Monday, March 31

Wine and Greyhound Painting

Back in February, I went to a fundraiser at Wine and Design to drink some wine and paint a greyhound. Wine and Greyhounds. Always a good combo. We were given a canvas with the outline of a greyhound.
Three brushes for the acrylic paint we were using.
With wine flowing, I start laying paint to canvas.
With our instructor McClean giving us pointers, we are all having a go at it.
Before I know it, I realize I am painting Stella. Miss you sweet girl.
Once finished with the painting, we put on a border. There even appears to be roaching greyhound painting.
A few more strokes, and a purple collar make Stella complete.
Kris and Trina finish off the wine while displaying their artwork. 

The best part was when McClean presented Joyce with a check for James River Greyhounds. Thanks for putting this together, Joyce. We had a blast. 


  1. What a fab idea. Loving the paintings.

  2. Wine and Greyhounds and painting - could there be anything better? Love your Stella painting. What a great event and good cause.
    Lynne x

  3. This is a great idea, and it sure looks like everyone was having fun!

  4. Wow, what a fun idea for a fundraiser!! Your painting is lovely!!

    Ruby (and Angel Pip)

  5. What fun and for a wonderful cause too! You did a great job with Angel Stella!

  6. We agree, what a fun idea!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  7. That is so awesome! I wish we had something like that around here! Your Stella painting is beautiful!

  8. So happy to see you blogged about this! I didn't realize that Stella's spirit came through you to the painting--that is wonderful. You did a great job on the painting and we'll have to do it again sometime!

  9. Aw so sweet.... she is still with you ;)

  10. You immortalised Stella beautifully :) Looks like everyone had a great time as well as raised some money. A wonderful idea.

  11. That looks like SO much fun! I would love to do that and paint Girly Girl. You have a talent there.

  12. I've heard of this 'paint your own greyhound' fundraiser before. It sounds like a great idea! Even those who feel they are not artistic can fill in an outline and make a background and take something home, while having fun (and wine) in the process.

    Not surprised you found yourself painting Stella. If I were doing that, I wouldn't be at all surprised if one of my 'bridge' dogs hadn't turned up!

  13. wow how goreous your painting is and looks like you had a fun time too.

    sue x

  14. What a great idea, that looked like a super class. Your painting of Stella is great, I miss her lots too!
    Pippa :)