Tuesday, June 2, 2009

"Blue River Valley"

I'm happy with this little oil. It's an 8 x 10 painted on a gessoed board. The pre-gessoed board was a little too slick so I gave it a rough coat of gesso and let it dry for 24 hours. It's not easy to paint detail on a rough surface - so it forces me to paint loosely. I like the piece as it has a 'sense of place' - something I am always striving for.

I'm painting for a show in Breckenridge, Colorado at the end of June. "Meet the Artist" is an outdoor show that I did for the first time last year with my sister, Joanne Hanson. www.JoanneHansonArt.com. Several years ago she finally listened to me and gave painting a try. She has yet to put the brush down and her work is already selling well.

MEET THE ARTIST is June 27, 28, 2009 on the lawn at Riverwalk Plaza in Breckenridge. If you have trouble finding me, call me on my cellphone at 928 300-9118. I will be showing Colorado landscapes (including this piece) and my wildlife paintings.

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