Behind the Scenes
Get a behind the scenes view into the painting process for my latest painting. This seascape was a custom designed commission for clients in Victoria.
“Inspiration”, by Elena Parashko, oil on canvas, 152 x 91 cm SOLD
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.
Throughout 2022, I present a comprehensive series of articles on learning how to draw in each issue of the English art magazine, Leisure Painter. The series begins with drawing with graphite pencil, then coloured pencil and finally, watercolour pencils. In the January issue, I begin the series with an overview of drawing materials and then set the reader a simple exercise to draw a sphere (ball) using highlights and shadows.
In the February issue of Leisure Painter magazine, we explore an extensive range of marks and effects that graphite pencils can make with line, tone, and texture. We also look at degrees of hardness in graphite pencils. With this groundwork laid, I then set the reader exercises to practice drawing a cube, rectangular prism, cylinder and sphere and then creating volume through shading and stippling.
In the March issue of the English art magazine Leisure Painter, I present some loosening up exercises in preparation for sketching. We then practice six different styles of sketching – contour, gesture, scribble, blind, negative spaces and upside down sketching.
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.