Sunbury Shores Art Show – Re-cap of opening night

What a great opening night! The staff and volunteers at Sunbury Shores Art and Nature Centre are fantastic.  I thought I would share some of the pictures from that night, I had such a great time. It was wonderful seeing such a big turn out and getting to speak with friends, family, and new acquaintances. Between the sales and the great company, it was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who attended, to my new collectors. Last but not least thank you to Claire and Janie, you have been awesome to work with.

Sunbury Shores has and an online shop where you can view the watercolor batiks in my show, it will be up until the end of the show – View Show  

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:

http://sunburyshores.org/exhibitions-2017/krista-hasson-2/

 

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I love dogs! Oil and Watercolor Pug Paintings

Pug oil painting commission

This little pug is Ozzie – oil  8×10″. He was a Christmas commission that I did for a wonderful client, she had it painted for her husband. This is actually the third pug I have painted for her, the first two were her daughter’s dogs. I am such an animal lover and always had pets growing up just about every type lol. I have a dog and a cat right now, but dogs are my favorite and I love painting them! The early pug paintings are in watercolor, you can see them below.

Pug watercolor painting Krista Hasson

Watercolor painting Black pug dog Krista Hasson

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

 

Seven Watercolors on Rice Paper (Batik) Started WIP

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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!

 

Last Gallery Hop until Spring – uptown Saint John Oct.16

colorful Fields watercolor on rice paper batik by Krista Hasson           Watercolor batik painting - Clematis

“Meandering Field”  14 x 11″      “Clematis”     14 x 11″
Watercolor on rice paper             Watercolor on rice paper
by Krista Hasson $450.00            by Krista Hasson $450.00

This is upcoming Friday night Oct. 16 is the last Gallery Hop of the season. Hopefully, everyone will be able to make it out. The artwork in this post will all be available for purchase at the Trinity Gallery on 128 Germain Street. They are open from 5 – 8 pm on Friday night for the Hop. I hope to see you there!

See Below for details on the Hop.

Watercolor batik painting - Tranquil Shore   Under Cover - Watercolor Batik painting on rice paper for sale
“Tranquil Shore”  16 x 20″               “Under Cover” 11 x 14″
Watercolor on rice paper                  Watercolor on rice paper
by Krista Hasson $800.00               by Krista Hasson $450.00

Gallery Hop – Fri Oct 16, uptown Saint John.

4:00-8:00 pm. Join in the excitement of going from gallery to gallery to view the latest exhibitions, meet the artists and gallery directors/owners, enjoy some light refreshments, and delight in conversing with friends along the way. The Gallery Hops are a popular event in Saint John.

Participating galleries include:

Public Galleries: 4-6 pm

City of Saint John Gallery, 20 Peel Plaza /
Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South / Library Millennium Artplace, 1 Market Square / New Brunswick Museum, 1 Market Square / Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Peel Plaza / Third Space Gallery, various locations

Commercial Galleries: 5-8 pm 

Citadel Gallery, 162 Charlotte St. / Cobalt Gallery, 111 Prince William St. / Handworks Gallery, 12 King St. / Jones Gallery & Studio, 73 Duke St. / Peter Buckland Gallery, 35 Duke St. / Trinity Galleries, 128 Germain St.

New Floral and Landscape Spring Paintings by Krista Hasson Available at Trinity Galleries in Saint John NB

Here are all of my latest spring paintings that have bee dropped off to Trinity Galleries in Saint John NB. If you would like to view or purchase any of these paintings please contact the gallery. The post below with the still life can also be viewed and purchased at Trinity Galleries.  I hope you enjoy these, have a wonderful week!

Watercolor batik painting - Spring Birches
Spring Birches #1  Mixed Media,
25 x 12″ by Krista Hasson
Spring Birches 2 Watercolor on rice paper by Krista Hasson
Spring Birches #2,  Mixed Media
25 x 12″ by Krista Hasson
Watercolor batik painting - Cone Flowers #2
Cone Flowers #2 , Mixed Media, 20 x 16″ by Krista Hasson
Watercolor batik painting - Cone Flowers #3
Cone Flowers #3, Mixed Media
25 x 12″ by Krista Hasson

My latest Mixed Media Paintings, inspired by the arrival of Spring!

I just finished 11 new paintings. They will be heading to Trinity Galleries tomorrow. Here are three still life that I was inspired to do with flowers that we will soon see in bloom here as spring gets underway. It has been a long hard winter this year. Here is hoping spring is warm and sunny : )  I will post the other paintings later. Have a great day everyone and thank you for taking the time to look and comment on my work, I greatly appreciate it

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“Green Bottle” 20 x 16″ Mixed Media
on Rice Paper by Krista Hasson
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“Milk Bottle” 20 x 16″ Mixed Media
on Rice paper by Krista Hasson
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“Glass Bottle” 20 x 16″ Mixed Media
on Rice paper by Krista Hasson

My latest Mixed Media Paintings, inspired by the arrival of Spring!

 I just finished 11 new paintings. They will be heading to Trinity Galleries tomorrow. Here are three still life that I was inspired to do with flowers that we will soon see in bloom here as spring gets underway. It has been a long hard winter this year. Here is hoping spring is warm and sunny : )  I will post the other paintings later. Have a great day everyone and thank you for taking the time to look and comment on my work, I greatly appreciate it

“Green Bottle” 20 x 16″ Mixed Media
 on Rice Paper by Krista Hasson

“Milk Bottle” 20 x 16″ Mixed Media
on Rice paper by Krista Hasson

“Glass Bottle” 20 x 16″ Mixed Media
on Rice paper by Krista Hasson

Watercolor Redefined by Krista Hasson Opening at the Saint John Arts Centre

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I would like to extend an invitation to anyone who loves art and will be in the Saint John NB area on the 13th of September to join me at the opening for my show “Watercolor Redefined” I will have 27 paintings in this show. For those of you that can’t attend I will post some pictures after the opening. Hope to see you there. Please feel free to add yourself to my facebook event page.

Win A Tin Of Chocolates with a picture of Krista Hasson’s painting “Sunflowers” on it.

Win this Sunflower tin of chocolates

I was thrilled earlier this year when Rogers Chocolates licensed the right to reproduce my painting “Sunflowers” for one of their Canadian Artists Series chocolate tins. I had bought a few as gifts for friends and family and I had one left. I decided I would like to share it with one of my many supporters.
That is why I am doing a give away over on my Facebook page. I wanted to make sure that all of my wonderful and loyal blogger friends have an chance to enter as well. To enter simply go to my Facebook art page:  FACEBOOK like my page and share this pic and you are automatically in.

If you would like to see more info on the chocolates you can go here: Rogers Chocolates
I would love to hear any stories about successes and failures you have had doing a give away on you Facebook or blog.

Just to let you know these are one of the best chocolates I have ever tasted : )
 Have an awesome night everyone!

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.

Red Poppy Watercolor Painting on Rice Paper by Krista Hasson

“Poppy”  16×20″
Watercolor on Rice Paper by Krista Hasson

This is one of the latest paintings I have finished. It is 16×20 and done with watercolor on rice paper. I have been painting non stop lately it seems : ) I love it! It leaves little time for other things, hopefully now that summer is over I will have some time to catch up on my blogging. Hope everyone has a fantastic day!!

Daffodil Delight! Watercolor painting on rice paper

I have finished many new paintings lately, I have not had a lot of computer time as I am getting ready for many upcoming events. This watercolor on rice paper is 18 x 26″ . I find posting these on blogger really dulls the color down, I saturated this a bit more hoping it will be closer to the real life version. I hope everyone has been well and are being creative! : )   Have a great night.

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!

UNCONVENTIONAL WATERCOLOR show at the Imperial

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!

Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper – Forest Glow

This is the second watercolor on rice paper I have done. I love the effect you get with the rice paper. There has been a bit of a learning curve, but I can see a lot of potential with this process. I am off to plan my next one!  I will post a picture of my first one once I get a picture.

Close up of the detail of the batik effect on the rice paper.
Thanks for stopping by. Happy Painting!