My helpers and I dropped my paintings into the Clare Valley Wine, Food & Tourism Centre today for the Clare Valley Portrait Prize, a small local competition where you are encouraged to paint someone that you know.
A big thank you to the Balaklava Courthouse Gallery for inviting me to be a part of their fundraiser last week with a Paint and Plonk event.
There was a lot of fun and laughter with great food and wine while being surrounded by fantastic paintings for inspiration.
Beautifully vibrant wine glasses and vases of flowers were created in acrylic ink.
As always, I love to see the variety of paintings that come from the same idea. Well done everyone!
We had fantastic time at Wild Saffron with our Paint and Plonk event featuring Owls and Pussycats (and dogs for those not feeling the cat vibe).
As always, the food was delicious and plentiful and there was lots of fun and laughter.
Everyone created the artworks in their individual styles by getting creative with colours etc. using the vibrant artist quality Derivan Matisse acrylic ink.
Another fun day at Peter Lehmann Wines for Paint and Plonk.
For this event the first painting was inspired by ‘Eight Songs for a Mad King’ (a favourite of Peter Lehmann) and the second painting was of a magpie which are often found around the winery.
As usual we used artist quality, Australian made Derivan Matisse acrylic inks.
Each painting is just a guideline with the opportunity for individual creativity by changing colours, style or subject as you will see from the photos. Even those who use the suggested colours still have their own style coming through which is always lovely to see.
I was asked to visit the local primary school to join one of the classes in a painting activity.
This term they have been learning about kitchen gardens which was a fun theme to work with.
The kids loved using the vibrant acrylic inks to bring their drawings to life. After cutting out their completed paintings a stand was added which created a really beautiful pop-up effect.
We had an Irish themed Paint and Plonk for St Patrick’s Day at Peter Lehmann Wines.
Using artist quality acrylic ink we create some clover using a negative painting technique along with a cute Irish terrier.
As usual the venue, wine and food were fantastic.
Today, despite the heat, we had a fun Paint and Plonk event at Bungaree Station.
Vicky and Charlie did an amazing job providing a great venue and delicious local food and wine.
What a beautiful place to visit with so much interesting history as it was established in 1841.