Painting with a Twist Benefit: Paint Your Pet

Miami Beach Commissioner John Alemán invites you to a National Dog Day Fundraiser for Miami Beach Pets at the Miami Beach Painting with a Twist. It’s a special benefit edition of Painting with a Twist’s Pet Your Pet class.  You send a pic of your pet in and the staff prepare a canvas for you to work your artistic magic. If you’re not a natural born Rembrandt, don’t worry, the instructors will help you step by step, so you leave with a fabulous portrait of your pet. Don’t have a pet but still want to participate? No problem! Painting with a Twist will also offer an Open Studio class, so you can pick ANY painting in the studio you see and they will help you paint it! Click here for more info and to register.

When I first moved to Miami Beach, I took a Paint Your Pet class at Painting with a Twist. It was a lot of fun. It started with the picture of Bodhi you see below. I sent it to Painting with a Twist.

The Source Photo of Bodhi

They prepped a canvas with a beautiful pencil sketch of the Bodhilicious One. It was so nice I just wanted to keep the drawing! I was afraid of ruining it with my clumsy brushstrokes. But the instructors convinced me otherwise and I dove right in.

The Crucial Glass of Wine in the Foreground.

You start with the background. You can see I opted for the “minimalist look.” (It was easier than painting all those trees!)

Getting Started

Then I worked on the dog himself.

Almost Done!

And here’s the finished product!

The Finished Product

There will be food and wine. The event is Saturday, August 26 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. To get details and to reserve your seats click here.


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