Raindrops on water: Limited Edition Prints on Aluminum

This is a new series of tinted photography of rain drops on water. I am offering Limited Edition Custom Prints on Aluminum Or fine art paper. I am imagining them very large.. like 24×36″ at least. Inquire. Pricing is reflected by size.

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Recent International sales of my paintings

The first painting ” Reflections in Water” is 24x48x1.5″ is was sold to a couple in Germany.
“Tony’s Bar in Negril” was sold to a woman in Australia. The hardest thing to international sales is properly protecting and boxing up. First I wrap with archival paper. Then I add a cut piece of masonite slightly larder than the painting to protect the painting, add stryophome corners then bubble wrap. The it all goes in a larger box.

Palms with metallic gold paints

This painting called “Palm by Waterway” is 16x40x1.5″. I tried some experimental techniques and mediums and to my dismay, it was a disaster. First I gessoes the painting with warm colored gesso. Then I added a heavy metallic gold paint and then some crackling gel medium. I found a new brand at the hardware store meant for furniture. Let that dry for two days then added acrylic paint of a palm on the water. AT first I was excited because a beautiful crackling occurred. I let it dry for a week….Then realized the crackling patina was not drying which was beneath the acrylic. It was sticky and felt like honey. Don’t use this.
Since it would not dry even though it was water based like the acrylics. SO I scrubbed it all of with rubbing alcohol and water. I scrubbed all of the paint off down to the first gesso. Basically I repainted the painting and finally its a thing of beauty. The metallic golds and mediums with red iron oxide as a glaze helped with the feeling of a golden sunset that I was trying to convey.

New Palm Painting for upcoming art show in Atlantic Beach

I had purchased some fancy “24k” gold paint and wanted to use it in my paintings. It actually had tiny glittery specks which I thought may be a bit tacky so worked in many glazes and paints alternating with additional layers of the gold. It now looks pretty nice. I wish photography could capture the metallic better. It looks better in house lights. “Golden Evening Palms” is 15×30″ gallery wrap. A great size for decor.

I will have some great deals on my smaller palm paintings like this at the ARTS IN THE PARK show, April 22 in Atlantic Beach, Florida.

Anatomy of a painting

When returning from the West Indies artist retreat, I was totally inspired by the beautiful scenery and accomplished artists, that I could hardly wait to get back into my studio. I took one of my photographs as a reference and inspiration and have now completed 3 similar semi abstract expressionistic works. I am trying to break away from overworking. I used a couple very large brushes and 4 palette knives, made tubes of colored gesso mixed with plaster ground and put some island music on…. I sat there in my rocking chair for an hour and a half before even touching the white canvas. My mind was swirling with ideas and visions of what I wanted to do. Then once I started it was a passionate and energetic process. Hours and hours involved in a 2 day session of analyzing and dabbing thick paints on with knives. I actually was so thrilled by the results that I have since completed 2 similar paintings in the following week.

Beach offers Inspiration for paintings

As you can tell, I have been trying new techniques to achieve the abstract expressions. "Walking the Dog III" is 18x36" and is stunning in real life. Creating the painting with two sizes of palette knives is quite challenging but I am intrigued by the accidental cuts and details. Paint is thick!!!
As you can tell, I have been trying new techniques to achieve the abstract expressions. The beach is where I find solice from daily life and I want to share that love with my audience. Why do I paint? To ground myself and to produce works that people can relate to with their past experiences. I only work when I am in a happy mood and I feel that this energy is embedded into the paint and that the viewer can enjoy. That may sound silly but in a mystical way, I believe that the positive energies become part of the work. Obviously I was happy when I worked on this for a week so I am hoping that you feel that energy also. With the uncertainties of life these days, we all need to have as much positive energy in the universe.
“Walking the Dog III” is 18×36″ and is stunning in real life. Creating the painting with two sizes of palette knives is quite challenging but I am intrigued by the accidental cuts and details. Paint is thick!!!

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Palette Knife expression of Beach Landscape

"Tide Rising" is drying as we speak. It is 40x30" and because palette knife expressions require layers of thick paint, it takes a lot longer to dry. WHile painting it, I have to step back a lot to analyze and see what areas needed to be layered with complimentary hues and paint pastels. I usually use a flat palette so I can load up the various mixed pastels onto the knives and lightly wipe each layer over the previous dried layers. This way the colors don't get muddy. linda-olsen.artistwebsites.com
“Tide Rising” is drying as we speak. It is 40×30″ and because palette knife expressions require layers of thick paint, it takes a lot longer to dry. While painting it, I have to step back a lot to analyze and see what areas needed to be layered with complimentary hues and paint pastels. I usually use a flat palette so I can load up the various mixed pastels onto the knives and lightly wipe each layer over the previous dried layers. This way the colors don’t get muddy.
linda-olsen.artistwebsites.com

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Southern Landscape Expression for large wall

"Waterway in the Moonlight" is just completed. With the wood frame, it measures 61x41" so will look nice with living room or den decor. Being expressionistic, it will look nice in various decor. It has nuances of various colors especially browns, rust and blues...but abstract enough to not be overwhelming. Contact me if interested. linda-olsen.artistwebsites.com
“Waterway in the Moonlight” is just completed. With the wood frame, it measures 61×41″ so will look nice with living room or den decor. Being expressionistic, it will look nice in various decor. It has nuances of various colors especially browns, rust and blues…but abstract enough to not be overwhelming. Contact me if interested.
linda-olsen.artistwebsites.com

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