“Sailing Away”

“Sailing Away” is a small original acrylic painting on 8 x 8 x 1 inch stretched canvas. The painting wraps around the edges of the canvas. It’s a very tranquil and relaxing scene. Unframed. Signed by the artist.

“Beach Chair Sunset”

“Beach Chair Sunset” is a small painting of showing a lone beach chair facing a gorgeous tropical beach sunset. During this time of COVID-19, stress and social distancing, I think a lot of us are finding refuge in the occasional daydream. This is my favorite daydream. Sitting on a peaceful tropical beach, contemplating the shifting colors of an amazing sunset, warm breezes on my face.

Original acrylic painting on 10 x 10 inch stretched canvas.  Prints available on request.

"Mysterious Island"

It has been several months since my last painting. The holidays have come and gone, and we have entered a brand new year. Time to get busy again!

This new painting came into being as most of my work begins. Every time I try to plan a painting, I lay down the foundations and end up washing over it in frustration. Then when the paint dries, the underlying shapes form a completely unique image that sparks an idea that I can build on.

“Mysterious Island” started with the sky and sea, painted in an impressionistic style. The underlying shape of the island in the right foreground was already underneath, so I built upon it, creating a mountain in the background. I started the beach, then painted the trees and plants on the shore. By now the left side of the painting was looking a bit lonely, so another island in the distance seemed appropriate.

At this point, I became stuck. I needed input. After posting it on Facebook in a painting group and consulting family members for their opinions, I was ready to finish. I did some clean up work on a few areas. Then I had to make a decision. The lower right of the painting seemed empty with nothing but water to fill it. Someone online had suggested birds. I have never tried to add animals, or birds to my landscapes. But I need to start trying new things if I want to grow as an artist.

I started with some white flying birds in the distance. Then I took the plunge and started painting the white bird flying toward the island in the foreground. I had to correct myself a few times, but I think the end result is a fairly decent impression of a bird in flight. Adding the shadow of the bird on the water’s surface, I decided it was complete.

And that is the birth of “Mysterious Island”. It’s a colorful and peaceful landscape I hope all viewers will enjoy.

Acrylic on 16 x 20 inch stretched canvas.

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"Sea of Tranquility"

“Sea of Tranquility” is a very simple, straightforward painting of a blue ocean horizon. I was feeling the need to escape from the chaos around me. So I visualized myself on a white sand beach at the edge of a clear ocean. White clouds hang close to the horizon in a sunny blue sky. Imagine sitting at the ocean’s edge in the white sand with the warm sun on your skin. The only sounds are the waves and the breeze through the palm trees behind you. Just for a time, you can relax and forget about all your worries. This was the inspiration for “Sea of Tranquility”.

Original painting is sold.

For information on purchasing prints or any questions about my art, please contact me through this web page or email me at belindajensenwood@gmail.com

Please visit my Patreon page and find out how about how to support me as an artist and earn great pledge rewards!

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