Over the years, Koi ponds have been recurrent theme for paintings

Marta Rampini wrote:
KOI
“The koi fish shimmer
with an ethereal glow
that leaves me without
breath; a limerence that feels similar to yours.”
I recently finished the first two koi themed paintings and realized that it has been an interest of mine for years. The first painting is new and 24×36″ called Moonlit Pond. The second new painting is 16×40″ and is called Lilypads. AFter finishing, I realized that I have many koi pond paintings in my painting storage room. SInce some are sold and some are older, I am going to sell the older ones for a discounted pricing. Let me know if any are of interest to you.

Mermaid painting of darker skinned beauty

"Lailani" is 24x48" gallery wrap acrylic painting that I just completed. My intent to have a darker complexion worked well with starting out with raw umber gesso and working from dark to light. Prints are available soon as is the original. Overall this mermaid is a darker painting than my usually mermaid fantasy paintings and I thought that she dwells deeper in the ocean where it would be darker. She is holding her long hair as fish swim all around her. Hope you enjoy the progression shots.
“Lailani” is 24×48″ gallery wrap acrylic painting that I just completed. My intent to have a darker complexion worked well with starting out with raw umber gesso and working from dark to light. Prints are available soon as is the original. Overall this mermaid is a darker painting than my usually mermaid fantasy paintings and I thought that she dwells deeper in the ocean where it would be darker. She is holding her long hair as fish swim all around her. Hope you enjoy the progression shots.

Lailani progression

From Black and White painting to color

While teaching painting at the Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center, I decided to teach a technique of painting the entire painting in Black, grey and white and then slowly using color glazes to bring out the vibrancy. With overlapping thin glazes of various color washes, the depth and vibrancy of color becomes much richer than if I had used thicker and heavier colors. The downside is that it is more tedious and having to let the various color layers dry before applying the next layers takes a lot of time. We worked on this project for nearly 2 months.
While teaching painting at the Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center, I decided to teach a technique of painting the entire painting in Black, grey and white and then slowly using color glazes to bring out the vibrancy. With overlapping thin glazes of various color washes, the depth and vibrancy of color becomes much richer than if I had used thicker and heavier colors. The downside is that it is more tedious and having to let the various color layers dry before applying the next layers takes a lot of time. We worked on this project for nearly 2 months.

koi bWx

Koi Ponds have always intrigued artists from Monet’s garden to present day

Here are two of my koi series of paintings. I have sold several paintings over the years with this theme and still I revist. The tall one is called "Circle of Life" because it has the natural order in mind with swirling water, fish and plants, insects.. all in perfect harmony.  It is 24x36" and ready to display on your walls.
Here are two of my koi series of paintings. I have sold several paintings over the years with this theme and still I revist. The tall one is called “Circle of Life” because it has the natural order in mind with swirling water, fish and plants, insects.. all in perfect harmony. It is 24×36″ and ready to display on your walls.

Three Koi and lilies30x40

Wall painting in 4 sections

This is a 4 section painting with each section 2x2 feet on masonite boards. SInce its layed out to create one painting on the wall, it covers a space of 6 x 4 feet. This painting is on a sale price so inquire at lindaolsenart@gmail.com. It would really be nice in a dining room.
This is a 4 section painting with each section 2×2 feet on masonite boards. SInce its layed out to create one painting on the wall, it covers a space of 6 x 4 feet. This painting is on a sale price so inquire at lindaolsenart@gmail.com. It would really be nice in a dining room.