getting my paint on :: 1

i'm taking mati and lisa's get your paint on class and i love, love, love it.

i've never painted before. i've always wanted to, and when i saw this class i knew i had to sign up. it has been even better than expected. i love lisa and mati's work and it has been awesome to get a sneak peek inside their heads and their studios.

this week's assignment was to do a painting based on the  gee's bend quilts. this was so fun.  i know i could have used tape to make my lines really clean, but i didn't want to.  i really wanted the wobbly look and feel that i get when i think of gee's bend quilts.  since i've never painted before, i sure did learn a lot about which brushes i like and don't like, how quickly i need to paint before the paint dries, how the colors aren't always the color they look when they're in the tube,  and how hard it is to paint a straight line!

anyway, i had a blast, and i can't wait to see what they have for us next week!