What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

The Heat and the Humidity


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Lena Danya

I had been planning to write about artist Lena Danya for a while, but then last week, George Takei scooped me. That’s okay. If I have to be scooped by someone, it should be GT.

Lena Danya is a fascinating young Florida artist who mostly works with traditional oils in spite of the humidity of her home state. No wonder so many of her paintings involve water! According to her blog, the Ukranian transplant learned about oil painting from “Bob Ross and from the Museums.” However she learned, learn she did.

“My paintings are heavily inspired by nature and its beauty. I work primarily in oil, and sometimes watercolor… Creating art is my greatest passion and I’m thankful for the chance to share it with you.”

Danya is really generous with her knowledge, and her Tumblr is full of “Answered Asks” where she helps out new painters by sharing her process, her technical know-how, and even her business insights.

“Make as much work as you possibly can, immerse yourself and really awesome things will happen!”

You can follow Danya on her website, Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr. And be sure to check out her time-lapse painting videos on her YouTube channel.

All images property of Lena Danya.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

16 thoughts on “The Heat and the Humidity

  1. Hi Donna, More than one beautiful thing in Lena’s paintings! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. So real…..just plain good.

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  3. Kinda like…”If I could sing like that”?

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  4. These paintings are beautiful. I can feel the heat from here.

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  5. What amazing paintings, so raw and real. BEAUTIFUL

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  6. Gorgeous! I wonder if she does any magazine illustrations – I mean high-end publications only of course, e.g. New Yorker, Esquire…

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  7. Lovely stuff. It makes me want to go somewhere hot and float around in water.

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  8. I was fascinated watching her layer her colors. At first I was confused by her color choices. Purple on her cheeks??? But the end result is almost photographic. How did she know she needed purple undertones in the face, orange in the hair?

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