How to "Build Your Coral Reef" acrylic painting

Workshop with Lyn Olsen. Everything you need to know to paint your very own Coral Reef acrylic painting.

A workshop with acrylic artist Lyn Olsen.

"Build Your Coral Reef.”

Recorded for you over 3 days in my studio in Tropical Nth Queensland, Australia. Paint along with me, or sit back and watch as I bring the canvas to life.

You will see my techniques unfold in each video as I explain tips, whilst building up the coral reef. From blank canvas to bright, vibrant, finished painting ready to post. Learn how you too can paint your very own reef scene, or use the techniques for almost any other painting style.

My daughter Leanne comes on this journey with us as the producer/editor. As a non artist she asks questions to help me explain why I am doing things in a certain way. We have a little fun too, and hope you enjoy this workshop as much as we did.

The 3 days are broken down for you into bite sized tutorials. Each one has a video and list of materials and colours used. The total time you spend with us, and in section 4, my husband Barry, is 3.25 hours. All videos size is 2.220 GB, but remember you can dive in at your own pace.

The videos can be viewed on the tutorial page, or enlarged to full screen. They are also downloadable if you wish to watch them again off line. On the top left of each video you will see a number 1. This is a speed controller so you can speed up or slow down the video.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Thanks in advance for purchasing this workshop, the first of many still to come. I look forward to seeing your very own Coral Reef Creation!

Yours in Art



Your Instructor

Lyn Olsen
Lyn Olsen

I have been painting for 15 years after an early retirement and time on my hands.

Travelling my homeland, Australia, with my husband Barry, a keen photographer, the deserts, rain-forests, vast expanses of windswept plains, natural bush-land, farming, cities, country towns, and of course the beautiful coast that surrounds this great land, have inspired my works over the years.

Lyn Olsen Artist Profile FunkyHaving lived in most of these areas, I am drawn to the coast, in particular, the east coast of Australia where we currently live in the beautiful state of Queensland. The wonderful Great Barrier Reef runs from far north Queensland down past central Queensland along the coast. We are very proud to have this icon which is listed as one of the Seven Wonders Of The World on our doorstep.

My art career has evolved over the years from a "dabble" in painting to nearly a full time career. Teaching, exhibiting, and holding workshops keep me busy on the home front, but I enjoy showing my works overseas. Having exhibited in New York, Italy, Miami and Florida has given me "self belief" and the drive to continue forward into the next phase of my career.

Acceptance into art publications and being featured in an episode of Colour In Your Life TV Show which has been shown in Australia and other countries, has opened many doors. I have been busy conducting workshops in many states of Australia and recording online workshops for those who cannot attend in person.

Please feel free to contact me for a commission of your favourite subject. Corporate and private commissions are very welcome.

In closing, I would welcome the opportunity to work with you to develop ideas for your special addition to your home.

Yours In Art


"Having fun with this - love the vibrant colours"

- Roslyn, Enrolled Student

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Frequently Asked Questions

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