Frequently Asked Questions


PURCHASING:

Q: How can I purchase a painting?
A: Purchasing a painting is safe and easy! You can visit my Etsy page (LoraBanksArtistStore) via my SHOP page or by clicking the link below each image. 8" x 8" paintings usually cost $250.00, 8" x 10" paintings usually cost $275.00. All paintings arrive with a certificate of authenticity and are ready to be hung and/or framed.  

Q: Do you sell prints of your work?
A: I am currently working on ways to provide high quality, archival prints of my work. Check back soon for more information or click the "Subscribe by Email" link and get updates and information about new paintings right to your inbox.

Q: Do you take commissions?
A:  I am planning to start taking commissions in the near future. Check back soon for more information or click the "Subscribe by Email" link and get updates and information about new paintings right to your inbox.

Q: Is there a way to get notified when you finish a new painting? 
A: Yes! click the "Subscribe by Email" link at the bottom of each page. I usually send emails a 1-2 times a month, so your inbox will not be bombarded. Your email address will never be sold or used for any other purpose than to update you about new paintings and news about me and my art. Unsubscribe at anytime.

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THE PROCESS

Q: How long does is take you to finish a painting?
A: Each paintings has its own unique set up, patterned background and challenges, so completion times vary. On average, it takes about 20 hours to complete a painting. 

Q: What type of paint do you use?
A: I use Winsor & Newton water mixable oil paints. Water mixable oils are great because you get the characteristics of traditional oil paints without the need for toxic solvents.

Q: What color paints do you use?
A: My palette consists of a warm and cool variation of the primary colors (red, yellow, blue) plus earth tones. I will supplement my palette with specialty colors as needed.

Current Color Palette:
  • Titanium White
  • Warm Colors: Cadmium Red Hue, Cadmium Yellow Hue, French Ultramarine
  • Cool Colors: Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Lemon Yellow, Cerulean Blue Hue
  • Earth Tones:  Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber   
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Q: What types of surfaces do you paint on?
A:  I love the hard, smooth surface of Ampersand Gessobord with a 3/4" cradle.

Q: Do you use mediums with your oil paints?
A:  I use mediums specifically made for water mixable oils. For the first layer of paint, which should be the thinnest, I use a thinner. For the top layers of paint, which should have a higher fat content, I use linseed oil.


Have any questions you want answered? email me at LoraBanksArtist@artlover.com or leave a comment!








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