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A Canada Goose is on my Easel Update #2

Canada Goose update 2. Wow! It has been quite awhile since I worked on this painting of the Canada Goose (since April actually). Now that I have some time again I will try to finish it up quickly. It is funny how when you put something away and then you look at it, it...

Border Collies Finished – commission Oil WIP

Border Collies commission is finished! It has been a crazy busy start to the new year I have never painted or had so many deadlines like I have this year (that is a good thing). I am so happy to finally have had the time to finish up this commission of these two...

Canada Goose Oil Painting Update

Here is my Canada Goose update. I still have a few details (like the eyes) to add and the final highlights. I have a lot of paintings on the go all in various stages. I often post progress shots on my facebook page. If you would like to follow along with more of my...

A Canada Goose is on my Easel

I just finished blocking in this Canada goose. I will be painting birds for a bit and that’s ok with me, as you know I am a lover of anything animal or nature related. There will be an art show coming up just on birds at the Fog Forest Gallery in Sackville this...

Update 4 Border Collies commission Oil WIP

Border Collies commission, I am on the home stretch. I am so enjoying these beautiful dogs. I just have fine tuning and small details left to finish. Of course, I am now waiting for paint to dry lol it seems to be the story of my life right now. I have been super busy...

Adding Color – Week 3 of Cliff Turner Oil Workshop

I was so excited to be adding color to my painting. It is hard to believe the  difference a little color makes. This is what happen in week 3 of the workshop I am taking  on traditional oil painting from Cliff Turner. I posted last weeks (again) below to show you the...

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...

Back to reality. White Peony finally finished !

White Peony  – 16×20″by Krista HassonI have not painted realism since I began on my journey with rice paper. I started this a long time ago, it feels great to have it finished. I hope everyone is having a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping...

Sunflowers full Sheet Watercolor Painting Finished!

I am calling this one done, I will frame it tomorrow after I have a chance to stare at it for a while just to make sure. Feels good to have it done. I was just excited to pull the tape off of the edges (that is the best part)Hope everyone has an awesome week!

Sunflowers full Sheet Watercolor Painting Update 5

Update before this:I posted my latest update and then the one before that so you could see the difference. I have done a lot of work on this even though at first glance it may not look like it. The biggest thing was adding some warmth to the shadows. I also added...

Sunflowers full Sheet Watercolor Painting Update 4

I continued working on the petal and starting some of the layers on the centers. All of the centers started out blue and were glazed over top with other colors. It is much brighter in real life, I am not sure why but blogger always seems to darken the pictures I...

White Peony Watercolor Painting – Update 5

I am still working on my peony, not as often as I would like. It is still not close to being done, hopefully I will be able to give it more of my attention. I have also been busy experimenting with acrylic and paper, also mounting and varnishing watercolor and acrylic...

White Peony Watercolor Painting – update 4

It is slow going with the peony, I have to work on other things as well so I started an oil landscape and I also stretched some watercolor paper onto stretcher bars and I am doing a watercolor on that as well. This peony is 16×20 as well as the oil. the...

White Peony Watercolor Painting – update 3

Still working on my latest peony watercolor painting. I am just starting to develop some of the more shadowed petals, this will give me a reference to compare all of the rest to. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I also finished a...