Reta Hanks

One of my favorite pass times is painting, and my favorite medium is watercolor. Watercolor takes on a life of its own and tends to create a unique result on paper.  I like painting landscapes and I also like to dream up whimsical colorful abstracts that may include pen and ink.  I hope to spark the viewer’s imagination.

More recently I’ve been using oils and a palette knife, no brushes.  Spreading thick paint on a canvas with a palette knife gives me more freedom with shapes, color, and shadow.   It’s less precise and more forgiving than watercolor and produces lots of interesting texture.  Also, the paint stays where I put it.

Like many others in Northern Nevada, I relocated from Southern California. Carson City has been my home for over 30 years. I graduated from college here and retired from Human Resources for the State of Nevada.

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