Thursday, March 01, 2012

"dust (the undertaker's daughter)" 2012

guy at allan's aquarium told me this runt corn snake was going to die, let me take it home to see what I could do. baby rattlesnake was run over by a girl on her bike at leo carrillo campground, heard her shouts, asked if i could have it. found one hummingbird, other was a gift.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

little ghosts

"triptych: little ghosts" detail
11" x 7"
oil & graphite on drafting film

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

"gleaners: county line"

“the gleaners: county line”

charcoal on paper: 1854 U.S. Coast Survey

12” x 20”

Lynn Hanson

road trip: Venice to Shelter Cove

“ roadtrip: Venice to Shelter Cove”

18.5” x 45.5”

charcoal on roadmap


Lynn Hanson

A young blind girl examines mounted birds at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.

[From the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums]

Saturday, October 17, 2009

me and my Dad

thousand miles of bad road

"thousand miles of bad road"
30" x 22"
charcoal on vintage map
©Lynn Hanson

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Crows by Mary Oliver

From a single grain they have multiplied.
When you look in the eyes of one
you have seen them all. At the edges of highways
they pick at limp things.They are anything but refined.
Or they fly out over the cornlike pellets of black fire,like overlords.
(Crow is crow, you say.What else is there to say?
Drive down any road,take a train or an airplane
across the world, leave
your old life behind,die and be born again—wherever you arrive
they'll be there first, glossy and rowdy
and indistinguishable.
The deep muscle of the world.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009


spotted in the grass, stayed around for a very long time, then spun away

Saturday, July 18, 2009

rattler: rattlesnake canyon to santa monica bay

rattler: rattlesnake canyon to santa monica bay
charcoal on vintage road map
©2009 Lynn Hanson

Thursday evening @ LA Louver: Rogue Wave

Matt Wedel

detail: Flower Tree, 2008
fired clay and glaze
77 x 43 x 45 in. (195.6 x 109.2 x 114.3 cm)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

my mother's birthday is today

Happy Birthday Mom!


working on an eight foot painting, listening to Tom Waits,
life is good

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"studio" today, crow drawing for California Wildlife Center

drawing to donate to California Wildlife Center auction:
Mission: Rescue, Rehabilitate, and Release Imperiled Native Wildlife

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

mojave: rotten peak

"made in california" exhibition
rumba, santa monica
opening june 25, 2009

pilgrimage: Los Angeles and Vicinity

draw the line
Lora Schlesinger Gallery June 13 - July 25, 2009

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Thursday, May 17, 2007


3.5" x 4.5"
oil on panel

Friday, April 27, 2007


10" x 10"
tar & oil on raw steel

"And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night."

Matthew Arnold


6" x 12"
beeswax & oil on raw steel

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


7" x 7"
oil on panel

Monday, April 16, 2007

montana one

7.5" x 9"
charcoal& watercolor
on text & vellum
on cigarbox

Friday, April 13, 2007

from tunis to arkhangelsk

9.25" x 12"
charcoal on vintage atlas

Thursday, April 12, 2007

south dakota

11" x 15.5"
charcoal on vintage road atlas

Friday, April 06, 2007

sound of the snow

12" x 12"
charcoal on
cement on panel

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


14 1/2" x 12 1/2"
charcoal on vellum
in vintage frame

in joshua tree

10" x 7"
on hot press arches

"I hate flowers, I paint them because
they’re cheaper than models
and they don’t move."
Georgia O’Keefe

Saturday, March 31, 2007


17" x 14"
charcoal on
vintage paper

Friday, March 30, 2007

the baltic states

14" x 10"
charcoal on
1939 atlas

Thursday, March 29, 2007


12" x 12"
oil on panel

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


13" x 17"
raw sienna soft pastel
on vintage paper

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

urban three

8" x 8"
charcoal on cement on panel

Monday, March 19, 2007

urban two

8" x 8"
charcoal on cement on panel

Sunday, March 18, 2007

urban one

8" x 8"
charcoal on cement on panel

Saturday, March 17, 2007

the searcher

8" x 8"
oil on panel

Friday, March 16, 2007

the seeker

8" x 8"
oil on panel

Thursday, March 15, 2007

the finder

8" x 8"
oil on panel

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Thursday, February 01, 2007

crow two

8" x 10"
charcoal on vidalon