ROBERTA: One of the goals I had for this winter was to try something completely new--like a painting class. (I hate to talk about this following Linda Z's excellent post yesterday, but here goes.) My grandmother (Lucille Burdette) was an amateur oil painter--we have several of her works hanging in our house. In Key West, a guy called Rick Worth has been a fixture on the arts scene for twenty-five years. He is perhaps most well known for painting designs on cars, which are then called "conch cars."
So I signed up for Rick Worth's Painting Boot Camp at the Studios of Key West. Tuesday was my first day and I was nervous. I can assure you that I've shown no sign of artistic talent in my life so far.
About 30 of us were given five colors of latex house paint and two brushes and he explained how to lay out the first block of color and fill in from there. We all came out with some semblance of the study he painted. Here's what his looked like on the left. And mine to the right. My husband, anyway, was very impressed. So how about you, Jungle Reds? Are you trying anything new this year?