Sailing is a recurrent theme for my paintings

Big Swell is 30×20″ and was started 5 years ago and recently was tweaked.
Since I spend many years on the Pacific ocean sailing with my family. sailing still is a theme I work on. Top one is the new version. Below are additional sailing paintings.

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Altered and Tinted Nautical Photographs

Growing up sailing and being around sail and motorboats has  always given me  a respect for the sea. Some of my photos from my travels and experiences have  inspired me to bring a little painting and tinting to the table. Some of these utilized painter, and impressions software where I painted, added textures and tints making a more artistic statement. Enjoy. Prints on demand....just inquire.
Growing up sailing and being around sail and motorboats has always given me a respect for the sea. Some of my photos from my travels and experiences have inspired me to bring a little painting and tinting to the table. Some of these utilized painter, and impressions software where I painted, added textures and tints making a more artistic statement. Enjoy. Prints on demand….just inquire.

Avalon Bay Professional Photography by Linda Olsen boat close Branta Healing Branta Healing graphite

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camden ships301 Center Hatch Branta clipper oil glaze p39-45 10meters_1205.indd Foresail folds Moonstone Bay paint New Years Race abstractionl Professional Photography by Linda Olsen reflection dingy pastezl Professional Photography by Linda Olsen

2 week infant
2 week infant

Cathy Andorfer and Vaughn Goebel wedding spinakers smudel Spinnaker Pole Cathy Andorfer and Vaughn Goebel wedding tall ship & bridge Ten meter

New large painting with sailing on my mind.

I have been thinking about my blessings lately and how thankful I am to be able to work at something that makes me complete. Its also therapy. As a child I did a lot of sailing around Newport Beach and San Diego. We sailed from Santa Cruz Islands, the channel islands down to Mexico. I call this 24x48" painting "Ensenada Race".
I have been thinking about my blessings lately and how thankful I am to be able to work at something that makes me complete. Its also therapy. As a child I did a lot of sailing around Newport Beach and San Diego. We sailed from Santa Cruz Islands, the channel islands down to Mexico. I call this 24×48″ painting “Ensenada Race”.

Windy Day paintings ~semi abstract

This series has a lot of very thick acrylic paints, plasters and textures. I did two on thick gallery wrap canvases. One is 60x20 and one is 40x20. I started them when I returned  from Jamaica trying to capture the colors of the water and skies. On the trip, the ocean was usually very calm but I imagined a sailboat race where there was a brisk breeze which stirs up the waves.
This series has a lot of very thick acrylic paints, plasters and textures. I did two on thick gallery wrap canvases. One is 60×20 and one is 40×20. I started them when I returned from Jamaica trying to capture the colors of the water and skies. On the trip, the ocean was usually very calm but I imagined a sailboat race where there was a brisk breeze which stirs up the waves.

Windy Day 60 x 20b

Abstract paintings involve a very intense process

"Sailboat Race" is 30x40". Its is a mixed media painting with added cheesecloth, plaster, colored gesso, metal powders, acrylic paints, glazes and varnishes. FOr several intense days of exploring and hating the results, I finally finished it and am thrilled with the results. The sailboats came at the end as I discovered a happy accident of triangular shapes among the brush stokes of gold. Then, thoughts of my childhood, racing with a thousand boats to Mexico every year (Ensenada Race) came into play. Abstracts constantly evolve and change as exploration of techniques occurs. There are stages that I really thought it was a disaster. I wish I had photographed the evolution of this painting as it started out as a primarily red canvas.
“Sailboat Race” is 30×40″. Its is a mixed media painting with added cheesecloth, plaster, colored gesso, metal powders, acrylic paints, glazes and varnishes. FOr several intense days of exploring and hating the results, I finally finished it and am thrilled with the results. The sailboats came at the end as I discovered a happy accident of triangular shapes among the brush stokes of gold. Then, thoughts of my childhood, racing with a thousand boats to Mexico every year (Ensenada Race) came into play. Abstracts constantly evolve and change as exploration of techniques occurs. There are stages that I really thought it was a disaster. I wish I had photographed the evolution of this painting as it started out as a primarily red canvas.

Photo Archives from twenty years ago

While trying to locate some old photos of my mother to send to my family, these old images were found. Being shot with a film camera, I wish I could find the negatives since the files that were scanned from a photo is never as sharp or good as the original...but it was fun to remember the trips. I had sailed several times in the West Indies and Florida Keys and have some nice memories.
While trying to locate some old photos of my mother to send to my family, these old images were found. Being shot with a film camera, I wish I could find the negatives since the files that were scanned from a photo is never as sharp or good as the original…but it was fun to remember the trips. I had sailed several times in the West Indies and Florida Keys and have some nice memories.

Boats in SUnset palm tree purple West Indies Evening Sail West Indies Sailboats yachts at sunset Yellowstone Morning lake