Outdoor painting excursions: Southern Vales

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Outdoor painting excursions offer variety and surprises. There are so many choices – just outside your door or a short drive away.

The Southern Vales area is the latter – about thirty minutes drive south of Adelaide. This part of South Australia brings to mind beautiful landscape, rugged coast, wines, food and tourism. Aren’t we lucky to have all of this so close to our city and suburbs?

These three paintings have a Southern Vales focus. They were done on three different excursions in 2016 all with the same colleague.

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Pines and Vines, MacLaren Vale; 20x25cm, acrylic on linen panel


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At Kay Brothers’ Winery, with the painting

Note: the happiness that outdoor painting creates.

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From Kay Brothers’ Winery, 25x30cm; acrylic on linen panel


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From d’Ahrenberg Winery, 25x30cm; acrylic on linen panel

This one is still on the thinking post. I am calling it a work in progress until its time is up! Or mine is.

As you can see, the Southern Vales area has many attractions. Not only for outdoor painting excursions but also for lunch and picnics. I have plans for a week’s painting down that way. My main dilemma is whether to go for total immersion (and extra expense) or drive there and back every day. But that won’t be until spring at the earliest.

Or perhaps it is a dream for next year.

Last year I focused on Landscapes in July. This year I am staying with that routine! I feel comfortable with that. So, get set!