The latest news and upcoming events out of Elena Parashko Gallery.

May 2021

In the May issue of Leisure Painter magazine, I take readers through a step by step demonstration of how to paint a very atmospheric seascape with a lighthouse on a clifftop overlooking a stormy sea. Applicable for oils and acrylics.

June 2021

Behind the Scenes
Get a behind the scenes view into the painting process for my latest seascape. The magic in this painting was to capture a sense of depth through the perspective and changing tone of the waves.
“Moments in Time”, by Elena Parashko, oil on canvas panel, 48 x 57 cm, $895.
View the painting process …

July 2021

The July issue of Leisure Painter magazine contains my step by step painting demonstration of an underwater scene featuring tropical fish (the Moorish Idol) swimming around coral. This is an interesting split screen composition with the underwater world visible below the waterline and a distant island and sky visible above.

August 2021

In the August issue of the English art magazine Leisure Painter, I have written a step by step demonstration showing how to paint two figures wading in the shallows on a beach. This mother and daughter viewed from behind make for a very nostalgic scene that’s interesting to paint. Applicable for oils and acrylics.

October 2021

For the October issue of Leisure Painter magazine, I have written an article on using graphite pencils to draw flowers. I cover lots of do’s and don’ts of using this medium as well as tips on drawing water droplets on petals, flower anatomy, leaves, arrangement of flowers and handling white flowers on white paper.

December 2021

The December issue of the English art magazine called Leisure Painter, features a step by step demonstration of how I painted the very quaint All Saints Chapel on Hamilton Island. This tutorial is applicable for oils as well as acrylics.


Add a fun and creative dimension to your next party or corporate team building event under Elena’s expert instruction. Even total beginners can be guided step by step to create their own masterpiece.