Introduction to Painting Class

Introduction to Painting Class

ever since i can remember, i have always been on the lookout for painting classes. as you know, i have quite a bit of experience with drawing, as i love doing portraits in charcoal or pencil. but with painting, i always get a bit apprehensive. not only because i find it quite difficult to render color on paper, but also because i’m scared to go in a class where all the other people have already had the skill and experience beforehand. yeah, i hate being judged. especially for my art work. so, do be gentle with me in the comments, now. 🙂

but then, last week, i felt quite lucky to stumble upon this painting school that organizes classes for people who have never ever painted in their lives. and they even offer a discount for this introductory class. what’s more, it’s a mere fifteen-minute walk from where i live, which is just perfect!

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St Emilion, France

during my first trip in France, i was lucky enough to have my then-boyfriend-now-husband and my in-laws as tour guides. and since i told them that it was my life-long dream to visit a vineyard, they organized an educational tour for me to Saint Emilion, a famous and quite touristic village a few miles east of Bordeaux.

i remember being so excited riding the car on the way there. i can still remember being fascinated by the huge and smiley sunny sunflowers along the road. and you can imagine how thrilled i was at the first glimpse of the rows and rows of vineyards on the rolling hills.

once we were in the vicinity of the vines, it felt like going through a maze finding our way to Clos La Madeleine.

the entrance to the caves where the wines are casked and aged

here, we made a tour around the vineyard and also inside the distillery and into the cave on a guided tour about the process of wine-making.

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Typhoon Yolanda’s (Haiyan) Wake

I would just like to share this video to as many people as possible. Help is desperately needed.

Here’s one way you can help via Red Cross donation.

Please share to as many people as possible.

Thanks!