Hunting by moonlight Acrylic on Canvas 16"x20" framed
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."
Gentle or Strong . . .
. . . "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.
'The Lookouts' - Mule Deer
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 a 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'
Vivian with 3 of her book illustrations - see others- go to
"The Good, The Bad, and The Goofy" - A Children's Book
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