Two paintings sold to a customer in south Florida

Packaging is the hardest part. Need Archival paper, sheets of plastic (large garbage bag), 2 ply plywood cut to shape of painting, foam corners, bubble wrap, several cardboard boxes.

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Smaller version of my recent island paradise collection

Sailing into Sunset is 12×24″. I wanted to continue exploring the subject but a way smaller version. The other paintings were 36×48 and 24×36 which required much larger palette knives, and brushes. Since this was smaller, I had to use small knives and work tighter. But it has the same feeling as the larger ones. Also I wanted to make it much more colorful.

Palms with metallic gold paints

This painting called “Palm by Waterway” is 16x40x1.5″. I tried some experimental techniques and mediums and to my dismay, it was a disaster. First I gessoes the painting with warm colored gesso. Then I added a heavy metallic gold paint and then some crackling gel medium. I found a new brand at the hardware store meant for furniture. Let that dry for two days then added acrylic paint of a palm on the water. AT first I was excited because a beautiful crackling occurred. I let it dry for a week….Then realized the crackling patina was not drying which was beneath the acrylic. It was sticky and felt like honey. Don’t use this.
Since it would not dry even though it was water based like the acrylics. SO I scrubbed it all of with rubbing alcohol and water. I scrubbed all of the paint off down to the first gesso. Basically I repainted the painting and finally its a thing of beauty. The metallic golds and mediums with red iron oxide as a glaze helped with the feeling of a golden sunset that I was trying to convey.

Paintings done after trip to West Indies

"Salt Plage Sunset" is 31x26 was painted from memories and photos from painting at Salt Plage, old salt mill north of Christophe Harbour and Marina. It was a lovely sunset and a lone sailboat rested in the bay. I did this one with palette knives.
“Salt Plage Sunset” is 31×26 was painted from memories and photos from painting at Salt Plage, old salt mill north of Christophe Harbour and Marina. It was a lovely sunset and a lone sailboat rested in the bay. I did this one with palette knives.

Palms at Sand Bay

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“Sunset Repose ST Kitts”   36×24″ gallery wrap.

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 Painting from island travels

"Tropical Shore" is 48x24" gallery wrap. I had some images in my head of my travels in years past in various tropical islands. I did some chalk sketches first and then just started with a light weight background coloring and washes, added more paints and tints, some glazes with lighter colors and worked with quick brush strokes. Working with high energy and quickly really gives a more abstract feeling. This has become a favorite and the size lends itself to an over the bed decor. I kept the color subdued. linda-olsen.pixels.com for additional information.
“Tropical Shore” is 48×24″ gallery wrap. I had some images in my head of my travels in years past in various tropical islands. I did some chalk sketches first and then just started with a light weight background coloring and washes, added more paints and tints, some glazes with lighter colors and worked with quick brush strokes. Working with high energy and quickly really gives a more abstract feeling. This has become a favorite and the size lends itself to an over the bed decor. I kept the color subdued. Lately, I have had an opportunity to paint half days all week and I feel that I am reaching some good techniques by trial and error. Its exhausting and my back hurts at the end of the day but I am accomplishing a lot and still passionate about my craft.
linda-olsen.pixels.com for additional information.

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Mini Gallery Wrap original paintings on SALE

When I want to be more social while painting and spend more time with my husband, I set up a painting station on my kitchen dining table. I can then converse with him. Its the perfect place to work on my "smalls". They sell well at art shows and make great accent pieces. On a wall or on a bookshelf. They are various sizes but are  nice and thick 1.5". I am selling this summer for reduced prices of $35. to 50. Please pass this to friends who may contact me for this sale. lindaolsenart@gmail.com All credit cards accepted and I can ship anywhere. Usually I stand while painting in my studio. Sitting when painting little canvases. In my studio, music plays and I have enough space for two easels...hence I always work on several paintings at once. It was fun to work on these little ones. These were done over the last year.
When I want to be more social while painting and spend more time with my husband, I set up a painting station on my kitchen dining table. I can then converse with him. Its the perfect place to work on my “smalls”. They sell well at art shows and make great accent pieces. On a wall or on a bookshelf. They are various sizes but are nice and thick 1.5″. I am selling this summer for reduced prices of $35. to 50. Please pass this to friends who may contact me for this sale. lindaolsenart@gmail.com
All credit cards accepted and I can ship anywhere.
Usually I stand while painting in my studio. Sitting when painting little canvases. In my studio, music plays and I have enough space for two easels…hence I always work on several paintings at once. It was fun to work on these little ones. These were done over the last year.

coffee paintings Sale mini paintings