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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



 August 2016 What's New!
  from artist Linda Paul!
Linda is just launching her hand-painted dragonfly glass tiles


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 (for 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
More info and buy painting online



April 2016

Just finished this  12" x 12" dragonfly pas de deux, glass art or dragonflies and cattails

March 2016

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 reflecting effect.

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.  I 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.




hand-painted remobvable ready to hang glass backsplash
 

backsplash idea for granite
 New from artist Linda Paul  - Poppies and Flight Hand-painted Glass
 December 2015

I just finished this larger piece of glass art for my new collection
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. 
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Also hang as an original art piece anywhere in your home



beach art paintings in progress by artist
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April 2015
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

March 2015
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

March 2015
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 sand

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February 2015
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 percolate

in artist's studio

  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
Why Buy Original art? Some people may ask, "why buy original art when you can buy a nice print". Several reasons, simply put, the original is just far more beautiful. Its also one of a kind. This beauty does not translate as well in the digital world. Another reason is that the original captures the soul of the artist, what the artist is feeling when they are creating the piece can tangibly be felt in an original artwork. Of course the original is far more valuable and usually increases in value. You should buy original art because you love it! It will enrich your life.

Artist Biography

Artists Statement"
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.
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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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