2018 Anderson Arts Center Artisan Market Recap

2018 Anderson Arts Center Artisan Market Recap

November 29-30, 2018: I had such a great time meeting everyone who came out to the Anderson Art Center's first annual Artisan Market.  I was excited to be among the first group of talented artists and makers to set up in the upstairs gallery for the event.
December 03, 2018 — Jamie Hansen
I was made to create: I am meant to do this work.

I was made to create: I am meant to do this work.

God has brought me to this amazing place and he will be in my fingers as I complete the work. I am meant to be here and I am meant to do this work.
November 18, 2018 — Jamie Hansen
My Wacom Intuos Pro: one of my favorite tools in the studio

My Wacom Intuos Pro: one of my favorite tools in the studio

My Wacom Intuos Pro is a graphics tablet that lets me draw on the computer in the same way that I would draw on a paper. As a leftie, I can use my dominant hand to interact with my graphics software - which I think makes me faster and more creative. I draw and paint on the computer.  I use it to create layouts in design software and to browse the internet as if I am drawing a sketch. I am fast, intuitive, and efficient on my graphics tablet.
November 08, 2018 — Jamie Hansen
Using Kolner Miniatum: techniques I use in my pieces

Using Kolner Miniatum: techniques I use in my pieces

As an artist, I feel that it is important to use archival and time-tested materials in my work. I have a responsibility to sell a work that is not only beautiful but also designed to last. I was delighted to find a line of products by Kolner made specifically for gilding on paper.
November 04, 2018 — Jamie Hansen
Eight Reasons I love working in watercolors

Eight Reasons I love working in watercolors

Eleven years ago, I remember the resignation that I felt when I found that I was pregnant and the doctor told me that I needed to reconsider my oil paints.  I remember converting my art studio to a nursery, and the final oil painting that I created there.  I remember struggling with difficult and confusing watercolors that could not be corrected.  I made the switch to exclusively watercolor about eleven years ago. I finally gave away the last of my oil paints and I don’t regret it. Here are some of the reasons I love watercolor:
October 24, 2018 — Jamie Hansen
The meanings behind the artworks: where do they come from?

The meanings behind the artworks: where do they come from?

Sometimes we do the work but we don’t know the entire story, or exactly why we hope to do what we do.  Sometimes there are plans and meanings and stories much larger than ourselves, and we see only a tiny piece of the larger plan.
October 18, 2018 — Jamie Hansen
How I Eliminated expensive glass and framing on my Watercolors

How I Eliminated expensive glass and framing on my Watercolors

Some of the old masters painted on wood panels, and their work has survived for hundreds of years.  Here's how I learned to make wood panels work for my watercolors. These are the specific materials that I use to display my watercolor art without a frame.
October 12, 2018 — Jamie Hansen
Live Painting at Anderson Mall's first Annual BBQ and Bluegrass

Live Painting at Anderson Mall's first Annual BBQ and Bluegrass

I painted a 24" x 36" double bass while listening to the bluegrass band on stage in front of me.  The afternoon sun was warm and my paints dried quickly.  I started and finished the painting during the event, and talked to lots of people as I worked.
September 24, 2018 — Jamie Hansen
Free Download: Central Presbyterian Church

Free Download: Central Presbyterian Church

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Central Presbyterian Church has been an anchor for me and my family since we arrived in Anderson last year. I'm celebrating this beautiful building and the inspiring mission inside its walls with this watercolor and ink on yupo paper.

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Use this art for anything you like: cards, prints, totes, mugs, or gifts. Look for more freebees in future email updates!

Central Presbyterian

September 17, 2018 — Jamie Hansen
Giving Back at the Anderson Area YMCA

Giving Back at the Anderson Area YMCA

I am showing selected original art and prints at the Anderson Area YMCA. I'm so delighted to donate thirty percent of the sales of the art to fund scholarships for kids at the YMCA. I work out there regularly, and my son attends programs there. I am inspired to help other families enjoy the wonderful services at the Y.
September 14, 2018 — Jamie Hansen