Tuesday, December 4, 2012

"Takin' A Dip" contemporary equine painting by Linda Bein

"Takin A Dip"
$ 895

I am sure that my horses would love to take a dip if they could, that winter coat in 83 degree heat must be uncomfortable. It can't be December, seems like April or May!!   I have several more nozzle bottle equine paintings in progress, hope to finish before the holidays.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

"Aurora Borealis" watercolor by Linda Bein at the Bein Gallery

"Aurora Borealis"
arches 140 lb cold press paper
I started this painting with an under-painting on another paper, I laid this on the other wet wash and it lifted/printed an under-painting on this paper. It looked like the northern lights,  Aurora Borealis, to me.  But I wanted to hear the comments and left it on the easel in the studio.  One of my students that has lived in Alaska told me it looked just like the northern lights; and so it was named.

Monday, October 29, 2012

"Shy Gal" contemporary equine watercolor by Linda Bein

"Shy Gal"
15"x22" watermedia

I am really enjoying creating this series of paintings.  I have several other equine paintings started and going to begin some florals.  I have had my students do the florals and they had fun too!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

"On the Vine" watercolor by Texas Artist Linda Bein

"On the Vine"
transparent watercolor
To purchase contact Linda here.

I did the painting as a demo for my adult watercolor students.  We started with an under-painting, then negatively painted the grapes and then the leaves.  Then we pushed and added more darks.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

"Rogue Knight" contemporary equine painting by Linda Bein

"Rogue Knight"
to purchase contact Linda here.
This is the last nozzle bottle painting, although I have had a few more ideas.  Rogue Night  was also done with black gouche and watercolor. Thanks to my friend Sam,  I think she picked a  name fits him.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

"Blue Streak" contemporary equine painting by Texas artist Linda Bein

"Blue Streak"
To purchase contact Linda here.

This another nozzle bottle painting on Arches 140# cold press paper.  I used black gouche in the bottle and took a brush loaded with water and spread the black in places.  I used transparent watercolor for the background and the eye.Very different from the earlier ones.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

"Duchess Tina Turner" watermedia by Linda Bein

"Duchess Tina Turner"
This is a contemporary painting of a sassy little miniature horse that is a pasture mate for my daughter's old barrel horse.  She has a lock of hair like "Tina Turner" so we added to her name Duchess; she also has attitude!!  I used the nozzle bottle with matte medium, this was the first one that I did with it, it is a little heavier than the second painting, which I posted first (below).

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"Purple Sunrise" by Texas artist Linda Bein

"Purple Sunrise"
Email Linda if interested in this painting.

This is the next painting in the experimental phase of my summer painting.  Instead of using gesso, I used matte medium out of a nozzle bottle. I used these colors on a landscape and loved the look so I thought I would try it on a horse!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Contemporary Equine Painting by Texas artist Linda Bein

I have been experimenting with different watercolor techniques and mediums.  This work in process is transparent watercolor and gesso on watercolor paper.  I have started five others, so more horses to follow.   If interested in this painting contact Linda

Sunday, June 24, 2012

"Schools Out" transparent watercolor by Texas Artist Linda Bein

"Schools Out"
transparent watercolor
Contact Linda at lindaabein@gmail.com for more details.
For this transparent watercolor I used Winsor Newton watercolor paint on 140# arches water color paper.  It was started with an under-painting of yellows, reds, blues, greens. I painted negatively around the fish and seaweed with blues and greens.  The fish just jumped out and a several were painted with a few little details.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mountain Reflections watercolor painting by Texas artist Linda Bein

"Mountain Reflections"
transparent watercolor

I painted this several years ago and never blogged it because I never photographed it.  Finally, it is in inventory, and available for viewing.    It is a favorite of many students.  When my younger students have a class that they can pick their subject matter, I find them looking up to these mountains.  Many students and their parents recognize the Grand Tetons in the background.  It is a beautiful place on the earth.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Equine pencil drawing by Texas Artist Linda Bein

This11"x14" pencil drawing has no name, help me name it! You can either email me at www.lindaabein@gmail.com or leave a name in the comment section. She can be yours for $125.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

"Sunrise Fire"
water media collage
To inquire contact Linda at lindaabein@gmail.com

This was done as a demonstration in an adult class. We all used tissue paper and matte medium on arches 140# watercolor paper.  We chose yellows, orange, reds and purple for our under-painting.  And as typical for me, I saw a landscape and finished it with Winsor Purple trees.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

"Purple Waters"
To inquire contact Linda at lindaabein@gmail.com

I painted the background on this painting several years ago and just put it in a pile of incomplete paintings.  (my stack has been growing)  I love to start new paintings, that is the fun part, the new beginnings, just going with the flow, but at some point you have to pull it all together. My pile is rather large, it's time to finish some.  This just needed a tree to be complete.

Friday, April 20, 2012

"Grapes Galore" water color by Texas artist Linda Bein

"Grapes Galore"
transparent watercolor on watercolor board 
To inquire contact Linda at lindaabein@gmail.com.
I am finally phphotographing my paintings! I used to leave my camera in the studio but there was an accident with some water, and I needed a new camera. Now it is out of harms way and therefore out of sight out of mind!!  There has been so much to do with my daughter's upcoming wedding, one more week and I will get busy with more photographing and posting!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

"Wally" custom hand painted pet ornament by Linda Bein

Wally is one of my cats laying around kitty heaven with his brother Willie. I need to make an ornament of his brother and my dog too.  Too many animal friends to do.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

"The Abby Wall" transparent watercolor by Linda Bein

"The Abby Wall"
transparent watercolor
I finished this painting a while ago, but never photographed it.  I am trying to photograph all the old and new paintings and be an organized artist, that may be impossible.

Friday, March 23, 2012

"Flower and Buds"transparent watercolor by Texas artist Linda Bein

"Flower and buds"
transparent watercolor
$425 includes shipping
To inquire contact Linda, click here.

I am finally back to blogging, I hope to be more consistent.  I just have to start photographing all the paintings I have stacked up!!  I will have to do that in between all the wedding prep for my daughter, the date is getting closer.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Acrylic painting with Westlake Academy and Linda Bein

I have been working with two third grade classes at Westlake Academy to complete paintings for the Westlake Gallery Night fund raiser.  Several professional artists helped the students create their class paintings. The third grade classes that I worked with chose Canada as their country, and landscapes to represent it.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

"Ready for Battle" water media by Texas artist Linda Bein

"Ready for Battle"
"Ready for Battle" has been evolving over the years.  It started as a watercolor abstract, close your eyes and draw three big objects on your paper.  Look at it and add a few lines where needed.  Select your color scheme and paint.  Well, I didn't like what appeared, so I took I wet brush and got rid of all my hard edges. Then I decided to put some gold paint on it.  A sword and shield began to appear.  Now Ready for Battle is almost ready.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Meet "Oakely the King" Handpainted ornament by Linda Bein

Oakley was specially hand painted for someone in California, he sure is a handsome dog!  To bad I couldn't photograph it without the glare from the ornament!!!