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.

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Bodysurfing Series: Final painting completed for a larger wall

While body surfing a couple weeks ago, I was floating on the crest of some rolling waves and the colors and calmness came into my head. I said to my friend “I am going to paint this!”
I went home and painted until late that night and the next week. I started with the 36×36″ painting and then decided to paint a similar painting in 24×36″. When it was done and I was looking at them side by side, I noticed that they almost looked like one painting. The next days, I worked on a third 24×36″. These could be purchased separately or all three. This impressonistic study makes me recall the feeling I had while floating.

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″

pink-sky-morning-15x30 pink-sky-morning-detail

Local Street Scene in Neptune Beach painted

"Shorelines" is 20x16" and depicts a part of First Street in Neptune Beach near our Town Center. The historic Pete's Bar is the business with the yellow awning. Unfortunately, when Hurricane Matthew hit, the awning was toast!
“Shorelines” is 20×16″ and depicts a part of First Street in Neptune Beach near our Town Center. The historic Pete’s Bar is the business with the yellow awning. Unfortunately, when Hurricane Matthew hit, the awning was toast!

Photo Illustrations of local beach and garden

My camera is still my go to tool to express my take on my environment. I am fortunate to live in an island community. Many of my photographs are altered in Photoshop when I feel I need to enhance the image to create the emotion I felt at the time of the capture. Sometimes, I add textures or paint in my computer painting software programs like Painter and Impressions. Tinting and cropping, adding borders and also taking small sections to enhance just a small area. Sometimes hours are spent working on photographic alterations. I even offer clients this when doing family portraits for instance. Each photo has an emotion attached to it and as an artist, I feel that it takes the image to another level. Hope you like these.
My camera is still my go to tool to express my take on my environment. I am fortunate to live in an island community. Many of my photographs are altered in Photoshop when I feel I need to enhance the image to create the emotion I felt at the time of the capture. Sometimes, I add textures or paint in my computer painting software programs like Painter and Impressions. Tinting and cropping, adding borders and also taking small sections to enhance just a small area. Sometimes hours are spent working on photographic alterations. I even offer clients this when doing family portraits for instance. Each photo has an emotion attached to it and as an artist, I feel that it takes the image to another level. Hope you like these.

boogie board Children playing pastel dune pillow Frangipani white Frangipani Yellow Golden Sunflower leaves tan Oak and ivy Peeking out Pink Frangipani puddles reflections at beach Spaggo sunrise tide surfer at cliff Walking Dog SunriseAutumn Harvest Sunflower Magnolia center seed pod x Professional Photography by Linda Olsen

“High Tide” painting part of a beach themed collection

If  you have been following my blogs, you will notice that I have been exploring painting the ocean. I feel like the new direction of semi abstract brush strokes and expressionistic touches really suits the energy of the sea. Also, the horizontal  shape suits the landscape and the sizes fit nicely on many walls. This one is 36x24". Check more on my website: linda-olsen.pixels.com
If you have been following my blogs, you will notice that I have been exploring painting the ocean. I feel like the new direction of semi abstract brush strokes and expressionistic touches really suits the energy of the sea. Also, the horizontal shape suits the landscape and the sizes fit nicely on many walls. This one is 36×24″. Check more on my website: linda-olsen.pixels.com

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Sanderlings at the Shore~ Large painting completed

Painting on a large canvas is much more challenging and physically tiring. After four days of painting, my muscles are sore and my brain exhausted.. "Pipers at the Edge" is 48x48".I have a customer who came over to see it in person and is thinking about owning it. Hopefully it will be perfect on her wall.
Painting on a large canvas is much more challenging and physically tiring. After four days of painting, my muscles are sore and my brain exhausted.. “Pipers at the Edge” is 48×48″.I have a customer who came over to see it in person and is thinking about owning it. Hopefully it will be perfect on her wall.

Pipers at the Edge detail pipers wall

Underwater Fun

"Octopus Arms" is a new fun painting with many layers of glazes, metallics and expressionistic details. I spent over two days on the watery background with drips and putting paint on and then manipulating the effect of water. Originally I was going to add blue glazes to the rusty golden backdrop but then liked the color mixes with the blues and greens of the octopus. It reminded me of copper patina. 24x48" gallery wrap.
“Octopus Arms” is a new fun painting with many layers of glazes, metallics and expressionistic details. I spent over two days on the watery background with drips and putting paint on and then manipulating the effect of water. Originally I was going to add blue glazes to the rusty golden backdrop but then liked the color mixes with the blues and greens of the octopus. It reminded me of copper patina. 24×48″ gallery wrap.

Octopus detail octopus wall