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.


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


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

Market Research … surely

While visiting Brisbane I thought it would be a good time to fit in some market research by attending a drinking and painting event.

I got to hang out with my awesome brother Raphael Sabu and we had a blast.

We were not very good at following the instructions though but it was still lots of fun.

Meg and Raph

Meg and Raph with our paintings

Experimentation Day with Fluid Acrylics

I’m sure by now you all know how much I love my artist acrylic inks by Derivan Matisse as they are vibrant, come in beautiful colours and are perfect for watercolour techniques.

Today I stepped out of my comfort zone and experimented with Matisse Fluid acrylic paint. It is a very liquid-like paint with loads of pigment. For parts of this painting I used the colour straight from the bottle and for other parts I used Matisse’s MM3 Surface Tension Breaker medium to make the paint even thinner. This enabled me to use it in a way I would my inks.

I had a lot of fun with this painting and I’m looking forward to more experiments with these wonderful paints.

Cyclops Owl