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.
I took my daughters, Willow and Gemima, to have a look at the Picasso exhibition at the art gallery while in Adelaide.
There are some very interesting prints and one bright blue sculpture that deviates from his usual style.
Both girls had a go at sketching their toys after looking at the artworks.
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
I even had a little bit of time to catch up with Picasso!
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 wonderful, fun group of people who came along today to my acrylic ink workshop, Coffee, Cake & Creativity, to try out Derivan Matisse inks at the Watervale General Store.
What a fantastic venue! Great atmosphere and the cakes on offer were divine.
As for the creativity, everyone did an amazing job.
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.
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.
For the month of August, to coincide with my SALA exhibition, I have been the artist in residence at Wild Saffron in Clare.
It’s been a great time to get some painting done, talk to people about what I do and also enjoy their fabulous food!
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.
Another fantastic Paint and Plonk at Wild Saffron using the wonderful, vibrant Derivan Matisse artist acrylic inks.
A glass of delicious Teresa Riesling on arrival from Good Catholic Girl Wines got the creative juices flowing and an amazing platter from Wild Saffron kept us going throughout the evening as everyone worked hard to make their masterpieces.