Student ability rating: intermediate
This downloadable class gives you step-by-step instructions on how to create this lovely painting.
Guided painting is a wonderful introduction to painting with acrylic on canvas.
This painting was inspired by the classic children's nursery rhyme, "Mary Mary". I loved this rhyme as a child, my mother was called Mary and I would wonder if she was Mary of the rhyme. She was always out in the garden so it seemed perfectly plausible. I also thought my Aunt was Princess Margaret, I had a colourful imagination or I was just easily confused.
I always thought that the rhyme was about Bloody Mary Tudor. I've checked Wikipedia, so bound to be right, and the rhyme could also be about Mary the mother of Jesus or Mary Queen of Scots. The oldest printed version appeared in 1744.
My original version of this painting featured 9 squares, (you can see that painting in the images below), which would have made for an extremely long class, so I repainted it with 6 and in this online version fewer colours.
Making Guided Painting available as an on-line resource has been in the works for a couple of years. I’m so pleased I finally got this to happen. I have been aware that not everyone can make a Guided painting session. Trying to schedule dates that students can make has been the more trying aspect of running art classes. Having online classes means that you don’t have to live near Brisbane or even in Australia to enjoy one of the online Guided painting sessions. Any time zone, any country you can be creative and love the joy of painting.
All my online Guided paintings are beginner friendly and you will learn as you paint. I have “graded“ them for difficulty. I have taught all of these paintings to a “live Class". The advantage for you is that I know the pitfalls several students have encountered and guide you through them. They’re a great ‘warm-up’ exercise for experienced painters too. If you aren’t familiar with acrylic paint this is a fantastic way to get acquainted. My philosophy is to be completely transparent with my instruction so that you learn as much as possible. I want you to succeed and find the joy of creativity. It’s good for your brain, your mind, and your soul.
Online Guided painting is ideal if you...
Want to paint and draw with your kids but would like some guidance about how,
You have done my live studio Guided Painting and are now so keen you can't wait for the next one. The dates just never work out for you, or you live on another continent.
LOVE...Agapanthus | owls | elephants | cows | chickens | flowers | birds | cats | dogs and more and just want to find out how to paint them.
Would love to learn how to paint but don’t know where to start
Want a new experience with something great to show for it?
Online Guided Paintings are perfect for you!
You get 'forever' access to how-to video plus audio and no mucking about with live streaming and dodgy internet. You choose your painting, pay and download and it's yours.
Each online class includes:
- Step-by-step video
- Suggested equipment list
- Illustrated instructions and written instructions
- Create at your own pace.
- No deadlines and no pressure
You should receive a couple of emails from me. One will be the receipt for your purchase and the other will contain the website link you'll need to access your Online course and video
Remember to check your spam or junk folder in case it's gone there by accident.
Please email me if you have any problems or if this doesn't happen within 24 hours.
Once you have purchased an online Guided painting class, you are unable to return it for a refund.