sell for large sums of money at the end of the week. And although we would like our loved ones to say something nice about the painting when we take it home; the objective is for the artist to look at the painting and reflect back on that relaxing, fun time that they had while painting at The Painting Tree Studio.

Our website www.thepaintedtreestudio will tell you about our Winter Special for January and February. Our Paint & Sip classes will be reduced to $20 a person for these months. The next class is Friday, January 25th, 7-9pm. The studio is located down the street from the Post Office on Wren Street. February will have two classes around Valentine’s. If you want to take ‘your sweetheart’ to one of these classes and are a little short on funds, give me a call. Since back surgery during the summer I have many restrictions. I would love to barter/trade out some functions around the house that I find difficult. Don’t let that little thing called money prevent you from having some painting fun at PAINT & SIP, located at THE PAINTED TREE STUDIO.

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