Whimsical Abstract Gallery

Admit One Movie Marathon 171.5cm x 143.5cm x 4.5cm

Painting Description

This painting is an acrylic on canvas work. It is very large 142.5cm wide x 171.5cm tall x 4.5cm deep.

The idea's inspiration come from a movie marathon idea, where a mashed up of popular movies could interact in a fun and off beat fashion. 
The painting which has a unique distressed/scratched finish to emulate the look of old scratchy film reels provides a really interesting matt finish and certainly takes the painting to a much higher level visually.
The included movies and fables include: Cliffhanger, Aliens, Predator, Tequila Sunrise, Spiderman, Star Wars, Gravity, The cow jumped over the moon, Batman and Robin, Close encounters of the third kind, Superman, Jurassic Park, Avatar, Snakes and ladders games, Thelma and Louise, Indiana Jones, Edward Scissorhands, Wizard of Oz, Twister, Flushed Away, Tarzan, Lord of the Rings, Little red riding hood, Three little pigs, Aquaman, Ninja Turtles, Pirates of the Caribbean, Charlie and the chocolate factory, Wonder woman, ET, Apollo 12, Godzilla, Scream, Shriek, Planet of the apes and Harry Potter.

The painting starts with Charlie and chocolate factory and the Oompa loompas who are guarding the chocolate river from the Orcs of lord of the rings and the wicked witch from the Wizard of Oz. After Dorothy lands her house on the wicked witch she follows the yellow brick roads finding her friends along the way until they interrupt a fight between  storm troopers from Star Wars and Luke, Leia, friends. Dorothy and friends then get arrested by the stormtroopers and are taken to the mothership by means of Apollo 13 and watch the characters from gravity float through space on the way. Dorothy meets with Darth Vader and they become friends. Princess Leia then goes star bathing with Darth Vader in space. 

I could go on forever about the intricate storyline that inspired new characters to join in along the way, but sometimes it is fun to try to guess the storyline as you look deeper into the painting. There are so many relationships going on between characters from differing movies, that it provides endless entertainment and speculation.

An awesome amount of time and effect has gone into this magnificent painting and Karen Elzinga has simply outdone herself with this movie inspired painting for lovers of film classics.

If you would like to create your own movie mash up, get in touch with Karen and commission a painting in her original styling. Karen's work is unlike any other, it is intricate and unique, colourful and vibrant and screams look at me.

Paintings Close ups

"This is a movie masterpiece, a painting beyond belief" C. Jeffery

Underwater Reef -(Distressed Finish) 198cm x 137cm x 4.5cm

Painting Description

 Karen Elzinga's latest painting entitled 'Underwater Reef' an acrylic painting on canvas so big it will look stunning on any very large wall space. This photograph does not even come close to how great this work looks in person.

Tipping the scales at almost 2 mts wide, the 198 cm x 137 cm is a huge masterpiece of vibrancy and extreme colour. It just makes you happy looking at it, the way the patterns intertwine, connect and extend across the painting whilst incorporating a theme of scuba divers exploring the underwater coral reef just appeals in so many ways.

A slightly different painted finish for Karen, the surface has been distressed (see the video for better clarity). Karen very much enjoyed creating this totally awesome and unique distressed painting look that she will be doing many more in this style because in her words "The finish is incredible, different and everyone who has seen the painting just loves the distressed nature of finish, it has taken the painting one step further, brilliant l love it, it's my favorite painting to date, it's just so different and super interesting. I just love coral reefs and the feeling of exploring them, the beauty, the splendour, its a unique space that l could paint forever ".

Gallery wrapped (mounted to backing frame with sides painted as per painting front).

Karen is a highly sort after collector/investment artist selling both across Australia, England and the USA. Her latest paintings sell virtually the minute they are available, hence she does numerous commissions with collectors waiting.

As with all of her art her inspiration for one work generally comes from previous works, it's like a progression or an extension of her work, where one painting influences the next and the paintings slowly find new meaning and new content through that. As with most of her paintings Karen is highly influenced by the ocean beaches that surround her, the joy felt, the beach vibrance, energy and excitement felt by visitors and locals.

Her paintings are done in only professional acrylic paints and canvas. Karen's style is original, unique, whimsical in nature, intricate, and abstract in design.

Karen enjoys working in large scale and that certainly presents the wow factor on any wall. A painting this large is a feature wall in itself and will have your visitors green with envy. If you enjoy colour than this painting will not disappoint.

Karen is professionally trained artist completing a Double Major Bachelor Degree From Curtin University in Fine Art and Visual Culture in 2012.

Like any sold paintings, why not commission your own and incorporate personal factors in.
Be quick, large scale paintings like this go fast!

'Underwater Reef' - Painting close ups

Aussie Culture - 170.5cm x 116cm x 4.5cm

Painting Description

IT'S HERE......This Karen Elzinga original painting is sure to be one of her best artworks to date. A beautifully coloured, vibrant and impressive show stopper for any wall. It takes in all the excitement of any beach or underwater environment. Packed with so much visual splendor you'll be finding new things for weeks after purchasing.

As with all of her art her inspiration for one work generally comes from a previous work, it's like a progression or an extension of her work, where one painting influences the next and the paintings slowly find new meaning and new content through that. As with most of her paintings Karen is highly influenced by the ocean beaches that surround her, the joy felt, the beach vibrance, energy and excitement felt by visitors and locals.

This painting was designed to typify the Australian Culture, the sun, sand, and excitement that people feel when booking a holiday by the beach. Beach paintings will always bring joy because they take you back to a happy place, be it your childhood holiday memories or future beach holidays plans and one this colourful beach scene painting will be sure to bring a smile to your face always.

Her paintings are done in only professional acrylic paints and canvas, this canvas is painted  twice to obtain vivid and bright opaque colourations, something to which collectors especially enjoy. Karen's style is original, unique, whimsical and contemporary in nature and abstract in design.

Karen enjoys working in large scale and that certainly presents the wow factor on any wall. A painting this large is a feature wall in itself and will have your visitors green with envy. If you enjoy colour than this painting will not disappoint.

Karen is professionally trained doing a Double Major Bachelors Degree From Curtin University in Fine Art and Visual Culture in 2012.

 Aussie Culture' - Painting Close Ups

Distressed Fish- 188cm x 84cm x 2.5cm

Scuba Treasure- 139 x 93 x 2.5cm

Ocean Space- 79.5cm x 96.5cm x 2.5cm (3D centrepiece depth is an additional 1.5cm from canvas)

Sydney- 134cm x 92cm

Karen's earlier paintings

Ocean Breeze- 105cm x 102cm x 4.5cm

Lazy Days - 99.5cm x 107cm

Beach Dreaming - 97.5cm x 101cm

Beach Front Boulevard- 96cm x 100cm x 4.5cm

Scuba Divers- 103cm x 102cm

How do l commission my own artwork?

Step 1. Decide on the exact size required ( I work mainly in larger scale artwork) Please provide width and height measurement.

Step 2. Send me as many photos of the area that you can from different angles, if you want a particular item e.g surf tower, lifesavers, boat, trees etc, take clear photos of those and tell me that you specifically want those included in your painting as features. Alternatively select 3 paintings from the gallery that you particularly enjoy, than tell me 2 things that you love the most about them. I will be able to put something together based on that. 


Step 3. Quote provided



Step 4. Quote accepted and a deposit of 20% total cost is paid (deposit is non refundable if you change your mind).



Step 5. I will email you weekly progress with pictures so you have a record of your paintings progress for future sale or to show friends/family etc.



Step 6. Wait patiently (I can only paint so fast)



Want to start the process email Karen Elzinga: elzinga@live.com.au

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