The Austinot enjoys Painting Therapy at Pinot's Palette - South Lamar
Pinot’s Palette: Painting Therapy in South Austin
I once decided after a friend gifted me with his old easel that I was going to paint.
I went out to the local craft store and bought a starter kit, some brushes and some really cheap canvas. I wore an old white button-down shirt, ready to have it creatively splattered with paint.
I stood in front of the canvas and very literally had no idea where to begin. I had a general idea of something that I thought might be fun to paint. But when presented with the actual logistics of canvas and paints, I found myself lost. I did eventually put a sloppy background down and tried to do a foreground, but I hated it so much that when the easel and half-completed painting disappeared in one of my many moves, I wasn’t upset at all.
Pinot’s Palette, a Houston-originated franchise, is riding a new wave of BYOB painting places that seems to be sweeping the nation. The price of between $20 and $45 gets you all the supplies you’ll need to become the next Picasso – paints, brushes, and a canvas. The price varies based on the piece you’ll be “inspired” by — because Pinot’s takes the guesswork out of painting!