Thursday, December 31, 2009

Quick Little Sketch

This is a quick sketch. Trying to loosen up

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Daily Walk


Daily Walk 20" X 30" Oil on canvas $900
This is the area my husband and pooch walk almost every day. The paint is thick and done entirely with palette knives. It was a lot of fun.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Red Earth

Red Earth 48"X48" Oil on canvas

This painting is an inspiration from my trip to Sedona. The earth was so warm and the peaks were indescribable.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Light

"Light" Oil on Canvas 60" X 48"

This is the largest canvas yet. I love painting large and it was a thrill to be able to do this.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Quick Impression

This was one quick impression that I did of the canyon. It was early in the morning in our unit and I realized I hadn't done any painting so I quickly sat down and did this.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Grand Canyon

We're back from our whirlwind tour of the Grand Canyon and Sedona. It was such an incredible experience seeing the colours and contrast of nature. In Sedona we were crinking our necks to look up and in the Grand Canyon we were looking down. Every other expression out of my mouth was "Wow". There was so much inspiration and glory around us that we didn't have time to stop and paint. That will be next time. I will spend at least one week in Sedona and just try to catch the impressions.

I did take about 1,000 photos so I will give "Impressions of Sedona" a try.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Coast Scape

Coast Scape Oil on Canvas 48X48

This image, though intuitive, brings me back to my travels in Nova Scotia with the large jutting jetties and craggy coast.
Travel is so important to what I do.
On that note I am heading out to Sedona with a visit to the Grand Canyon. Looking forward to seeing how that influences me. I will be back in a weeks time.

Cheers


Sunday, November 1, 2009

BC Wilds

Acrylic Painting 11X 14 X 1 1/2 Painted on the sides.
I will be posting this to Ebay.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Watercolour study for Mural painting

I did a few of these to prepare for the group mural that I am a part of.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Coast

Coast 48" X 48" Oil on Canvas

Paintings like this are very difficult to photograph. The saturation of colours in the deep and light areas are in conflict when I go to photograph the painting. The colours here are accurate in the deep area but washed out in the light area.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

West Coast Study

West Coast Study 12"X12" Oil on Canvas

This painting was one of many I did as a study for the mural that I am part of.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Flower Study

Flower Study, watercolor 6" X 18"

When we were out camping we sat and did some watercolor studies. This is one of them. They are fun to do. Bold, bright and cheerful

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Summers Over

Watercolor sketch 6" X 18"


Summers over and what a summer it was. The good, the bad and the now healthy. Sometimes it all happens at once. The great part was the good far outweighed the bad.



I will start posting again with sketches, images of very large paintings and we'll see where we go from there.



If anyone would like to email me please do at bentecreates@shaw.ca

Monday, August 3, 2009

Light Force

Light Force Acrylic on Panel 33" X 29"

This painting was my attempt at getting acrylics to behave as oils. The fumes from the oil painting medium is very difficult to work and live with so I try to find ways to get the acrylics to behave the way that I can get oils to behave. They are two distinctly different mediums. I did enjoy doing this painting. Layer upon layer of glazing.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Flight

"Flight" 48" X 48" Oil on Canvas

Monday, June 22, 2009

Morning Coffee

Morning Coffee 24X36 Oil on Canvas

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Intuitive


"Intuitive" Oil on Canvas 24" X 24" Available through Hambleton Fine Art Services.

I do love doing these intuitive paintings. The brush sort of takes over and suddenly my conscious brain tells me I'd better stop. The colours are very transparent and flow together beautifully. I haven't been able to do this technigue in any other medium than oil.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Happy to Anounce


I am happy to anounce that you will find this painting and three others in the showroom of
Hambleton Fine Art Services in Vancouver. I have attached a link to 3 of the original canvases that you will find there.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Quick Study

Acrylic on Canvas 8" X8" $40

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Strata

Strata 8X8 Acrylic on canvas $40

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Pier

Acrylic on Canvas 8" X 10" $50

Friday, May 29, 2009

Chilliwack Lake

This is very early in the morning when the sun was rising (on the left). The light was changing every minute. I believe parts of the impression of this scene will likely become an abstract painting down the road.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Streambed


This quick sketch was a disaster in the making. The wind was blowing. I kept dropping items into the large rocks I was sitting on and the cruncher was when my dog came and put his paw right in the middle of my watercolour paints. I called it quits then.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Squamish Spit II

This is the same location. I simply turned my chair. The estuary is a remarkable assortment of streams, rotten old pilings, sand and birds.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Squamish Spit

One of two sketches done on the long weekend. I particularly liked this location. Would gladly go back, oil paints in tow.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Roads Travelled

This is a sketch done at Chilliwack Lake. I am going to post sketches that may end up as studio paintings. The information gathered on location is very valuable as the recollection of what it was that attracted me to the scene is embedded in my memory. When I look at the photos taken and the quick sketch the whole scene comes back.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Morning Light

"Heron in the Morning Light" 9 1/2 X 9 1/2 on watercolor paper
$30 listed on Ebay
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=220408187384

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Happpy Camper

Here we go a painting and camping. I have wanted to do this for a long time and now I have the vehicle to go out and paint to my hearts delight. I am looking forward to showing you the creations that are a result of this purchase.

Happy Camping

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Verna's Garden

Verna's Garden 36X30
Available as a print on FAA The link is http://fineartamerica.com/featured/vernas-garden-bente-hansen.html

We are heading out for a few days exploring the Pacific Northwest looking for inspiration and future paintings. So, I am posting some images that are available as prints and I will let you know what we found when we get back early next week.

I hope you enjoy the beautiful spring weather. I saw my first tulip today. Yeah!!!!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

Spirit Sky

Spirit Sky Watercolour and Acrylic Ink on Arches Watercolour Paper
This image was one of my first intuitive paintings with big bold brushstrokes. This image is now available at http://fineartamerica.com/featured/spirit-sky-bente-hansen.html as a print since the original is sold.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Motion

Motion Original is 12"X12"
This image is now available on Fine Art America. The link is here: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/motion-bente-hansen.html?newartwork=true

Monday, March 23, 2009

Daisies

Daisies 18" X 24" Oil on Canvas

Friday, March 20, 2009

Alberta Memory

Alberta Memory 18" X 24" Oil on Canvas
The original of this painting was sold at a Rotary Fundraiser in Abbotsford. I am please to say that it is now available as a print on Fine Art America.http://fineartamerica.com/featured/alberta-memory-bente-hansen.html?newartwork=true

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mill Lake

Mill Lake 14" X 18" Oil on Canvas $99
This painting is from a paint out on Mill Lake. The brushstrokes are strong and the colours are vivid. This painting is currently listed on Ebay.http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=220379931328

Monday, March 16, 2009

Low Lying Clouds


Low Lying Clouds 8 3/4" X 9 3/4" Watercolour on 140 lb Arches Paper
$25

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Abstract Study

Abstract Study 8" X 10" Acrylic on double gessoed matt board
This item is currently listed on Ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=220376585763

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Monday, March 9, 2009

Danish Windmill

Danish Windmill 9" X 10" on Arches 140 lb watercolour paper
$20
Currently listed on Ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=220374796825&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Fishermens Friend

This was a funky bench on one of the dock's in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia. It is watercolour on 140 lb watercolor paper.
$20 Currently listed on Ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=220372951573&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

Friday, March 6, 2009

Cadmiums Original 18" X 24 Floral Oil Painting

Cadmiums Original Oil Painting 18" X 24" X 1 1/2"
Painted on the sides so that it may be hung without a frame.
Currently listed on Ebay for $125. Why not make an offer.http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=220372951573&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

Thursday, March 5, 2009