Clare Valley Portrait Prize Delivery

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.

Featuring Willow and Gemima of course painted in Derivan Matisse acrylic ink plus my amazing sensei Richard from International Sessendo painted in Derivan Matisse Fluid Acrylic.

Willow and Gemima with their portraits

Richard

Art Sale at Rotary Art Show

It’s always nice to make a sale of an artwork so I was really pleased when ‘Cottonhead’ sold, especially as he went to friends.

The sale was even sweeter as the Rotary Art Show in Clare raises money for the community with the money from entries and the commission from sales.

Rotary Sale

Leafy Sea Dragon Paintings

Another day of having fun with kids from the local primary school. This time I was with a younger class creating leafy sea dragon paintings.

The kids loved using ‘grown up’ brushes, pens and paints. Here are some photos of their fantastic works in progress.

Leafy Seadragon 1

Leafy Seadragon 2

Leafy Seadragon 3

Pop-up Kitchen Garden Painting

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.

Kitchen Garden Paintings

Lilium Painting

Sometimes inspiration for a painting can come from the nicest places.

My mother-in-law grew this beautiful lilium then my 9 year old daughter took a stunning photo of it.

Lilium Photo

Using Derivan sepia with just a touch of magenta and burnt sienna I started to build up the layers.

Lilium in Progress

After a few sittings the painting is finally complete.

Lilium

Visiting the Picasso Exhibition in Adelaide

I took my daughters, Willow and Gemima, to have a look at the Picasso exhibition at the art gallery while in Adelaide.

Picasso Artwork

There are some very interesting prints and one bright blue sculpture that deviates from his usual style.

Grover Display

Both girls had a go at sketching their toys after looking at the artworks.

Creating Artworks

Derivan Open Day

We’ve had a fantastic time travelling to Sydney so I could be a part of the Derivan Open Day as one of the demonstrating artists. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet the staff, other artists and visitors.PaintingMeg and Eliza

It’s nice to know that the products I love so much are not only Australian made and owned but use environmentally friendly practices when making their products

I even had a little bit of time to catch up with Picasso!Hanging with Picasso

A Love Affair of all things Fowl

The official opening of ‘A Love Affair of all things Fowl’ had a great turnout and the food and drinks were amazing.

This is an exhibition featuring chickens, chooks and roosters in memory of Nancy Barry, a sweet old chook and local icon.

The artworks have been created by members of The Journey Studio Art Group.

A huge thanks to Wild Saffron for hosting the exhibition and supplying the delicious food.

Meg Kym and Taryn

Wall of chooks

More chooks

Food

Meet the Maker Market

A productive morning at the ‘Meet the Maker’ market.

Thanks to the Clare Valley Wine, Food & Tourism Centre for asking me to come along to do some art with my Derivan Matisse inks.

It was a pleasure meeting everyone who came by for a chat.

Meg Demonstrating