May 18, 2017

8 x 8 

Encaustic ~ Antique photos, Found Documents, Ink, Old Book Papers, Antique Key, Handmade Papers, Oil Stick

I am excited to introduce a new series of personalized encaustic paintings offered on a commission basis.  These encaustic assemblages are made up of old pho...

April 29, 2017

This morning I woke up at an ungodly hour but that's another story....

Let's just say it is now 6:30 am and I have already painted a textured encaustic painting and am about to blog about it. 

Crazy....I know.

Because so many of you are fascinated with how I create these...

April 28, 2017

I finally got my latest paintings added to my website! Whew, what a job! 

If you follow me on Facebook, you will have seen that I have jumped back into encaustics.  It's so much fun to be back playing with wax.  I have been creating a series of Prairiescapes in wax whic...

April 8, 2017

Hey art lovers

Because it's spring, it's time to move some paintings to make way for new work in the studio. 

To make room I'm having a 


If you are interested in putting some color on your walls to brighten your space


Check out the galleries on my...

February 20, 2017


It's been a while! Even though my plan was to blog once a week, even the best laid plans of we artsy types fall down in a creative slump. But with the coming of spring-like weather, it seems my slump is disappearing like a slow melting snowdrift. 

To mark my retur...

January 9, 2017

This morning's walk was after a night of snow that laid cover to all the old tracks. As I was walking, I was thinking that making tracks through fresh snow is like moving from the old year into a new one - venturing into the unknown with the goal of moving forward one...

December 29, 2016

Nights will be dark but days will be light, wish your life to be always bright  -  Happy New Year.

2016 is just about relegated to the dustbin of history. A new year is on the horizon and for many of us, we set about making our yearly New Year Resolutions - lose we...

December 14, 2016

Reflecting on 2016

I've always been told time goes faster as you get older, but this year seems to have flown by in the blink of an eye. Although there are still a couple of weeks until 2017, I have been thinking of where I have been artistically and where I want to go...

December 2, 2016

This morning in my email, I received a blog post from artist Nancy Hillis where she talks about finishing a painting and the struggle we artists go through in knowing when our painting is finished. Within her newsletter she discusses the internal critic that rises up t...

November 1, 2016

What's an artist to do when the ideas are not flowing and the brush just isn't cooperating?  

Just Paint!  

One way to do that is to start a challenge of doing a painting-a-day. Yes, start - and finish one painting every day for a specific length of time.  

So I decided t...

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Donna Hanson Artworks

Camrose, Alberta, Canada

Phone: 403-715-7665


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