I introduced myself way back in March, but since then, I still haven't attempted at painting yet. Life just gets in the way, I suppose. Anyway, I have compiled a ton of questions and I did not want to be annoying and post them all in different sections of the board. So I hope it is okay if I just list them off here and whatever anyone can answer to would be greatly appreciated!
Firstly, I enjoy watching the drawmixpaint videos but setting up my own studio and perfect lighting is not really feasible for me at this moment. I have a few concerns about setting up at home and wonder if anyone has any suggestions or can let me know if it is okay to deal with as it is. So I live in Finland, moving into winter time, the sun is hardly up and it is too cold to crack the window. I have been searching for months and I am quite sure I can not find lighting within the close-to-visible-light range. So I lack perfect lighting and ability for ventilation for my solvent. What do you guys do? Also, I live in a dryer climate, does this matter?
I will only be able to paint in my home, but I am a bit concerned about clean up. Is it safe to rinse my paint brushes in my kitchen sink?
I noticed on the website it is suggested to premix paint and store in the refrigerator. Is it okay to store them in my personal fridge with the rest of my food? What if I put them in a storage box that is only opened outside the fridge? Is premixing necessary? Does it effect the fat over lean method?
Speaking of fat over lean. Some people paint in layers, but Mark does wet on wet. Which is better for starting out?
How do people make their pallets have such small quantities of color yet are able to stretch it across an entire painting? Am I missing something?
When making my pallet, if I choose to do my painting in stages, how do I save my paints? I have a glass picture frame for this.
Storing a wet, whether completed or in process - what about dust in the air? Or is this just not something people worry about?
Can you paint a tinted gloss coat in order to give the entire painting a hue in oil painting?
Does anyone else use their computer or ipad as a reference for a photo rather than laminating?
This question also concerns ventilation, but are there any precautions I should take when considering I have a cat and during pregnancy? I am not pregnant at the moment but hey maybe someday soon!
Okay, I think that is all for now! Thank you for your time and helpful responses!