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An Afternoon of Painting & Wine with Bottle and Bottega Tampa

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon painting and drinking wine at Bottle and Bottega Tampa. Bottle and Bottega Tampa invited local Tampa bloggers to join them for a class.

An Afternoon of Painting & Wine with Bottle and Bottega Tampa

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon painting and drinking wine at Bottle and Bottega Tampa. Bottle and Bottega Tampa, located in Oldsmar, invited local Tampa bloggers to join them for a class. I was thrilled to be invited, especially when I found out my friends Eugenia Genia Be Me and Lucielle from Lucielle Salomon would be there. I also met Katie from Helpful Homemade and Meghann from Meals and Miles.

Inside Bottle and Bottega Tampa

Inside Bottle and Bottega Tampa

Once you arrive for your painting session, they will ask you to sign in.

Inside Bottle and Bottega Tampa in Oldsmar, FL

All over the studio you can see the many different pieces of art from the instructors.

Inside Bottle and Bottega Tampa in Oldsmar, FL

The studio is large enough to have two different sessions at one time. It’s perfect for bridal parties or groups of over 10.

Inside Bottle and Bottega Tampa in Oldsmar, FL

Here is where our session was going to happen.

Snacks

Food and Drink

Bottle and Bottega catered our event with Tijuana Flats, so there was fresh food available before we began.

Our Painting Session

Art Instructor at Bottle and Bottega Tampa

After about an hour we sat down to start painting with our instructor. She showed us the painting we’d be recreating.

Starting my painting

I sat down with a glass of wine and looked over the painting.

Acrylic paint

Underneath our easels, we had a paper plate with acrylic paint in white, black, purple, green, blue, yellow and red.

Blocking Out my canvas

To begin, the instructor had us divide the canvas in half, and then divide the bottom section in half again. After that, I used my 3 fingers to create distance from the left side of the canvas so that I could create my circle (for the sun) to the right of my fingers.

Sky on the page

After blocking out the shapes on the canvas, I started painting the background. While the original piece is very orange, Lucielle, Eugenia and I decided to make it more pink and purple than orange. None of us like orange. I mixed white with red, white with purple, red + purple + white, and a tiny bit of red + yellow + white for my background. For the sun I mixed white and yellow to make it a bold yellow sun. Pro tip – as you’re doing this, paint down the sides of your canvas and the top too.

Adding the shadows

Next I painted the bottom black.  Then I went back in to add more layers to the sky, really envisioning a Maui sunset. I did left to right motions as guided by the instructor to create the impression of clouds in the sky.

Sea Oats

The last step was to add the sea oats.

Lucielle and Eugenia's Paintings

You can see Lucielle’s painting on the left and Eugenia’s on the right. I love all the colors we used!

Meghann and Katie's paintings

Meghann & Katie went more traditional with their colors. Meghann’s is on the left and Katie’s is on the right.

Finished Paintings

Here we all are with our finished paintings. From left to right – Katie – Meghann – me – Eugenia – Lucielle.

Rebel Paintings

The three of us with our rebel paintings.

Me and Eugenia

I love my hair in this shot.Me and Eugenia

Me and Eugenia. Love her!

What I Wore to Paint

Natasha Denona Face Glow in 10 Porcelain, too dark on its own

Indirect daylight tells all! I didn’t add white to Natasha Denona Face Glow in 10 Porcelain, and it’s too dark on its own for my skintone. My neck and chest look significantly lighter than the rest of me.Wearing Kat Von D Backstage Bambi

I thought it looked fine in my studio light.

My Simple Makeup
Natasha Denona Face Glow in 10 (I should have added white to this)
Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder in Light
Urban Decay X-Rated blush
Tarte Seduce blush
Makeup Geek Cosmetics Celestial highlighter
Urban Decay Chill Setting spray
Kat Von D Sexer pencil
Kat Von D Backstage Bambi liquid lipstick

I really had a great time at Bottle and Bottega Tampa. I love painting with friends, as I’ve done this several times before. Have you ever tried this? Let me know!

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