“Late Afternoon Swim” is completed. Each panel is 30x40x1″ and when displayed is 92×40″ . Being so large was an issue since I have a small 10×14 foot studio with only two easels. I arranged two of the canvases in the studio side by side so I could make a nice transition when placed together. I would paint for a while and then, switch them out to work on the next one. Also I am experimenting with tinted gessoes and other mediums, rough brushes, palette knives. When you view this up close you can see the layers and the large brush strokes done in an energetic expressionistic manner. From further away, it looks more representational.
“Paddling Out” is 48x36x1.5″ gallery wrap original. Lately I have been studying, bodysurfing and trying to figure out the angle of the ocean from the surface like you are swimming or paddling a surfboard out.
Here is a tutorial of my thought process, trying to work out the effects and the translucent feeling of water.
“Peace” by Linda Olsen 30×40″ Original Painting
While evacuated from my island home in Neptune Beach because of Hurricane Irma, I found some time to paint. I had brought a bag of paints and brushes, and small 4, 5 and 6″ gallery wrap canvases. These canvases have a 1-1/2″ gallery wrap so the sides are also painted. Prices are 45.00-65.00. They are darling as an accent on a wall or sitting on a shelf.
I also painted electrical outlet covers for some of the shops that sell my works.