Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Let's Talk Vintage #29: My First Attempt at Painting the Eiffel Tower

Last week I joined a friend for a local painting event.
 
I had seen them advertised for a while
and my curiosity won...
 
My friend Patti and I decided to try it out.
 
Our subject, Paris at night, our
focus, the ever famous: Eiffel Tower.
 I decided this would be a fun topic for LTV!
The Eiffel Tower is definitely vintage...
my painting, vintage inspired!
 
Let's see how the evening went:
 
 
Everyone is seated pretty close to each other.
See all of our blank canvases ready to go?
 
 
 
 
Here I am, all set!
 

 
I missed taking a photo of the first step...
wetting the canvas so it accepts the
paint better. Never knew that!
Love learning something new.
 
Next up ... painting the background blue,
then adding the "city scape" on top.
 
We were painting a mixture between
abstract and impressionism.
 
At least, in my mind I was!


 
For my first time, I think I did okay!
I LOVED painting!
 
 
The two gals across from me really liked pink.
I was starting to wish I had added more.

 
Here we are!
Mine is cut off a little
bit but I love this
photo the assistant
took of us. 
 

Now here are this week's features:
 
 
shared her latest finds...
this set of luggage is fantastic!
 
 
 
and Gina at Victorian Wannabe
highlighted her lilacs and
her antiques together.
What a lovely combination!
 
 
and Angela at Mrs. White Twig
painted this awesome desk
and brought it from drab to fab!
 
 
 
 
Now it is your turn: Let's Talk Vintage!
 
 

13 comments:

Victoria said...

I think you did a fantastic job! It looks great:) I see you got to drink wine while doing it, definitely would make it more fun:)

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Jillian! That looked like a fun class, your painting is awesome! Love it!
Thanks so much for hosting AND for the feature! I'll give you a shout out on my next post.
Gina

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

What a lovely class and painting. Thank you Jillian for Lets Talk Vintage 29. Thank you for hosting.
Joy

Victorian1885 said...

Great job Jillian! You now have a new hobby... I can't wait to see more of your paintings.

Diana Petrillo said...

Beautiful job on your Paris painting, Jill. Thanks so much for hosting!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for the party!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

oh boy - another new hobby! :) very nice!

Roselle A said...

That looks like fun! Your painting came out great!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Brave girl! You did great! Looks like a fun girlfriend thing to do. Thank you so much for featuring my luggage! I am reluctant to let it go but it is decorating my front hall for now, where the walls are the same color!

My thrift store addiction said...

Love your painting--I'm impressed! Thanks for the party!

Deanies Stash said...

Your painting is so pretty! That looks like a lot of fun.

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Thank you, Ladies! Much appreciated... can't wait to try it again. :)

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Thank you, Ladies! Much appreciated... can't wait to try it again. :)