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.
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.
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.
Using Derivan sepia with just a touch of magenta and burnt sienna I started to build up the layers.
After a few sittings the painting is finally complete.
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.
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
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.
What a fantastic venue! Great atmosphere and the cakes on offer were divine.
As for the creativity, everyone did an amazing job.