Herbs and Hors d'oeuvres
I've been on a fresh herb kick! When a dear friend wanted to co-host a watercolor workshop for her bible study, I gave them some options of what we might create. Truth be told, I've always wanted to paint a series of herbs for some fun kitchen art. While I did provide some other subject options, I hoped the ladies would love this herb idea as much as I did... I was in luck!
After I wrangled in my artistic teaching side-kick, Holli Luther, we discussed the most effective way to bring these paintings to life through an evening of relaxed fellowship and fun.
Complete with fresh herbs to study and smell.
While the ladies arrived they enjoyed cheeses, fruit, crackers, good conversation and wine. I always enjoy this part of getting to know other sisters.
After about 30 minutes, we got down to business starting with the rosemary, then thyme, then working our way up to the more challenging herb, parsley.
To be honest, I get a little nervous when we get started as everyone talks about their lack of painting skills, but after first practicing a few brush strokes, it always comes together beautifully in the end!
Our hostess was so relaxed and gracious. Even though being the mother of a little baby, she was able to take a break from being a mamma, paint and enjoy the evening.
As usual, I ended up loving the freshness, diversity and variety of other people's artwork!
Everyone took 3 - 8X10 herb paintings home to give or to frame. God is good all the time!
Let me know if you'd like to host a watercolor workshop.
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