click the thumbnails to see the drawing being created
Its a Isopogon formosus found near Brookton, Western Australia
Also called the 'Candy Cone' This striking flower has an essence made from it promoted as exuding the qualities of peace, tranquillity and inner quiet. It is possible to grow this spectacular plant in your garden via seed or a cutting (I have just read this and now intend to give it a go...it is, so far, my favorite wildflower). Even in a pot with sandy soil. It would be a great feature. 'Formosus' actually means - beautiful or good looking.
At this point I havent painted the flower - I have a drawing of it - but i will be uploading my progression as i go along. Another reason to...
Western Australia is in full bloom RIGHT NOW - and Mandy is going all over the place to see the wildflowers
And you can follow along on the journy. See each stage of the development of each painting happening right now on social media.
When it comes to the price of putting art on your walls - it is a once off decision - you can buy a carton of wine and it will be gone in a few weeks (depending on how much you drink) whereas if you buy original art - not onl;y will it enhance your life forever - it will also go towards supporting a working artist/p>
This new series of work is being painted on canvases that I made myself from the highest quality materials (beware of cheap shop bought canases that will unexpectedly warp with the weather)
They are still being sold at a reasonable price, because the images will become cards and prints - (which 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.
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