92 – Sunday Morning Mandala

Sunday Morning Mandala by Jeff Hanson
Sunday Morning Mandala by Jeff Hanson
Acrylic on Heavily Textured Canvas
Created for CBS Sunday Morning – 36″ x 36″ x 2.5″

Twenty-one year-old, philanthropic artist, Jeff Hanson, created this spectacular piece entitled “Sunday Morning” for CBS’s Sunday Morning show. Despite the fact that he’s legally blind, this remarkable young man paints brilliantly-colored and deeply-textured paintings that “change the world one painting at a time.”

Despite his low vision, Jeff sees well enough to continue creating brilliant artwork—a “sight for sore eyes,” he calls it.

I love his vibrant use of colors and texture to define his art along with using groups of variable shapes to section out the piece. Along with this being a visual experience, you just know that touching it without viewing it would be an amazingly experiential delight as well.

To see just how colorful and textured his paintings can be and to learn more about Jeff’s story, read the article and view this segment from CBS Sunday Morning on March 29, 2015…well worth it–very inspirational.

While I definitely use bright colors, I tend to paint quite flat, texturally. Jeff’s paintings inspire me to want to play with LOTS and LOTS of texture!

In the end, Jeff reminds us that regardless of our limitations, our creativity and our ability to express ourselves creatively is infinite.

Happy Coloring!

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