Clare Valley Portrait Prize 2018

The Journey Studio Clare Valley Portrait Prize 27 June 2018The Clare Valley Portrait prize exhibition is open with art from the Clare Valley and surrounding regions at the Clare Valley Wine Food and Tourism Centre.

This year I have two portraits entered – “Miho” and “Willow and Gemima”. The medium is Derivan Mattise acrylic ink on Fabriano watercolour paper.

Originally from Japan, Miho is a good friend from Clare who agreed to model in her Japanese kimono. The artwork portrays her in a traditional sense, contrasting the modern lifestyle that she lives in Clare.

The Journey Studio Clare Valley Portrait Prize 27 June 2018 Miho

The second portrait entered is of my two girls Willow and Gemima at home in Spring Gully. They love playing together in the open spaces of home!

The Journey Studio Clare Valley Portrait Prize 27 June 2018 Willow and Gemima

When: 28th June to 30th July 2018
Where: Clare Valley Wine Food and Tourism Centre, 8 Spring Gully Road, Clare South Australia

Derivan Mattise acrylic inks and Fabriano watercolour paper are available from The Journey Studio shop – shop.thejourneystudio.com.au.

Paint and Plonk at O’Leary Walker Wines 24th June 2018

The Journey Studio Paint and Plonk at OLeary Walker Wines 24 Jun 2018Relax in the cellar door, looking over the beautiful view while enjoying some delicious wine and cheese platters as you create with Derivan Matisse ink.

Paint and Plonk is a fun and relaxing way to spend your afternoon.

No artistic experience is necessary, just a sense of fun!

Tickets are $65 each which include:

  • A glass of gorgeous O’Leary Walker Wine on arrival
  • Cheese and biscuits
  • Use of The Journey Studio art materials on the day
  • Step-by-step tutorial with local artist Meg Mader with instructions to keep
  • Two amazing artworks to take home

More O’Leary Walker wine will be available to purchase during the event by the glass or bottle and if you are looking for a more substantial meal you can pre-order something from Chef BJ’s new menu and he can prepare it for you.

Where: O’Leary Walker Wines, Horrocks Highway, Leasingham South Australia
When: 24th June 2018
Time: 12.30pm-3.30pm

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Clare Valley Portrait Prize Sponsorship 2018

The Journey Studio is proud to continue our support of the Clare Valley Portrait Prize in 2018.

The Clare Valley Portrait Prize is open to artists in the Clare Valley and surrounding districts painting portraits from life with the subject known to the artist. Prize money exceeds $1500.

The opening of the exhibition will be on Wednesday 27th of June at the Clare Valley Wine Food and Tourism Centre, 8 Spring Gully Road, Clare from 5pm.

Portraits are available for sale.

Clare Valley Wine Food and Tourism CentreClare Valley Portrait Prize Sponsors

Paint and Plonk at Sevenhill Hotel 26th November 2017

The Journey Studio Paint and Plonk at Sevenhill Hotel 26 Nov 2017Relax amongst the quality selection of Clare Valley wines in the historic Sevenhill Hotel Cellar as you create with Derivan Matisse ink.

Paint and Plonk is a fun and relaxing way to spend your Sunday afternoon.

No artistic experience is necessary just a sense of fun!

Your ticket for $45 includes:

Use of The Journey Studio art materials on the day
Step-by-step tutorial with local artist Meg Mader
Two amazing artworks to take home

Where: Sevenhill Hotel, Main North Road, Sevenhill South Australia
When: 26th November 2017
Time: 3.00pm-6.00pm

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Paint and Plonk coming soon!

Paint and Plonk with The Journey Studio

The Journey Studio will be holding their first ever Paint and Plonk event on Friday, 20th October from 6pm – 9pm, upstairs at Wild Saffron.

A chance to unleash your creative side over a glass, or more, of wine. No artistic experience is necessary, just a sense of fun!

The three hour session includes use of all art materials, step-by-step tutorial and two artworks to take home.

 

‘A Joyful Bunch’ sold within 3 hours at Starlight Jewellery and D’Vine Art Gallery

A Joyful Bunch by Meg Mader The Journey Studio‘A Joyful Bunch’ was inspired by a flower arrangement by local florist Dianne from A Joyful Bunch. I just loved the arrangement and with her permission made it into a painting using acrylic ink and pen on watercolour paper.

I dropped this painting into Starlight Jewellery and D’Vine Art today and within 3 hours it was sold! Thanks Dan.

Dan has recently taken over the business and has some wonderful plans for the future of the shop. Make sure you drop in and say ‘hi’, check out the other wonderful things in store and maybe even take something home.

I have more art on display in store with more to be added soon.

Owl with Attitude sold on Bluethumb

Owl with Attitude by Meg Mader The Journey StudioOwl with Attitude’ has been sold!

I recently listed this painting on Bluethumb and before long it found a new home in the ACT.

This was a wonderful painting to create. It is big, bright and definitely has it’s own character. What started off as a normal(ish) brown owl suddenly became this multi-coloured madness. The painting definitely led me and not the other way around.

To see the process, check out the post below…

Owl with Attitude – the process

Owl with Attitude by Meg Mader The Journey Studio

Here is my new painting ‘Owl with Attitude’ and the process of how it progressed. This is one of my larger paintings at 48cm x 48cm and is currently available on Bluethumb.

This was so much fun to create as I was in a bit of a quirky mood at the time and let the painting lead me. The result…a rainbow owl. Fantastic!

Click on each image to see more detail:

 

  1. A light sketch to get the right shape
  2. Small amounts of colour
  3. Blocking in more colour to see the owl start to emerge
  4. A little bit of pink to add some warmth (this is where things started to change from boring brown)
  5. I loved using the pink so much that other colours just started calling to me
  6. More layers of colour to bring out the eyes and add character

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