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JR Hawse is an award-winning artist specializing in acrylic painting, hot glass beads, and fine art jewelry. Each piece of original art work is created with passion and attention to detail. 

Fine Art Originals - Paintings, Beads and Jewelry


September 2022

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San Juan Islands
Warm Weather Inspiration

In August we were fortunate to have the opportunity to cruise around the San Juan Islands for a couple of days. Wow, the scenery was spectacular. I made me want to to sketch and paint...but I had to wait until later to play with my sketchbook.

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The waters around the San Juan Islands were busy yet peaceful. Even though the motion of the boat with its bounces and rocking made it difficult to sketch, it didn't hurt my ability to take photos that I could use later as references for painting.

I am working out some compositions in my sketchbook, using colored pencils, watercolor, and pens to express my experiences of that brief vacation. We spent four days total with two days on the boat...wish it could have been longer.


Even the dogs enjoyed the boat!