Hunting by moonlight Acrylic on Canvas 16"x20" framed
Gentle or Strong . . .
'Keeping Watch' - Mule Deer
. . . "My animal subjects range from the smallest birds to the fiercest wolves. Whether prey
or predator, they release an energy in me as I bring my art to life using watercolors or acrylics.
Living in the Wild . . .
With a background in art and biology,
and years of living in wild country where I assisted a wildlife research biologist, I learned about endangered birds, spent a winter living with 3 moose in my backyard, and daily watched our pet Sandhill Crane
playing with my three little girls.
'Golden Eagle Family'
It was even a surprise to me.
After a few months of being
house bound because of
Covid19, I needed a change
and 'pick-me-up'. The ease
and fun of painting abstracts
was just the thing, no plan
in mind, just paint and have
fun--it was very freeing.
. . I start with charcoal studies, creating many drawings of my subject as I slowly work up to an exciting composition. I then go on to painting using the glowing colors of pastels, watercolors, or other media.
My final concerns are to heighten the
drama of lights and darks, and to add a touch of accents to give sparkle and life to my creation.
As I Begin to Paint . .
'Great Blue Heron'
It's Here ! - Vivian Olsen’s Children's Book
"THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE GOOFY”
Vivian Olsen - Artist, Author and Illustrator
"As an Artist I'm elated to be writing about and creating whimsical,
colorful watercolors of entertaining animal characters in this book."
"The Good, The Bad, and The Goofy" - A Children's Book
Vivian with 3 of her book illustrations - see others- go to
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