I have started Hosting painting events in Bowling Green Kan-tucky (kentucky) called 'putting paint on the dog'. currently we are meeting about every other month for an evening of sitting around and painting with beverages, snacks and good music. Instruction is provided for those who want it. I supply the paints, brushes and miniatures (mostly 28mm plastics) that can be kept by the painters. We are planning a couple day long saturday events over the next year that may take place at a local camp or a local church (one such day long event will be for my birthday!!!!!!!! I can't wait)). so far we have had a mix of role players and those who have never before gamed show up. It is amazing that anyone with some instruction can do a decent paint job. Tomorrow I will be having 5 local kids and some of their parents over for an afternoon of painting. we may also work on some more traditional picture painting-simple landscapes perhaps. I have found this to be an enjoyable and very relaxing way of spending time with others and fellowshiping. Plus I have had great fun showing others how to paint. I always advertise Hott with the hope of recruiting some new victims. If any of you will be passing through Kan-tucky check with me to see when the next 'Putting paint on the Dog' is. you are all welcome to come join in. -Paul
Paul, this is a great way to spread the hobby. Once people get some painted figures of their own, they’re more likely to want to play a game with them. I’ve always wondered, what is your artistic background? Did you go to art school art or just pick all this up on your own. However it’s done, the work is great. Wouldn’t it be great if you could find a prodigy among the group who could start painting for hire.
No art school though I did have some art classes in jr high and high school. I am planning on going to Western when I get old enough to take classes tuition free to get a proper education in art.
I started painting airfix minis for a project my dad assigned me in kindergarten. Imagine if you can that my punishment for a misdeed was to build and paint an Arab/French foreign legion set up. that's were the painting started. Been hooked ever since. -Paul