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 🙂
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
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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!
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 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!!
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 email@example.com.
Thanks for all of your support!
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
Country Stream 5×7″ oil by Krista Hasson
This is such a great spot, just off the road on your way to Cambridge Narrows. I toned my canvas red for this little one. I like the little hints of red poking out. Maybe I will try red again tomorrow. Have an awesome weekend everyone!
“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.
“Country Sojourn” 16×20″ watercolor on rice paper (batik) by Krista Hasson
“Waters Edge” 18×18″ watercolor on rice paper (batik) by Krista Hasson
“Lone Pine #3″ 12×24” watercolor on rice paper (batik) 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.
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!
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.
I have been working away layering wax and paint and more wax and more paint …. I LOVE IT!! These paintings are starting to look like something other than just blobs of color. Hope you enjoy my update, don’t forget to leave a comment and tell me what you think so far. Thanks for stopping in. Have a great night everyone.
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!
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.
I am pleased to announce that I am now being represented by the Trinity Galleries in my home town of Saint John New Brunswick. You can view and purchase the following artwork through the gallery.
Please contact Trinity Galleries for information regarding size and pricing.
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!
I love the color of the new leaves and the smell of spring. I can’t wait!!
This is one of the paintings you saw in my earlier post when they were hanging to dry. It is 20 x 16”. I love the simplicity of this one.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful and creative week : )
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 : )
|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.
This is the web announcement I just finished for my upcoming solo show in Moncton, NB, Canada. I have been so busy getting ready for this. I will try to give you a peak at some of the paintings soon.
Hope everyone is having an awesome weekend!
|“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!
Hopewell Rocks II by Krista Hasson 12×24″
This is another one I have completed recently, there are many more I just need to find more hours in the day lol.
This is another one I recently finished, it is 18″x 18″. I really love the square format.
|Maritime View 12×24″
by Krista Hasson
Here is another one from the five, normally I would be finished these quicker but I have been busy doing lesson plans for my new students.
This is another one from the five I removed the wax from the other day. It is 16×20 and again it is much more saturated in real life. I really like the bits of debris on the forest floor in this one. Thank you for looking have a great day!
|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!
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!
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!
This is the second of the three watercolor paintings I just finished. It is 16×20 and also done on rice paper. Again I am having a hard time naming these paintings. Maybe it is because I just named 30 for my show, I must be all named out. Help! lol
This is the first of three watercolors I have just finished. It is on rice paper and is 11×14″. I am having a hard time naming this, if anyone has any suggestions please feel free to share : ).
Hope every one has a wonderful and creative day!
This is one from my Show at the Imperial, it is on the announcement so I thought I would share a closer look. It is 12×20″. I have 30 paintings at my show, I will post some of them once the show is closed. Thank you for looking, now off to paint for the next show : )
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
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!
Here is the first batik I did. it is 11×14 on rice paper. As you can see I was able to get much more light in my second one below. It is a great experience and process for me because you cannot help but loosen up. Excited about starting my next one. I will keep you posted.
I had a chance to work on my painting from last week a little. After looking at it for days I made some compositional changes, lowering the horizon line and moving the road so it was not so close to center. Hopefully I will get a chance to work on this some more soon. I have posted the original below so the differences are more obvious.
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.
OK I am calling this one done :), There are things I really like about it and there are things I might do differently if I painted this again not that I am going to do that) Over all it was a great experience with acrylics, I am still working away at my others, I will post them when I get a chance. Thanks for stopping in, have a great day!
I worked some more on this one as well. I feel it still needs some finishing touches. I am hoping to have this one finished by tomorrow. Still working away on my commissions as well, I will share them with you after they have been completed and are in their new homes. Have a great day everyone! Thanks for stopping in 🙂
I did some more work on my paintings last night. Here is the barn so far, this still needs a lot of work. There are a lot of things I feel still need to improve, but it is getting there 🙂
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!