In the Studio

I’ve been painting! Here are a few process photos showing you what went into the making of a recently finished large oil painting. First I stretch and prime my own canvases. This was actually back in April, you can see I’m wearing a sweater and scarf.






In the case of this painting I worked many layers in acrylic to build up some texture.


Here is the acrylic under painting.

Under Painting

More layers of thinned oil paint were added until it was finished.
Perfect Storm 6-12Perfect Storm, 36 x 60 inches


These 24 x 24 inch paintings I finished pretty quickly in acrylic. I can’t explain why these came to fruition easier than some others.

Sea Spray 1, Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 24 inches


Sea Spray 2, Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 24 inches,


Sea Spray 3, Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 24 inches

I call them Sea Spray 1, 2 and 3. I might need better titles eventually, too hard to remember which is which.

I’ve also been working on small acrylic on Plexiglas paintings shown here finished and installed at The Centre for Vibrant Living in Kennett Square, PA. Some of my work is there through July 29th.

Acrylic Paintings Installed

They are actually 2 pieces of Plexiglas framed at the top and bottom with space left between the layers.


The one below is included in the upcoming 2013 Members’ Juried Group Exhibition at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts in Wilmington, DE


Here’s a new one in process.



4 Responses

  1. Carol Strange
    June 27, 2013

    You are awesome!

  2. Dottie Duvall
    June 28, 2013

    I love all of them!!! Sea Spray and the Acrylics are Awesome!!!! Blue is so Tranquil .

    June 29, 2013

    Hi Linda! These spray-scape acrylics are done by someone who intimately knows the sea – Bravo! – while the equally light-filled Centre of Vibrant Arts (I expect you showed there OK?) orange and violet, plexiglass image, is
    like fish you snorkel to see in the Red Sea or Caribbean or, on a mini scale, in a good tub of goldfish. I’m going to do oil paintings FROM out at sea, a change from looking from cliffs down to the briney. One can never tire of seas. Piers

    • lindacelestian
      June 29, 2013

      Piers, Thanks for the kind comments. You are right about never tiring of the seas. I can’t wait to see your works from out at sea.


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