A Painting Break

I am a very creative person in many ways.  I have many different outlets I use to showcase my creativity.  My cooking is by far my best area of expertise, but I enjoy many other facets as well.  One of those creative facets is painting.  I am still a novice, but I enjoy it none-the-less.  I have been wanting to pain again for some time, although my schedule has been pretty hectic lately, but I was able to carve out a little time to go paint  with my friend Elizabeth the other day.  We spent an afternoon at Pinot’s Palette in Westminster.  We both picked some pictures we were drawn to and painted away.  She had never done this before.  Since Elizabeth had never done this before, she was given easy step-by-step instructions to follow for the picture she chose to paint.  I’ve done it many times, and I winged it with no instructions at all.  I was simply eyeballing it.  As always, we had a good time and a lot of laughs.




The picture in the background was what I used as my guide for my painting.  Mine is a little different, but then just like when I follow a recipe, I am always going to make it my own.


Our finished masterpieces.


After our painting session, I took Elizabeth to Mumtaz, only my favorite family-owned and operated Lebanese restaurant around.  Mediterranean Mumtaz.  This was another first for Elizabeth.  She had never eaten Mediterranean food like this before.  She thoroughly enjoyed it.  She has already said she is ready to go back again.

Elizabeth is enjoying her first ever little bit of baklava.


Pure baklava bliss.


In honor of the start of the fall season, my favorite season, I painted a little fall for the inside of my house too.


Elizabeth and I had a fun girl’s day.  Sometimes, we all need a break from reality and we just need to go out and have some fun.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

62 thoughts on “A Painting Break”

      1. It’s an excellent start! I’m playing around with oil pastels. I’d like to try watercolors but don’t think I’m quite there yet…

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      2. I’m learning to enjoy it. I’m the sort that tends to like to catch on very quickly. Can’t do that with painting… lol

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  1. Yes!! Your pictures were great!!
    Here we have what’s called Painting with a Twist, you get to bring your wine and paint with a friend. They give you step-by-step instructions too. So much fun, when I can afford it, I want to do another class soon!

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