How to Paint Tulips

How to Paint Tulips – Template, Requirements, Instructions

Create a bunch of lovely Tulips – Ideal for Beginners!

ART Mini eBOOK DOWNLOAD – delicate white and pastel tulips to colour or paint. Includes an example of a bright and colourful painting using the same template.

Or use the template for a collage of papers, fabrics, colouring pencils.

Or repeat the template to design a bunch or field of tulips on a larger board.

Download is a 6 page x PDF file (1.70MB) and includes:

– A print of the completed painting (pictured above)

– Template for the 15×15 cms (6x6inch) square artwork

– Materials Requirement List – including suggested colours

– Instructions for the painting process

– Instructions are for acrylics using Traditional Oil Painting Technique but any medium can be used.

How to Paint a Sunflower

How to Paint a Sunflower – Template, Requirements, Instructions

Create a Happy Sunflower – Ideal for Beginners!

ART Mini eBOOK DOWNLOAD – a bright and happy sunflower to colour or paint.

Or use the template for a collage of papers, or fabrics. Or repeat the template to design a bunch or field of sunflowers on a larger board.

Download is a 5 page x PDF file (1.62MB) and includes:

– A print of the completed painting (pictured above)

– Template for the 15×15 cms (6x6inch) square artwork

– Materials Requirement List – including suggested colours

– Instructions for the painting process

– Instructions are for acrylics using Traditional Oil Painting Technique but any medium can be used.

DIY Art & Craft Projects

My earliest art-related memories are when I was a pre-schooler. I remember trying to reach my artist grandfather’s desk and drawing on his papers and cards. In those early years a neighbour also would let me watch as she painted beautiful silk scarves for a department store in Melbourne. These are just some of the experiences that have inspired my love of the visual arts.

I taught for over twenty years at art galleries, art supply shops, Technical and Further Education (TAFE), my own studios at home and Paradise Point shopping centre on the Gold Coast, and art & craft at Spotlight, and Artist in Residence and Tutor at the Jabiru Gallery, Sanctuary Cove. (My CV)

So the information in my ‘How to Paint’ eBooks is based on experiences from those teaching days, and my own art journey. Feel free to download the Painting Projects eBooks. Click the DIY Projects links for the FREE downloads. More detailed projects are available in my shop.

You are invited to visit my studio in Maleny, Queensland, by appointment. I look forward to welcoming you 🙂

Cheers, Judi

Money Savers – Paint Tubes

To save or use the very last skerrick of paint, try the following hints:

The tips for metal tubes below are really only suitable for adults to perform.

  • ACRYLIC PAINT – When a tube of acrylic paint is finished there are two solutions. If it is a soft plastic tube then squeeze some air out of the tube and then place tip in water and allow the water to siphon up into the tube. If a stronger tube, spray some water into the tube using a water spray gun set on  direct stream. With either method shake vigorously an use the paint for washes or for mixing.
  • WATERCOLOUR AND GOUACHE TUBES – A hardened, or seemingly finished, gouache or watercolour (image above) tube can be carefully cut open (see Oils below) and the dried pigment placed in a small jar or into the palette. Add a little water and the pigment will soften.
  • OIL PAINT – There is usually quite a bit of oil paint remaining in a ‘finished’ tube. Wear rubber gloves, and apron or smock. Cut the base seam off the tube and with an old pair of scissors carefully cut up the sides of the tube and roll open. Cut the tube prior to a painting session as the paint will only be usable for a day or so.

A Little Spelling Tip – How many different spellings have you seen for the paint ‘gouache’?  The easiest way I found to remember the correct arrangement of the vowels is to think about what a pain it is to remember LOL!! Go – you – ache … you’re welcome 🙂

 

A Day at the Botanica Exhibition

Yesterday was my duty day at the Arts Connect Inc members’ exhibition at Mary Cairncross Reserve in Maleny. My husband Greg shared the responsibilities with me. We met so many lovely visitors, some locals, others were travelers, and some were re-visiting with different friends which is a great compliment to the quality of the exhibition. There were many comments on the high standard of artwork presented. People were genuinely interested and spent a lot of time viewing works, and there was a keen interest and inquiry in to the techniques and materials that our members had used.

I took along just a few leaves and feathers, from my collections of found flora, wings, insects, and feathers etc., with the intention of sketching some. There wasn’t much sketching completed which was all good 🙂 as many visitors were interested in the cyanotype processes I use, and as I mentioned other artists’ media. So the box of samples ended up being the perfect support for describing some of the techniques for my cyanotypes that were on display. I was also asked to do a workshop for an art group, and others asked if I teach drawing, which I might get back to doing in the future. Please let me know if you are interested in a workshop in 2021 and I’ll keep you in the loop. Happy to say that I sold three small cyanotypes, and several printed cards.

The show closes Sunday, so if you haven’t been along then do try and pop in. Beautiful paintings in various media, prints, wood carving, ceramics, to name a few. Lunch or coffee at the Mountain View Cafe is a perfect addition to your visit, or BYO picnic to the gardens 🙂

Exhibition Venue

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
(first floor exhibition space)
148 Mountain View Road
Maleny Qld 4552

Exhibition Dates and Times

Friday 6 November–Sunday 22 November 2020
Opening Hours:
Monday–Friday  10am–2pm
Saturday–Sunday  10am–4pm