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Finally completed mermaid painting after 5 years

"Tidepool" was started 5 years ago and I thought it was complete but revisited it,took it out of storage, put a clear gesso over it and worked for an additional 4 days. Since it is 36x60", which is quite large, its a much more physical experience. I have to keep stepping back to anaylize and make adjustments. Finally I feel that it is done. Hope you enjoy this. She looks as if she is somewhat surprised to be seen while lounging in the seashore tidal pools.

“Tidepool” was started 5 years ago and I thought it was complete but revisited it,took it out of storage, put a clear gesso over it and worked for an additional 4 days. Since it is 36×60″, which is quite large, its a much more physical experience. I have to keep stepping back to anaylize and make adjustments. Finally I feel that it is done. Hope you enjoy this. She looks as if she is somewhat surprised to be seen while lounging in the seashore tidal pools.

Tidepool detail Tidepool face


Decorating with Beach related Paintings and Accessories

As an artist who is obsessed with the ocean and the beach, creating a piece of artwork that gives the feelings of peace to a patron's decor is important. Trying to view artwork possible decor scenarios helps some patrons visualize a painting on a wall, giving scale and coloring ideas. I offer decor items like shower curtains, throw pillow, duvet covers, towels, shirts,beach bags with my artwork printed on them to spruce up your beach inspired home. Check out www.linda-olsen.pixels.com.

As an artist who is obsessed with the ocean and the beach, creating a piece of artwork that gives the feelings of peace to a patron’s decor is important. Trying to view artwork possible decor scenarios helps some patrons visualize a painting on a wall, giving scale and coloring ideas. I offer decor items like shower curtains, throw pillow, duvet covers, towels, shirts,beach bags with my artwork printed on them to spruce up your beach inspired home.
Check out
http://www.linda-olsen.pixels.com.

calm sea decor Curl at Sunset 30x40 curl beige walls Mermaid giclee 10x20 Octopus Copper 14x14 pillows with art Sanderlings Fireplace Sea Turtle Tutti 16x40 Sea Turtle tutti room Sea Turtles scurry 36x36x sea turtles teal wall Seaspray Gold 24x30 seaspray gold cream wall Serenity 36x36 serenity decor Shallow Water  60x48 x shallow water decor shower curtain small 5x5 paintings x Waves at Dusk 36x24 waves dusk decor


A Mermaid Painting with Pinks

"Lighthouse at Dusk" is 30x48" and acrylic, gouche, metallics , gesso on Canvas. I started with tinted pink/white gesso on white canvas. My drawing is with hard charcoal and acrylic paints. Many layers of tints and light layers of paint give a lumionus effect but what I found most interesting is that when placed in a room with incondescent lights, the entire painting appears warm and peachy. See last image which was shot under lights.

“Lighthouse at Dusk” is 30×48″ and acrylic, gouche, metallics , gesso on Canvas. I started with tinted pink/white gesso on white canvas. My drawing is with hard charcoal and acrylic paints. Many layers of tints and light layers of paint give a lumionus effect but what I found most interesting is that when placed in a room with incondescent lights, the entire painting appears warm and peachy. See last image which was shot under lights.

Lighthouse detail Lighthouse face Lighthouse incondescent


A mermaid painting with soft colors

Most of my mermaid artwork encompasses the blues of the ocean yet this one was painted  with the colors of a beautiful sunrise with pinks, purples and blues. "Sorbet" is 20x60 so is impressive on a wall. Also I tried some techniques that used more soft washes of colors painted in layers rather than heavy paint and brushstrokes.

Most of my mermaid artwork encompasses the blues of the ocean yet this one was painted with the colors of a beautiful sunrise with pinks, purples and blues. “Sorbet” is 20×60 so is impressive on a wall. Also I tried some techniques that used more soft washes of colors painted in layers rather than heavy paint and brushstrokes.

Sorbet face sorbet room


Finally finishing an older painting of mermaid

About 8 years ago, I sketched a live model at a University class I attended. It was painted in oils then sat for years half finished and unloved. Last week I covered it with clear gesso and then painted over it in acrylics. Since the oils were aged and the clear gesso completely dried, I was able to rework the painting. It is 18x36, thin gallery wrap. This ponytailed mermaid is sunning herself on the shore.

About 8 years ago, I sketched a live model at a University class I attended. It was painted in oils then sat for years half finished and unloved. Last week I covered it with clear gesso and then painted over it in acrylics. Since the oils were aged and the clear gesso completely dried, I was able to rework the painting. It is 18×36, thin gallery wrap. This ponytailed mermaid is sunning herself on the shore.

Mermaid Sunning on Shore 18x36


New Mermaid painting

This painting was started two months ago and went through several transitions. It is called "Pearl" and is 30x48" gallery wrap.

This painting was started two months ago and went through several transitions. It is called “Pearl” and is 30×48″ gallery wrap.

teal wall for mermaid2


Mermaid Hair from Seaweed

"Mermaid Locks" is a new mermaid painting. 24x48". I was started in early January and went through many transitions. I wanted to make her long hair stem from the seaweed.  She looks a bit stoic about being tangled up.

“Mermaid Locks” is a new mermaid painting. 24×48″. I was started in early January and went through many transitions. I wanted to make her long hair stem from the seaweed. She looks a bit stoic about being tangled up.


Mermaid Painting original sold

Congratulations to Cathy and Vaughn for purchasing this 72x48" mermaid painting. So happy!

Congratulations to Cathy and Vaughn for purchasing this 72×48″ mermaid painting. So happy!


Under the sea, mermaids and reef paintings

https://youtu.be/8BvG7nnMRQY Making a slideshow of my underwater and mermaid paintings help me to understand my own growth as an artist and see my own work in another format. DO this of your paintings?

https://youtu.be/8BvG7nnMRQY
Making a slideshow of my underwater and mermaid paintings help me to understand my own growth as an artist and see my own work in another format. DO this of your paintings?


Tweaking mermaid paintings to completion

These three large paintings of mermaids were done last year and this year. Recently, after studying them, I decided to alter some areas and like them much better.

These three large paintings of mermaids were done last year and this year. Recently, after studying them, I decided to alter some areas and like them much better.

Isabella 30x48p Underwater Friends II 36x48 mermaids before


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