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Anonymous asked:

Do you use any home-made or store bought stay-wet palettes to keep your acrylics wet? Do you have any advice on what works best?

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Nope, my palette is generally whatever pieces of plastic I find in my recycling. I work pretty quickly so I get most of my painting done before my acrylics dry out. 

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warmsuicidalthoughts asked:

Do you sell your art? xx

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I do! Any paintings or sketches on my website (www.elly.ca) that don’t say sold in the description are still for sale, and I ship most places.

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Anonymous asked:

Hi! Is any of your art for sale? Inquiring collectors want to know ;)

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Yup! Any paintings or sketches on my website (www.elly.ca) that don’t say ‘Sold’ in the description are for sale, and you can email me at ellysmallwood@gmail.com

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the-mindless-youth asked:

hi there! I was just wondering, do you paint people from your imagination or do you paint subjects from photographs or live models? Just curious. Love your work!

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Thanks! Mostly I take photos and then I work from those, but the finished paintings are a huge departure from the photos. Most of the painting is from my imagination, the photo of the face is for anatomical reference mostly.

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Anonymous asked:

on some of your paintings you do the thing where it looks like theres paint dripping, i don't know how to explain it, like lines of dripping paint. do you actually like drip paint on it and let it go down your piece or do you just paint the lines? sorry idk how to word this haha. but i really love your work! you're a great artist.

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Haha, thanks! I’m a really sloppy painter, so when I use acrylic I generally water parts of it down enough that it drips down my painting, and when I use oil paint I do the same with solvent and linseed oil. I like the loose, uncontrolled look of paint dripping down a canvas