Well, actually it’s Paint Nite, but I can’t bring myself to type that in an actual title.
Unless you have been living under a rock the last few years, you have either heard of, or participated in a paint night yourself. They usually center quite heavily around wine which meant that I had to try it. We held a Paint NIGHT here at the park a week earlier, but since I was hosting it, I was working and unable to participate. BOO! It looked like it was a lot of fun and everyone’s paintings were incredible. It didn’t hurt that we had an amazing artist come up from Vancouver to lead the painters, but I digress.
The Paint Nite we attended was held at Summerhill Estate Winery in the tasting room. You had the option of coming a little earlier to order some food, but by the looks and smells coming from the plates around me, I decided that we made a good decision to skip that particular part. Who knew that garlic toast could smell like dirty gym socks? I wish the people directly in front of me had decided to skip it too. Anyway, we were to paint a lovely picture entitled ‘Moonlit Garden’ or something like that. I counted close to 60 painters crammed in to rows, and it was hot – hence the flip flops (don’t judge). We were given 4 dollops of paint on our plates – white, blue, red and yellow (just so you know how our masterpieces evolved).
The artist walked up and down the rows telling you step by step how to go about your masterpiece. Sometimes you could hear, sometimes you couldn’t and only about 40% of the time could you see. The tulip leaves weren’t all tulip leaves, and I had to eventually just let it go. Ordering more wine helped with that.
It is a great date night idea and a fun way to spend time with friends. For the cost of about $35 CAD, you can have fun and come home with something to show for it. Just realize you’re there to have fun, not suddenly realize that you’re the next undiscovered Picasso. Well, maybe Picasso. His art was a little out there after all.
Seated Woman (1937)