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

Merlo Visits Art Group

It’s not often we get such a special visitor to art group in an evening.

Merlo the cat kept us entertained with his antics while we painted and chatted.

He loved the peacock feathers and even tried moving brushes around in the paint water.

What a cutie!

Merlo

Merlo and peacock feathers

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

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

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

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

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