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.

Tropical Landscape in broad strokes

Day to Night is 36x48" vibrant impressionistic painting of a tropical scene. I am leaving in the morning for a trip to St. Kitts with some artist friends. There will be eight women on this plein air painting trip and I am so excited!! I started this painting to get me into the island life. Some of the artists are from Charleston and I am thrilled to be working along side a nice diverse group of artists who all have different styles. I will keep you posted on the trip if I have cell phone coverage. I hear it is spotty. We also have a day trip to Nevis planned. ALthough I have traveled the West Indies and Caribean pretty extensively, I have not been to either of these islands.  Of course I will bring my camera....
Day to Night is 36×48″ vibrant impressionistic painting of a tropical scene. I am leaving in the morning for a trip to St. Kitts with some artist friends. There will be eight women on this plein air painting trip and I am so excited!! I started this painting to get me into the island life. Some of the artists are from Charleston and I am thrilled to be working along side a nice diverse group of artists who all have different styles. I will keep you posted on the trip if I have cell phone coverage. I hear it is spotty. We also have a day trip to Nevis planned. ALthough I have traveled the West Indies and Caribean pretty extensively, I have not been to either of these islands. Of course I will bring my camera….

Altered photographs of Beach Scenes

I love shooting but I also love the creative opportunities allowed in post production. Always start with a good high res photo and then add grunge textures and tints to some areas. I feel that this gives another emotion and interest. Just sold two canvases 20x30" of shell and golden dune. I can make acrylic, metal and canvas prints any size.
I love shooting but I also love the creative opportunities allowed in post production. Always start with a good high res photo and then add grunge textures and tints to some areas. I feel that this gives another emotion and interest. Just sold two canvases 20×30″ of shell and golden dune. I can make acrylic, metal and canvas prints any size.

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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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Beach themed paintings have so many possibilities

Since I have been in a highly enhanced creative state last month, I dream of paintings to produce. In my mind, I saw the sea and tide flowing around the pilings of a pier. I also imagined a pink sunrise with reflections.  "Under the Pier" is 36x36".  Working from a vision in my mind is not the best way to paint because you have to rely on what you think it would look like rather than using reference photos.
Since I have been in a highly enhanced creative state last month, I dream of paintings to produce. In my mind, I saw the sea and tide flowing around the pilings of a pier. I also imagined a pink sunrise with reflections.
“Under the Pier” is 36×36″. Working from a vision in my mind is not the best way to paint because you have to rely on what you think it would look like rather than using reference photos.

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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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New abstract expressionistic painting of a Wave

"Cascade" is a new abstract expressionistic painting that started out as an abstract painting. The more I looked at it, I saw a wave in the underpainting and gradually brushed and palette knifed in some details and tints. I try to stay abstract but the more I work on something, the more details come out. My husband said STOP on this one. Its done. 48x36" with gold metal strip frame.
“Cascade” is a new abstract expressionistic painting that started out as an abstract painting. The more I looked at it, I saw a wave in the underpainting and gradually brushed and palette knifed in some details and tints. I try to stay abstract but the more I work on something, the more details come out. My husband said STOP on this one. Its done. 48×36″ with gold metal strip frame. My website is linda-olsen.pixels.com for more information.

Professional Photography by Linda Olsen