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Anonymous asked: Do you use a reference image or picture for your paintings? I've heard that you photograph some pictures yourself, so I'm wondering - do you use these pictures for your paintings? And also, do you make a rough sketch before painting on your canvas? Your work is lovely and I wanna thank you for being such a huge inspiration to me and other aspiring artists out there!
Thank you very much!
I use photos as a guide for the final piece but allow room for invention and imagination. I do prefer to take my own references. I make a rough sketch to plan where to put the paint though it isn’t always completely accurate and mistakes do happen, I allow them to shape the work and teach me new things.
Anonymous asked: hey i love your videos and was just wondering, in the most recent one, when you're dancing in the background, what song was that? the one you were meowing to. :P
haha thanks, Europe - final countdown oldieee :)
Anonymous asked: Hi Lena, your work is amazing! May I ask what medium you use and how long does it take for your oil paintings to dry? How long do you spend painting a day?
thank you! I use turpenoid & linseed oil for the most part. I work in somewhat thin layers so they usually dry in about a day, then I add more layers . As far as how long I spend painting in a day, that depends because each day is different. Could be anywhere from 4-10 hours. :)