Then, I meandered over to The Office Dining and Spirits for a painting class through Vino Van Gogh. First, I stopped at a grocery store and got some great bargains. This place had a huge bundle of bananas clearanced out, which I sliced and froze for smoothies and bread. I also snagged a Taco Bell dinner kit, which I mixed up with black beans instead of meat for a $3 dinner.
Alissa and I both got a Living Social deal and snagged this afternoon craft for $19. The artists/teachers walked us through how to paint a Chicago skyline step by step. It seemed very intimidating when we started like this:
When we finished a few hours later, Alissa and I both ended up with some pretty cool paintings. Here's my best interpretation of the skyline:
It started with creating the gradients for the sky and water out of yellow, magenta and blue. Then, we added black lines for the buildings before filling in each building separately to try and get the angles right. Finally, we outlined the buildings in gray and added the illusion of windows with white, yellow and magenta lines before adding lights along the water line.
Thanks, Alissa, for an awesome Sunday afternoon filled with wine, painting, bargains and chatting!