A Bluethumb Staff Pick

How exciting!! 😊

My artwork Throw It to Me! Throw It to Me! has been selected by Bluethumb Online Art Gallery as a Staff Pick last Friday (7th May) – thank you Bluethumb Team 💐

All the details are here: https://bluethumb.com.au/judi-parkinson/Artwork/throw-it-to-me-throw-it-to-me

WIP

My hubby sure has grown a lot of roses over the years. They are always absolutely beautiful. I have photographed so many of them, usually in the garden, sometimes as studio shots. And I have often painted them, usually in a traditional Still Life composition with a vase etc.

The Work in Progress

This is the first time I’ve painted them on such a large canvas, 100 x 100cm stretched linen. I’m working with acrylics and using the traditional oil painting technique – give or take a little artistic license, and a few complementary flowers 🙂

Some of my photos of my husband’s gardens and roses

So this week – I’ve still been painting them – there’s a lot 🙂

I’m not a gardener. To me – a rose is a rose is a rose! So I had to number the rose/photos and create a legend as I was quickly getting lost LOL!! I have scattered several pretty Montville Roses through the artwork and I’m picking these fresh from our new garden to paint directly.

We live in the sub-tropics, so although it is Autumn here, the weather is still in the high 20’sC and the paint is drying quite quickly, but I prefer not to use drying retarders. The only medium I add is Atelier Binder Medium diluted with water, 1 part in 4. Occasionally I add a light spray of water if it thickens. For large areas I mix the colours and store in jars, and just take out a little at a time to spare the paint drying too much.

WIP – Detail picture (also cover image) of roses so far with the darker tones painted

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.

A Bluethumb Gallery Pick

How exciting!! 😊

My artwork ‘Garden Party in the Grevillea‘ has been selected by Bluethumb Online Art Gallery as a Daily Pick by Staff last Friday (19th) – thank you Bluethumb Team 💐

All the details are here: https://bluethumb.com.au/…/garden-party-in-the-grevillea