Hi, my name is Lena Rasmussen

and I am mostly a self-taught artist from Vancouver Island, BC. I am a great procrastinator and I am always late for all my deadlines and appointments. I have read it is because the artist’s mind is just so busy with too many pictures and thoughts that we actually lose track of time 😉

I have gotten over a some of my procrastination and silly shyness to post some of my not so daily paintings. I have entered art exhibits. I have opened an Etsy shop. I am painting more. I couldn’t have done it without my two cat art critics Mr. Magoo and fat princess cat Miss Miso.

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Surface – Painting the surface and textures of rocks and barnacles found on the beach near Nanaimo, British Columbia


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I completed this painting a few years back. I tried to replicate the surfaces of the rocks and the textures of the sea barnacles onto the canvas I was painting on. I had taken photos of rocks by the ocean in beautiful Neck Point Park in Nanaimo, BC.