Beautiful full moon last week inspired new painting

Last week I was fortunate to witness one of the prettiest full moons rising at the beach. SO, I painted the scene to recapture the magic I experienced. The photo is attached and as you can see, I used artistic liberties. “Pink Moon Rising” is 24×36″ gallery wrap.

Beach Tide expressions with metallic golds

Two new paintings with expressionistic stylings. I like the brushy strokes with touches of metallic gold. Of course, metallic colors do not show well in photography but in a room, look stunning. The long skinny one is 16×40″ and called “lone Star”. The larger one with the sanderlings running from the tide is 36×36″. Both are heavy gallery wraps ready for hanging.

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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Sunrise at the Beach inspired painting

Walking on the beach at sunrise and even sometimes in the early evening, pastel colors flood the sky. My goal was to express this idea in a semi abstract painting done with larger brushes and knife.  "Pink Sky Morning" is 15x30"
Walking on the beach at sunrise and even sometimes in the early evening, pastel colors flood the sky. My goal was to express this idea in a semi abstract painting done with larger brushes and knife.
“Pink Sky Morning” is 15×30″

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Beach scene painting from photo

The photo I took while photographing a family portrait lead to this painting. I did use a bit of creative license because I wanted the stick fence to show, even though form this angle, its more perpendicular and slightly hidden on the right side. It is 24x24" gallery wrap and ready to hang.
The photo I took while photographing a family portrait lead to this painting. I did use a bit of creative license because I wanted the stick fence to show, even though form this angle, its more perpendicular and slightly hidden on the right side. It is 24×24″ gallery wrap and ready to hang. ” Fifteenth Street Access” in Atlantic Beach was the location, hence the name of the painting. I do love living at the beach.

Altered photographs of Beach Scenes

I love shooting but I also love the creative opportunities allowed in post production. Always start with a good high res photo and then add grunge textures and tints to some areas. I feel that this gives another emotion and interest. Just sold two canvases 20x30" of shell and golden dune. I can make acrylic, metal and canvas prints any size.
I love shooting but I also love the creative opportunities allowed in post production. Always start with a good high res photo and then add grunge textures and tints to some areas. I feel that this gives another emotion and interest. Just sold two canvases 20×30″ of shell and golden dune. I can make acrylic, metal and canvas prints any size.

Professional Photography by Linda Olsen golden-dune-x moon-and-abpier-melancholy shell-in-sand under-pier-vintage