I just turned 23, I'm a student in OCADU and I have been painting for as long as I remember. I came to Canada when I was 12 from Russia and as I get older I start to miss or actually value these nostalgic memories of mine that I include in my paintings of cold Russia.
I'm always so behind, I finally got my self instagram @ivanalifan! If your interested I would be posting my work as well as my "life" things.
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Just wanted to give a little tour on my materials that I use to paint (or what I find works for me)
*Liquin- Used to use mineral spirits, and linseed oil but I found how much linseed oil tends to turn all my colours yellow. Mineral spirits became too watered down many people asked if I painted with watercolours. Liquin and a bit of poppy seed oil makes a perfect mixture. (Almond oil is what I want to try in future)
*Brushes- Round Synthetic mongoose. Flat square brushes was my fav back in the time but no longer.
*Pallet- I buy a painting frame with glass for $8 then I put a white paper under the glass and use that to mix my paints. I used