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Daily Helping for June 10th, 2021 – Lena Danya – Oil Painting Time Lapse

A photo of Lena Danya, standing in front of a painting on an easel, paint brush raised. The painting is of herself in a white dress, submerged underwater.

I loved this video of artist Lena Danya painting the image above. There was something mesmerizing about the time lapse effect. Watching the brush move back and forth, and witnessing the painting coming to life. Not only is the painting beautiful, but its creation is as well.

However, what I loved the most was the commentary by Lena Danya. I’ve said many times in the past that I know nothing about painting and visual art, so being able to follow along with what she was doing was wonderful. I only wish that the explanations had gone a bit deeper. For example, based on the final image, I would have never have guessed that the first layer of colour on the canvas was a rust-like red. Do all oil paintings start like that? With a completely different colour base from the final image?

Clearly, I still have a lot to learn about oil painting, so I’m sure there will be a lot more videos like this in my future. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy this one and dream of the day when I can fill my home with paintings like this.

Suggestions for artists I should check out? Please contact me with your ideas. I hope you enjoyed your daily helping of art!