Jamie Hansen: Watercolor Art

Show Recap: Anderson Arts Center

Show Recap: Anderson Arts Center

What an amazing opening last week! So many people came out and I loved meeting everyone. I am so grateful to the talented staff at the Arts Center for making the night wonderful. If you couldn’t make it, the art will be on display at the Arts Center through August 30th.

 Jamie Hansen at the Anderson Arts Center

The Arts Center is located at 110 Federal Street, Anderson, SC 29625 and is open Tuesday – Friday 9:30am – 5:30pm.


Reflecting on Russell Jewell's June 2018 workshop

Reflecting on Russell Jewell's June 2018 workshop

Russell Jewell: https://www.russelljewell.com

I took the opportunity to attend a workshop from Russell Jewell at the Anderson Arts Center this weekend. It was a two-day workshop attended by nine other experienced watercolorists. We learned about Russell’s techniques for creating works "en plein air"  (in the field)  and focused on beginning each work with a small pencil thumbnail where we explored light and dark.

Russell teaches art at Easley High School in Easley, SC and has won plein air competitions, judged art shows, been published in Watercolor Splash, and received many purchase awards for his work. I really...


Smell My Papers.

Smell My Papers.

My watercolor paper has a smell. It might be the sizing, but the unique smell and feel of the paper is like no other art material I can find. When I stretch the highest quality paper I can find, the smell of the paper assures me that I am selling my clients the some of the highest quality paper made in the world. The paper is so thick and heavy I have to break it rather than tear it. The paper will make my pigments glow and respond to washes of pure color just like pure joy.

 

The tactile...


Why I love creating personalized art

Why I love creating personalized art

Like the families I work with, each custom piece I make is nuanced and unique.  Each brings me joy as I use my love for art to help families celebrate their relationships and their lives together.