Recently, I stopped by Ted Hansen’s studio to pick up some stickers and a smallmouth bass canvas print I had ordered from his Etsy shop. During my visit we had a beer, ate some Girl Scout Cookies, spun some Hank Williams and Bob Dylan on the record player, and bounce around some ideas for this summer.
During out chat, Ted set up a blank canvas on his easel and started to paint the entire thing red. I’m really looking forward to seeing what comes of that piece since I got to see it from the start.
Blank canvas meets Ted Hansen and red paint.
At the beginning of the year, Ted has taken up a challenge other artists have done in the past to invoke some new ideas. He has been doing a daily piece – Study a Day. After he was finished painting the base layer of red on the blank canvas, he grabbed a pencil and a pad of sketch paper (I think), and began whipping up daily study #97 of 365.
Working on daily study #97.
Ted Hansen is incredibly talented artist, and all around rad dude. You should totally check out his art, and give him a follow on the socials.