The inspirational and creative process of artist Linda Paul
See artist Linda Paul create a painting from just a sketch to a finished work of art. Watch the process of inspiration and creativity at work. Mediums explored are egg tempera, acrylic, glass,
metal and stone
Art Commission in Progress June 2016
I am currently working on a pieces of commissioned art for a
customer. The picture shows it in progress in my studio
I had originally done the
dragonfly pas de deux glass art painting in a 12" x 12" size
sale here) , and the customer wanted a
custom 23 x 23" size to place above her stove.
I still have to put silver leaf
on the back, seal it and frame it.
Linda is happy to answer any questions about art commissions
that you might have
April 2016 I just completed my cowboy boot and
lariat glass art painting. It is painted behind the glass. The laser cuts on the boot are 23.7 karat
gold, the rest of the painting is backed in silver. I used a
small amount of translucent turquoise blue green paint
for the stitching etc. The silver behind the paint makes it sparkle like a jewel. The painting is made up of 9 individual glass pieces. It can be installed as a contemporary western kitchen
backsplash or wall art mural. It is also possible to
frame each of the 9 glass pieces separately in a thin frame
to hang as a grouping on your wall
The rough idea sketch is below. Its funny how things start
with a rough drawing on scrap paper and a cup of coffee in the morning
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Just finished this 12" x 12" dragonfly pas
de deux, glass art or dragonflies and cattails
This is a super rough sketch of an idea I had in early
winter for a glass artwork with cowboy boots, lariat ropes
etc. I might put horse heads and cowboy hats in the corners
instead of the stars and horseshoes
Watch this page to see how it turns out
|January 19, 2016
I have now painted the back of the glass with the
special translucent paint I make myself. My next step will
be to apply silver leaf over the paint for a dramatic light
I changed things a bit from my original sketch. I added a
butterfly in the corner and dropped the petal on one
sunflower to be facing down, so that you can imagine the
butterfly landing on it
January , 2016
I have started working on another original glass painting. I
created a sketch based on my Sunflower Field painting.
am going to create the new original on a piece of 12" x 12"
glass with silver/aluminum leaf for the flowers and real
copper for the background.
from artist Linda Paul -
Poppies and Flight Hand-painted Glass
I just finished this larger piece of glass art for my
It has been
hand-painted and silver leafed on the back side of the
glass. You can hang it directly on the wall as a
removable back splash or wall art.
Artist's inspiration: My garden is my happy place. I am
always inspired by nature. This original artwork features
red poppies, a pale green dragonfly, butterflies and
hummingbird all hand-painted in translucent paint that I
make myself. After the painting in completed, I back
it in silver leaf. the silver shines through and reflects
the light beautifully
Hang on existing backsplash or kitchen wall or install
between other tiles.
Also hang as an original art piece anywhere in your home
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Here are the two paintings so far on the easel
in my studio.
I decided to added a matching painting as it
continues the story of the pearls coming out of
their shell. I may even add a third artwork of
pearls in the water. The one on the right is
almost done, the left one needs more work on the
pearls and beach sand
The painting is progressing along nicely. I like
the chunky colors of the sky. I have just
started to work on the pearls. It takes a lot
of layers to get the effect I want. The colors
of the pearls will be gold, turquoise
green and pink with perhaps just one black pearl
for metaphoric value, not sure yet. I go the way
the painting takes me and try not to have too
many preconceived ideas
I began this painting being a bit more abstract
with just pearls on the beach, then I
decided to add a shell to for metaphoric and
visual interest. I like the pearls spilling out
of the shell. I may have to make a companion
piece for the left side with just pearls in the
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I decided to start some new beach and ocean
paintings. We were supposed to go to St Lucia
this February, but life got in the way, so I
have to paint my beach view instead. I also want
some new paintings for my bedroom. I like
bedroom colors to be soft and restful. The
colors in my bedroom are a sea glass green and
white duvet and pillows with a beige rug. There
is a tiny bit of beige in the sky of the
painting, just enough to pick up the color of my
rug. I actually started the sketch of this in
2013, see below in Mother of Pearl series.
Sometimes it takes a while for things to
Here is one one my experiment boards. When I am experimenting, I let process and curiosity take me in any direction. I am playing with copper and silver metals, polymers, dyes etc. I have a look in my mind that I am trying to achieve. I tag my experiments with post it notes so I can remember what I have done. After playing around for about a month, its time to try a study with my new inspiration and mediums
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When asked ‘What is your favorite painting’, I always say, ‘the next one I am going to paint!”
Favorite question and life philosophy is WHAT IF? I will fearlessly follow even a thread of curiosity when combining mediums or styles. Let process take me on any tangent.. What's the worst thing that could happen? Even what seems to be any ugly painting or a failure will lead to other things that are not. I feel that unless I am prepared to fail, I can not improve and grow.
Style: I don't paint in any one style, I let inspiration speak to me and I go with the flow. My work runs the gamut from chunky realism to abstract and impressionist painting.
I use many different mediums to
create my artworks. One of my favorites is
egg tempera which I make by crushing stones and minerals and adding egg yolk. Blues come from crushed lapis lazuli, greens from malachite and natural green earth found around Verona Italy. I even use minerals found during hikes in the Rocky Mountains.
I am captivated not only by the purity and naturalness of this medium, but by the science of it. Each pigment has its own set of properties and capabilities that must be explored. How better to express
visions of the earth than with earth itself. This medium is luminous and lasts for centuries.
read more about egg tempera
I also make my own acrylic paint in the same manner. By adding pure pigment to a acrylic polymer. I can add thing like crushed mica , metals and pearlescents to make the painting come alive.
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