Recent International sales of my paintings

The first painting ” Reflections in Water” is 24x48x1.5″ is was sold to a couple in Germany.
“Tony’s Bar in Negril” was sold to a woman in Australia. The hardest thing to international sales is properly protecting and boxing up. First I wrap with archival paper. Then I add a cut piece of masonite slightly larder than the painting to protect the painting, add stryophome corners then bubble wrap. The it all goes in a larger box.

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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.

Tutorial Notes on Painting underwater scenes

This series of underwater rays with the fluidity and transparency of water took a lot of trial and error. The way I figured it out was to do it in stages. First I painted what I remembered and with some photos of water in the tropics. I wanted to keep the paintings a bit abstract or impressionistic. I also added some metallic acrylic paints for a unique look but covered most of that up with more paint so it was subtle.  The next step was to sketch the different rays sailing under the water, over the sandy bottom. I kept adding the white reflections of the water that make triangles and shapes on everything form the rays and sand. The shadows on the sand under each ray really helped with the feeling of depth.  The last layer of course was painting over the entire paintings with the reflections of the sky on the top of the water along with little white highlights and sparkles.
This series of underwater rays with the fluidity and transparency of water took a lot of trial and error. The way I figured it out was to do it in stages. First I painted what I remembered and with some photos of water in the tropics. I wanted to keep the paintings a bit abstract or impressionistic. I also added some metallic acrylic paints for a unique look but covered most of that up with more paint so it was subtle.

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The next step was to sketch the different rays sailing under the water, over the sandy bottom. I kept adding the white reflections of the water that make triangles and shapes on everything form the rays and sand. The shadows on the sand under each ray really helped with the feeling of depth.ptg-progress2 ptg-progress2bThe last layer of course was painting over the entire paintings with the reflections of the sky on the top of the water along with little white highlights and sparkles. rays-gliding-16x40

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.
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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

Tropical scene with Palms

This new tropical landscape was completed this week. I am trying to use more abstract brush strokes from the flat of the brush, scraping and smushing the paint in thin and thick strokes. I also added many unexpected colors that add subtle jewel-like accents. "Three Palms" is 15x30x1.5 gallery wrap. It can be shipped anywhere.
This new tropical landscape was completed this week. I am trying to use more abstract brush strokes from the flat of the brush, scraping and smushing the paint in thin and thick strokes. I also added many unexpected colors that add subtle jewel-like accents. “Three Palms” is 15x30x1.5 gallery wrap. It can be shipped anywhere.