LATEST NEWS

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

July 2020

The July issue of Leisure Painter magazine contains Part 1 of my painting project of a Double Delight rose. Here I outline my strategy for the painting and provide tips for readers to have a go at doing the painting by themselves. Part 2, where I show a step by step demonstration of how I completed the painting, will be published in the Summer issue. My technique is applicable for oil and acrylic paint.

Mittagong Art Retreat
I was scheduled to teach an art workshop again this July at The Hermitage in Mittagong NSW for the Australian National Capital Folk and Decorative Artists Inc. But due to current circumstances, it has been postponed until Saturday 10 July 2021. So if you would like to join me for a whole day workshop and learn the techniques involved in drawing with watercolour pencils, then put that weekend in your 2021 diary.

August 2020

Behind the Scenes
Get a behind the scenes view into the painting process for my latest seascape.
“Whitehaven Return”, by Elena Parashko, oil on canvas, 20 x 25 cm, $450
View the painting process …

October 2020

The October issue of the English art magazine Leisure Painter, starts Part 1 of my 2 part painting project featuring a tropical palm tree at sunset. Here I provide tips and strategy for readers to take the painting challenge.

November 2020

The November issue of Leisure Painter contains part 2 of my painting project of a palm tree at sunset. In this issue I provide an in depth step by step demonstration of how I painted this tropical sunset scene.

January 2021

In the January issue of Leisure Painter magazine, I contribute an article all about how to effectively use photographs as a useful reference for paintings.

March 2021

The March issue of the English art magazine Leisure Painter, contains a step by step demonstration of how to paint a lovely sandy path leading to a beach. Applicable for oils as well as acrylics.

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.

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.

PAINTING PARTIES

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.