I have just returned from a fantastic 5 days on a painting trip with the ' Plein Air Girls' . This time we stayed at a farm B&B near Sofala , western NSW . The accommodation was perfect for our group . Our hosts Jan and Mike welcomed us like we were part of their family, gave us the run of the 300 hectare property to set up our easels . Jan served beautiful home cooked meals for breakfast and dinner..Mike provided entertainment with his excellent renditions of Australian poetry each evening after dinner . We took a trip into Hill End one day and had a great time looking around this old National Trust gold town.
This trip will definately remain in our memories as one of our best trips away . We put all of our paintings together on the last night for a mini exhibition and were amazed at how diverse our styles were , some work in oils , some watercolour and others in mixed media as well as acrylic ..others like to sketch in pencil and charcoal ..we will have quite a collection by the time our exhibition is held in October 2010..
If you are planning a holiday to this beautiful area I can highly recommend staying at the Chesleigh Homestead , Sofala ...the website is http://www.sofala.com.au/
This painting is called Wallaby Rock..painted close to where we stayed. it was a magical spot with the rocks so well reflected in the water..and was beautiful to paint this serene place..