SCA 2017 Elected Members Exhibition “Oh Canada – our Home & Native Land”

SCA 2017 Elected Members Exhibition "Oh Canada - our Home & Native Land"

I am very excited, I just found out that my painting “Maritime Adventures” 12×24″ oil has been accepted into the SCA 2017 Elected Members Exhibition “Oh Canada – our Home & Native Land”.

The show will be taking place at Gallery 78 in Fredericton, NB on June 16 to July 9 with an “Opening Reception” takes place Friday, June 16 from 5-7pm.

I have been an elected member for a couple of years now but I was always busy with other commitments when it came time to apply for their shows. This year I planned ahead. Anyway, I was just so excited I had to share, thank you for taking the time to look 🙂

Nature’s Essence by Krista Hasson Solo Show at Sunbury Arts and Nature Centre

Natures Essence solo art show Krista Hasson

My solo exhibit “Nature’s Essence” will be hung this upcoming Wednesday. You can see it at Sunbury Shores Art and Nature Centre in St. Andrews NB.

I can’t believe how fast the time goes by. It has been a super crazy busy start to 2017, these last 3 months I haven’t stopped. That is a good thing though it keeps me out of trouble lol. I will be attending the opening of the show on Friday night April 7th, 2017 from 5 pm to 7 pm, I would love to see you there. Make sure you come by and say hi!

Here are the details:

NATURE’S ESSENCE by Krista Hasson

April 7 – April 29, 2017

Opening reception – Friday, April 7th – 5 pm to 7 pm


Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre

139 Water Street, St. Andrews NB  E5B 1A7

Phone: 506.529.3386

Here is a link to my exhibit page on their website:


If you would like to hear about shows and upcoming events please sign up for my newsletter below:


As an Artist you should never stop learning

I started taking a workshop on traditional methods of oil painting. The instructor, Cliff Turner is an excellent artist, he is also a great teacher with a good sense of humor (very important). I have painted with oils for some time now but I have never painted using the traditional methods. We started with an under-painting of the sky in week one. Week 2 we did the under-painting for the buildings. The method is very interesting I love the adding and subtracting of the paint to build up mass and form. I have posted pictures of week 1 and 2 below. I will post the other weeks as they happen. Have a great night!

Cliff Turner workshop

Week 1 under-painting of sky by Krista Hasson oil 16×20″


 Week 2 Under-painting buildings by Krista Hasson

What do you do as an artist to continue to grow and learn? Let me know leave a comment below.


Great Media Coverage for my show on Grand Manan Island

Great media coverage for my show in Grand Manan. I was totally surprised with the media coverage I received for the opening of my show on Grand Manan Island at the Grand Manan Art Gallery. I was featured in our local KV Style paper and them one of my paintings was used with the Gallery’s show announcement in the telegraph Journal. Today I was getting congratulations on the article about me in the telegraph Journal this morning. Who knew, I didn’t lol It was a wonderful surprise.  My show opened the 16th and will run until Aug. 4th so if you are going to Grand Manan stop by and see it. I have included pictures of the articles below. Have a wonderful week everyone!!

30 paintings in 30 days Challenge comes to an end – oil paintings by Krista Hasson

It is the end of January and the Challenge has come to an end, it has been a productive month. I have learned so much by doing these small daily paintings. A big thank you to Leslie Saeta who leads this challenge, she is an inspiration! These are available for sale here. If you are local and want to pick your painting up please let me know and I will remove the shipping charge before you pay. You can email me at

Thanks for all of your support!

Oil Painting 19, Day 19 Of 30 Paintings In 30 Days Challenge

Fall Stream - small daily oil painting

Fall Stream – 5×7″ oil by Krista Hasson

I was cutting it close today lol Finished this one just in time before my daylight ran out. I would like to thank everyone for their wonderful likes and comments on my facebook page, it is really encouraging. I am glad you are enjoying watching this challenge. Comments can be left on my facebook page. Thanks

Finished Watercolor on Rice Paper (batik) Paintings

Watercolor batik painting - Rural Beauty

“Rural Beauty” 16×20″ watercolor on rice paper (batik) by Krista Hasson

These are the watercolors that I finished back before Christmas. I thought I would give you a break from my 30 paintings in 30 days lol. I am in the process of finishing up more and will post then as soon as I am done. Thanks for looking.

Watercolor batik painting - Country Sojourn
“Country Sojourn” 16×20″ watercolor on rice paper (batik) by Krista Hasson

Water's Edge - Watercolor Batik painting

“Waters Edge” 18×18″ watercolor on rice paper (batik) by Krista Hasson

"Lone Pine #3" 12x24" watercolor on rice paper (batik) by Krista Hasson

“Lone Pine #3″ 12×24” watercolor on rice paper (batik) by Krista Hasson


Oil Painting 5, Day 5 of 30 paintings in 30 days challenge

"Dale Painting" oil 7 x 5" by Krista Hasson

“Dale Painting” oil 7 x 5″ by Krista Hasson – SOLD

This painting is a picture I took of my good friend Dale painting Plein air, This was one of my first times painting outdoors, I was not overly prepared for outdoor painting. I love painting outdoors now, it is amazing how quickly you learn. This is the first time I have every painted a figure in a painting, an interesting challenge.

Thanks for stopping in.

Oil Painting 4, Day 4 of 30 paintings in 30 days challenge

Fall Road 5x7" Oil by Krista Hasson

Fall Road 5×7″ Oil by Krista Hasson

This is my painting for day 4, I really struggled with this one. I find it hard to photograph wet oil this time of year, there is snow on the ground outside (where I usually photograph my work) and I can’t use lighting inside because of the glare on the wet paint. If anyone knows of a better way please share  : ) Have an awesome day!

Oil Painting 3, day 3 of 30 day painting challenge

Marsh oil painting

Marsh 4 x 10″ oil by Krista Hasson

My painting for day 3 is a small landscape 4×10″ in oil, I find it quite a challenge painting this small. I am already learning useful lessons. I am enjoying not worrying about the small details, it is quite freeing. Trying to add nice thick paint for texture. I can’t wait to see the difference in my brushwork by day 30. Thanks again for stopping in, please let me know what you think on my facebook page.



Seven Watercolors on Rice Paper (Batik) Started WIP


So Excited! I started 7 new paintings today. I have one layer of paint and one layer of wax on. This is the second layer of paint pictured below. They are hanging to dry waiting for another layer of wax. These paintings are all treed landscapes, two of which have old barns. My studio as you can see is a mess lol when I start new paintings I have tunnel vision, so the mess will have to wait until I am done. I will keep you posted with updates as I progress.


Thanks for stopping in. Comments always welcome and appreciated!


My Favourite Part of Summer – Rice Paper and Watercolor

 Flowers are the thing I look forward to the most in the spring and summer, they always brighten my day. It all starts early in the spring when I go out to the garden every morning to see how things are growing and year after year I am excited to see the first few plants starting to push through the earth.
These next paintings are inspired from these moments and feelings.
I hope they brighten your day! Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Fun! With My New Printing Press–Buddha and hay by Krista Hasson


bhudda printplaying with printing press

Printing Press

This is my new printing press. It was a Christmas gift from my husband. He bought me the cabinet underneath last week, it was a perfect fit. I was so busy getting ready for a show I did not have time to use it until now. I love it!! The prints above are the first two block prints I have done with my new press. I am still working the kinks out lol. Once I get these refined to the point I am happy with them I will do a run on good paper. I am also working on 2 small 6×6” mixed medium paintings, I will post when finished. Thanks for stopping in have an awesome day!

Art Show “Unconventional Watercolor” by Krista Hasson is Hung and Ready to Go

I just got done hanging my show in Moncton, NB at the Capitol Theatre Art Gallery. These are not very good quality (taken with my husbands cell phone) The artist reception is Jan 2 from 5 to 7 pm  you can get more details here. I will take some better picture then. There are a total of 29 new pieces on display and available for collectors to make their own. As you can see the whole other side of the room is missing. I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year : )

Rice Paper Paintings for my Solo Art Show in Moncton, NB by Krista Hasson

Hooper’s Garden Shed – 24 x 12″
Watercolor on rice paper by Krista Hasson

Irises  –  24 x 12″
Watercolor on rice paper by Krista Hasson

These two paintings are going in my solo show (along with 25 others) at the Capitol Theartre Art Gallery in Moncton, NB Canada. They are two of my favourites, plus I really love the long format. My show runs from Jan2 to Feb 27th. Opening reception is Jan 2 from 5 to 7pm. I hope to see some familiar faces and looking forward to meeting some new ones.

Fall Shadows Watercolor on Rice Paper by Krista Hasson

“Fall Shadows”  Watercolor on Rice Paper
30×30″ by Krista Hasson

This is one on my latest paintings. It is 30″ x 30″ , this is the largest I have ever worked with the rice paper. I liked working big, for some reason I found it easier to keep it simplified, I was worried it would be the opposite. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Spring Thaw – Birch Tree Painting Watercolor on Rice Paper

Spring Thaw 14×20″
Watercolor on Rice Paper by Krista Hasson

Here is one of the paintings finished, still working on the other 4. I have been very busy, hoping to get them all finished up soon. This one is 14×20″. The painting is actually a little more saturated in real life. I find that when I post them on blogger it always dulls the color down some.
Hope everyone is having a terrific weekend!

Just Removed the Wax off of 5 more Watercolor Landscape Paintings

So this is what happens after I remove the wax, I attach them to a board so I can set them in my front room. I will look at these for a few days, figuring out what I want to change or touch up (or not) then I will adjust, and go through the process again. When I am completely done I will take individual pictures and post them. Have a great night everyone!

3rd Landscape on Rice Paper – Watercolor Painting

This is the last one of the 3 I just finished, it is 12×24″ and watercolor on rice paper. I can not believe how excited I get about these paintings. I don’t think I will ever be able to paint realism again lol. Oh and again I have no name : ( . I also just finished drawing out 5 more in various sizes, and can’t wait to start them. Hope everyone is having a great day. Happy painting!


My solo show was hung on the 19th of March and runs from the 20th of March until the 27th of May. There will be a reception on the 14th of April from 2pm to 4pm. The artist’s reception is a little later, but hey..better late than never. I look forward to seeing friends and family, old and new faces. Everyone is welcome and feel free to bring anyone else who enjoys art. Thanks and have a wonderful weekend

Landscape Watercolor on Rice Paper

This is another Watercolor on rice paper. It is 12×24 and is for my upcoming show at the Imperial. I have done many others, I have been painting like a mad woman lol . Once I am finished all the work for my upcoming show mid march I will have time to post the other paintings. Hope everyone is well and being creative!

90 minute Painting done in Acrylic Work in Progress

On Tuesday nights I have a couple of friends over to paint, we decided to try to paint as much as we could in 90 minutes. I thought this would be good for me to try to loosen up and stop over thinking :). Here is what came out of the 90 minute session, I am hoping to work on this some more and see if it can be saved lol. My reference photo was from wet canvas, I have plenty of my own photos but was looking for something simple that I could possibly tackle in such a quick time. Overall it was a worth while exercise.

Old Barn Acrylic Painting I Am Also Working On – Work in Progress WIP

I also started this one of a barn I took a picture of the other day over on the Kingston Peninsula. I find even with the acrylic I need more than one to work on. This still has a very long ways to go. I am really starting to enjoy the acrylics, I feel I can be a little looser with the subjects I have been painting lately. I will post an update of the Cardinal as soon as I get a picture. Hope everyone has a great week!