Newly completed large ocean painting

This is a newly completed painting in the bodysurfing series. It is called “Ocean Swell” and is 60×48″. Many weeks of work were involved because of the size. I wanted to keep it impressionistic and loose. It reminds me also of my youth, sailing in my family boat to the channel islands off the coast of California.

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.

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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Request for pictures of wall space.
Request for pictures of wall space.

Sailing Painting Completed

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I wanted to paint a memory from my youth of sailing along the coast of California. This 30×48″ gallery wrap painting called “Ensenada Race” commemorating the annual grand race from Newport Beach to Ensenada Mexico. Since I was little my family would race our sailboat in this regatta. This painting was done mostly with palette knife, some brushwork and some metallic golds.

Series of Rays and edge of tide continues

I started the manta and sting ray collection late this summer and it is continuing with new challenges. The largest one yet is this new one of one ray gliding over the sand in the shallows of the tide. First, I paint the sandy bottom, then add shells and fish and rays with a cool blue shadows. Then I make the refraction highlights on the sand and under the ray. The last part is the reflection of the sky hitting the top of the water with highlights.  "Ray Close to Shore" is 36x48".  "Starfish Under Shallows" and "Starfish Fishing" are both 24x24".
I started the manta and sting ray collection late this summer and it is continuing with new challenges. The largest one yet is this new one of one ray gliding over the sand in the shallows of the tide. First, I paint the sandy bottom, then add shells and fish and rays with a cool blue shadows. Then I make the refraction highlights on the sand and under the ray. The last part is the reflection of the sky hitting the top of the water with highlights.
“Ray Close to Shore” is 36×48″.
“Starfish Under Shallows” and “Starfish Fishing” are both 24×24″.

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Remembering my past as a sailor

I was very fortunate to grow up on the West Coast (California) with a large family who spent a lot of time on the water. I lived on the Balboa Peninsula and we owned a historic old wooden racing sailboat. It was a 60 foot 10 meter racing cutter  called the Branta, built in Germany in 1926. We raced up and down the coast and spent many of our days at the various islands off the coast, like Catalina and Santa Cruz. During races, we would raise the large spinnaker when sailing downwind. Although our spinnaker was red and white stripes, I painted this sailboat with a yellow and white sail. This 36x48" painting is called "Spinnaker Downwind" and has a soft palette and layers of texture. Hope you enjoy it. Message me if interested. Thanks.
I was very fortunate to grow up on the West Coast (California) with a large family who spent a lot of time on the water. I lived on the Balboa Peninsula and we owned a historic old wooden racing sailboat. It was a 60 foot 10 meter racing cutter called the Branta, built in Germany in 1926. We raced up and down the coast and spent many of our days at the various islands off the coast, like Catalina and Santa Cruz. During races, we would raise the large spinnaker when sailing downwind.
Although our spinnaker was red and white stripes, I painted this sailboat with a yellow and white sail. This 36×48″ painting is called “Spinnaker Downwind” and has a soft palette and layers of texture. Hope you enjoy it. Message me if interested. Thanks.

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Series of Tropical Shore Paintings

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I just completed two more paintings very similar to my "Tropical Shore" 24x48 painted. (posted two weeks ago.) I did one that fits over a fireplace 36x24" called "Tropical Shore II". The larger one is lighter and at an early morning with a couple walking their dog. "Walking the Dog" is 48x30". Both thick gallery wraps and ready for display. linda-olsen.pixels.com. On another note, I am asking my followers if they would prefer just seeing photography or paintings. Or is it ok to see both?
I just completed two more paintings very similar to my “Tropical Shore” 24×48 painted. (posted two weeks ago.)
I did one that fits over a fireplace 36×24″ called “Tropical Shore II”. The larger one is lighter and at an early morning with a couple walking their dog. “Walking the Dog” is 48×30″. Both thick gallery wraps and ready for display. linda-olsen.pixels.com.
On another note, I am asking my followers if they would prefer just seeing photography or paintings. Or is it ok to see both?

Tropical Landscape

Paradise Lagoon is 48x30" gallery wrap and was an older work that I decided to update. As an artist, there are times where I feel that it is complete but on further inspection, new inspiration occurs.
“Paradise Lagoon” is 48×30″ gallery wrap and was an older work that I decided to update. As an artist, there are times where I feel that it is complete but on further inspection, new inspiration occurs. For more information, see my website: linda-olsen.pixels.com.

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