Friday, October 12, 2018

" The Workshops are back!"

This Autumn's Workshop Sessions starts with "Art Business Workshop with Tom Hanson" 
A 2 hour + session visits the Nuts & Bolts of the Art Business.
Tom brings 40+ years of experience in the art business to the class room, subjects covering creating portfolios, photographing your art, marketing strategies, sales, sales venues and events, tips on creating commissioned works and more.

Designing Art Marketing, a look at the tools

The first Session will be at the Spokane Gallery in Spokane Valley,
10am – 12pm, fee $25. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. 
call Gallery 509-747-0812, Tom 509-209-4228, for more info. Limited seats available.
Spokane Gallery, 409-South Dishman-Mica Road, Spokane Valley, WA 99206
All levels are welcome

Reproducing imagery

Follow up sessions for assistance with designing your own custom design, photographing of art work, creating an online presence etc.

If your not in the Spokane area and are interested in having a workshop in your area, please touch base with Tom, he'll look into the possibilities.
















Monday, July 16, 2018

"Somethings Fishy" Summer Art Sale

This time of year is a great time to head out to your favorite fishing spot and enjoy the great sport of fly fishing.
To honor the spirit of the Fly, I enjoy creating my series of original canvases featuring Abstract Fly's in action.

These original paintings are on a nice small format and will fit in just about any spot, nicely framed, an ideal gift for that fly fishing fanatic in your life, or even better yet, treat yourself with this special offer.

Featuring a big textural finish with metallic highlights, these are a limited series of pieces and only available through Tom's studio.
email Tom at tomhansonarts@gmail.com  or call at 509-209-4228.

Montana Magic with metallic highlights and Montana made Rustic Frame & metallic fillet
9.5" x 19.5 inches outside dimensions
Montana Magic 
One of the many variations of the Caddis family of patterns, these original paintings are on canvas panel with quality wood gallery frame and metallic fillet.   
Special Price:   Retail value   $375.00
                             Sale Price      $275.00 
                    with free shipping


Royal Wulff with metallic highlights & wood frame & fillet
9" x 15" inches outside dimensions

Royal Wulff
This is an extremely popular fly pattern on the water and on canvas, these original paintings are on canvas panel with quality wood gallery frame and metallic fillet.  
Special Price:   Retail value   $350.00
                            Sale Price      $250.00 
                    with free shipping

Close up of the textural technique and each piece features metallic highlights.




Fatso with metallic highlights & wood frame & fillet
10" x 15" inches outside dimensions
Fatso
This is an other popular popular fly pattern on the water and on canvas, these original paintings are on canvas panel with quality wood gallery frame and metallic fillet.  
Special Price:   Retail value   $350.00
                            Sale Price      $250.00 
                    with free shipping




StoneFly with metallic highlights & wood frame & fillet
10" x 15" inches outside dimensions
StoneFly
This is an other popular popular fly pattern on the water and on canvas, these original paintings are on canvas panel with quality wood gallery frame and metallic fillet.  
Special Price:   Retail value   $350.00
                            Sale Price      $250.00 
                    with free shipping

Golden Caddis with metallic highlights and Montana Rustic Frame
9.5" x 19.5 inches outside dimensions

Golden Caddis 
One of the many variations of the Caddis family of patterns, these original paintings are on canvas panel with quality wood gallery frame and metallic fillet.   
Special Price:   Retail value   $375.00
                             Sale Price      $275.00 
                    with free shipping


Close up of the textural technique and each piece features metallic highlights.




Touch base with Tom if you have any questions on the the pieces featured above....

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Tom's designs are now on Zazzle.com

Here's some examples of some of the items that are available at Zazzle.com that feature Tom Hanson Designs.


A fun tote to take with you fishing or to the mall

This is a very cool site that allows the customer to insert the artist's designs on numerous products.
I've started setting up my Collections of designs on my Tom Hanson Arts Store on zazzle.com, from cell phone cases to tote bags, these everyday products are a fun way to carry my art work with you where ever you go. 
Check it out and start applying Tom's art to the type of products you can use!

Tom Hanson Arts cell phone case  "Aspen Falls"
Cell Phone cases now feature Tom's Designs

Check in with my zazzle.com Store to see what new items we are featuring my designs on next!

Glacier National Park Montana Coffee Cup from Tom
Check out the many cups available



Wednesday, April 25, 2018

May Workshop features textural Aspens


The second in Tom's series of Workshops featuring Impasto  Painting with Acrylics is planned for Saturday May 12 and Saturday May 19th, the session has been changed to a single 
4 hour workshop
at the Spokane Gallery in Spokane Valley.

"Aspen Trees" are the subject of the upcoming workshop

In this workshop we will explore the textural qualities of Aspen and Birch Trees.


Applying texture to the Aspen Tree

 "roughing in" background

We layout our composition, then apply the modeling paste in multiple layers to achieve dimensional depth, and paint the back ground, "roughed in".


Roughed in

We apply paint to the textural areas and add finishing details.


Age and level and experience prerequisite is open to high school age art students or older, some experience in painting strongly encouraged but not necessary. 

The workshops include all materials and supplies, created on a 12" x 16" canvas panel.

Cost is $40.00 

The first dates are Sat. May 12th, 10:00am - 12noon & 
 Sat. May 19th, 10:00am - 12noon 

Purchase:

Payable through Tom Hanson Arts Store   click this link,
or through Tom personally with cash, check, call Tom at 509-209-4228.
There is limited space available for this workshop, so make your reservation soon, prepayment is required.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Kicking off 2018 with Workshops

In this Studio Workshop we explore textural painting with acrylics and modeling paste,
we'll create an abstract waterfall or series of cascades.

a close-up of the piece at conclusion

This is a two session program, due to the drying time required working with modeling paste.
It needs to dry significantly in order to work with the wet on wet or wash paint application.


applying modeling paste

In the first 1.5 to 2 hour session we plan our composition, examine examples to become familiar with the techniques effects, then apply the modeling paste in multiple layers to achieve dimensional depth.
Then, overnight or for several days, give the piece time to thoroughly dry and harden, so we can apply numerous applications of paint and water to create washes etc. as to not have the modeling paste get soft or reconstituted while painting.


at the conclusion of session 2

In Session 2, we apply paint with wet on wet techniques, applying and removing the paint in a series of applications. When the back ground colors have dried, we go wet on dry with a number of different brushes to add the water flow final touches.

Age and level and experience prerequisite is open to high school age art students or older, some experience in painting encouraged but not necessary. 

The workshops include all materials and supplies, created on a 12" x 16" canvas panel.

Cost is $49.00 
The first dates are Sat. March 24, 10:00am - 12noon & 
 Sat. March 31, 10:00am - 12noon 

Payable through Spokane Galleries Shopify  site, click this link,
or through Tom personally, cash, check or credit card, call Tom at 509-209-4228.
There is limited space available for this workshop, so make your reservation soon, prepayment is required.

Then:
Just show up with the desire to Have Fun, learn something new and you will create a totally original art work to take home with you.
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Friday, February 2, 2018

On it's way to the MRF Banquet in Great Falls



It's my pleasure to announce my participation in the Missouri River Flyfisher's Banquet and Auction in Great Falls on February 24th at the Heritage Inn.
I've just sent MRF this original to add to their event. As a native of Great Falls, and one who was raised fishing on the Missouri River and the surrounding tributaries, I'm happy to lend a hand in promoting this important groups efforts in the Conservation of this precious resource.


"Coachman" 10.5" x 20.5" original acrylic on canvas

If your in the area, and are interested in attending this fun and important event, you can contact the MRF at  http://missouririverflyfishers.org/  for tickets.