Paint and Plonk at Balaklava Courthouse Gallery

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!

Work in progress

Wine Glass Paintings

Vase Paintings

Paint and Plonk at Wild Saffron May 2019

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.

Owl

Cats and Dogs

Completed Paintings

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

Paint and Plonk at Peter Lehmann Wines April 2019

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.

Griffin

Dead magpie

Completed Paintings

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.

Working and laughing

Bungaree Station

Paint and Plonk at Peter Lehmann Wines February 2019

What a fantastic day to head out to the beautiful Barossa Valley and spend some creative time with a lovely group of people.

This was the second Paint and Plonk event at Peter Lehmann Wines.

This time the theme was birds. The kookaburra painting was for the family of kookaburras on the property (there was even one sitting on the sign as I arrived!). Willie wagtails are also found in the area so they made a nice addition to the wine painting featuring a bottle from the Art ‘n’ Soul collection.

Peter Lehmann Wines Entrance

Hard at work

Kookaburras

 

First Paint and Plonk at Peter Lehmann Wines

This is the first in a series of Paint and Plonk events at Peter Lehmann Wines in the Barossa Valley. Everyone enjoyed their fantastic wine along with delicious platters.

We used Derivan Matisse artist quality acrylic inks to create splashy wine glasses and fun jazz dancers.

Everyone had the opportunity to personalise their artworks to make their masterpieces very individual.

Peter Lehmann Paint and Plonk

Jazz Dancers

Wine Glasses

Smiling Faces

Art Group Christmas Celebration

Every year The Journey Studio’s Art Group celebrates Christmas together with a shared lunch, Kris Kringle presents and lots of laughs and wine.

It’s always a good time to get a bit silly before we take a break over the holiday period.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Art Group Christmas