Sip and Paint

By: Jill Finger

Feb 23 2015

Category: Uncategorized

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Focal Length:4.12mm
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Camera:iPhone 5


For Christmas, Bonnie bought us an afternoon at Keegan Ales in Kingston doing a “Sip and Paint.” After being postponed once in January for bad weather, we were rescheduled for yesterday.  We got a free beverage of our choice and a two hour painting lesson.  Our teacher, who was also named Jill, passed around a butterfly template for us to trace on the canvas, in chalk, or we could freehand the butterfly.  Bonnie and I chose to use the template as we were both novices at this.  After tracing, we outlined the butterfly in red and filled in the background in red. Then we painted a one inch thick line in black all around the butterfly and painted on the antennae. (bottom picture)  Next, Jill showed us how to blend colors in the wings, which was really hard, as we tried to make the wings match. Bonnie was much better at blending than I was, so mine came out striped looking.  Hers is softer and, to my thinking, more realistic.  We finished with dots on the wings and highlights in the background. It was great fun, and, while I’m not turning in my rotary cutter for a paintbrush, I would do it again in a heartbeat.  Thanks, Bonnie, it was a unique and memorable Christmas gift.

One comment on “Sip and Paint”

  1. Very nice! The main thing was the fun of going together for the afternoon!


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