click the thumbnails to see the painting being created
This is an australian native daisy - sometimes known as the 'paper daisy' because it is crinkly to the touch. It comes out in fields of colour and looks amazing.
It grows naturally throughout the south west of W.A. - but you can grow Everlastings at home -
The Rhodanthe chlorocephala that i used for the initial painting was photographed near quairading, and then from another group of photos from Dalwallinu. Then I finished the painting off from looking at real flowers found in a neighbors yard at Beverley, Western Australia
The colours of the Everlasting flowers range from a pure white , through dusky roses to a strong pink - it was such a pleasure to paint them.
The edges of the painting are a pastel leaf green that matches the hues in the background. I have used more abstraction in the background of this painting (which i really like) - and it is juxtaposed by the focus on the flowers in the foreground
It is one of my favorite paintings so far
The Everlastings wildflower is the fifth painting finished in the series of Western Australian Wildflowers (as part of the latest 10 painting challenge)
You can see each stage of the development of each painting happening right now on social media.
If you type #10paintingchallenge into facebook or twitter (or even google) it should come up with a series of the latest pictures I have uploaded onto social media.
Because I am working on quite a few at the same time it makes it quite interesting and varied to see
This new series of work is being painted on canvases that I have made myself from the highest quality materials (beware of cheap shop bought canvases that will unexpectedly warp with the weather)
They are still being sold at a reasonable price, because I will make an extended income from the images out of cards, prints and royalties - this makes owning an original an exclusive investment.
DURING THE CREATION PERIOD - ANYONE WHO BUYS AN ORIGINAL PAINTING WILL ALSO RECIEVE A SET OF CARDS OF THE COMPLETE SERIES OF TEN WILDFLOWER PAINTINGS (when it is completed - so this takes patience)
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A multi skilled artist who loves digital technology is a rare find. It is a beautiful union of maths and art.
She has spent a lifetime of succesfully creating art, and owning solo galleries to sell her work.
Looking for peace and quiet she has moved a beautiful isolated town in the outback of Western Australia.
With no distractions she is learning how to implement art on the internet, and creating new work in an entirely new way.
The #10 painting challenge is just one of the strategies created for you to be involved in an online art experience.
By plugging " #10paintingchallenge " into social media - it will bring up all of the wildflower paintings as they are being created.
Once 10 paintings are complete, the originals are used to make a set of cards and mounted prints.
You can get sent the completed website with the final series of wildflower images if you subscribe
If you would like to see more of Mandys work - go to the front page of her main site and check out some of the other mini-sites she has made.
By subscribing to the newsletters, your email will automatically enter a competition to win a series of cards made from the wildflower paintings