colorful painting on easel


24″ x 36″
watercolor by Jamie Hansen
Soundtrack: "Serenity " ( O Magnum Mysterium ) by Ola Gjeilo

What would happen if I let the water lead the way? What would it do if I considered my materials and then let them take over? How would they react if I found the most interesting pigments I could – the ones that blended beautifully, the ones that granulated, and the ones that broke apart into several colors on the page – and I set them loose across the biggest panels I could fit in my studio? 

My Soundscapes are partly born from the spaces I had painted around the musicians from my portraits project. What would I see if I looked in the spaces around them, where their music and their confidence surrounded them like a veil? Their sound and their energy would hang in the air like haze of color around them. The emotion from their music would be like a vapor that colored the space.