Adam Houston

American Impressionist Oil Painter

Single Pomegranate - Impressionist Painting by Adam Houston

Single Pomegranate

Oil on Linen Panel|6" x 6"

I’ve know for a while about “lost” edges but always get wound up when I’m painting and want things to be crisp and clear. I really tried hard to let the right side of the pomegranate disappear and have that line be more invisible. Compared…

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Ranch Gate Road Tree - Impressionist Painting by Adam Houston

Ranch Gate Road Tree

Oil on Canvas Panel|6" x 6"

This one is from my trip the California this summer. I was driving up this steep hill and loved the way the tree, power lines and shadows all worked together. Earlier I would have edited out the power pole/lines but I’m trying to work with…

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Ashantilly Ave - Impressionist Painting by Adam Houston

Ashantilly Ave

Oil on Canvas Panel|8" x 6"

No. 323 is a painting of the little house we stayed at during our St. Simons trip. The afternoon light created a distinct shadow across the front which was fun to paint due to the color of the house.

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East Beach Dunes - Impressionist Painting by Adam Houston

East Beach Dunes

Oil on Canvas Panel|8" x 10"

This was painted on St. Simons Island near the East Beach. I’m learning to embrace weird weather and almost prefer it to clear, blue skies now. We had a weird sky all morning and instead of waiting it out I decided to chase it.

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Revisiting the Marsh - Impressionist Painting by Adam Houston

Revisiting the Marsh

Oil on Canvas Panel|10" x 8"

This painting is a throw-back to No. 53 from way back in 2010. It’s always fun to go back and revisit these because it’s like another person painted it. I still like 53 a lot but it’s amazing to see how different the approach is….

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Sunlit Drive - Impressionist Painting by Adam Houston

Sunlit Drive

Oil on Canvas Panel|14" x 11"

Here’s the last one from my workshop in Highlands. The sketches and photos I got from the first day weren’t great, so I went back to No. 285 from earlier in the year. The light and overall composition was a much better fit for John’s…

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Deer Creek Field - Impressionist Painting by Adam Houston

Deer Creek Field

Oil on Canvas Panel|6" x 8"

We travelled to California last month to visit my sister’s family, and I brought my new “ultralight” kit along for the trip. I had a better feel for what to expect after painting a few ones last year while visiting. For this painting, I drove…

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Lake Lanier Sunset - Impressionist Painting by Adam Houston

Lake Lanier Sunset

Oil on Canvas Panel|11" x 14"

Here’s number 300. For this year, it marks the halfway point but it still feels like a big milestone. I’m so glad this one was No. 300 because it’s a summation of where I’ve been up to this point. This is the largest thing I’ve…

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Mr. Truman - Impressionist Painting by Adam Houston

Mr. Truman

Oil on Canvas Panel|8" x 10"

Here’s the color version of Truman. Moving from the underpainting to laying in opaque color is very challenging for me, so I decided to go slow. The idea was to be very deliberate about each stroke. I was drawn to this image because of the…

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Bulow Creek Path - Impressionist Painting by Adam Houston

Bulow Creek Path

Oil on Canvas Panel|6" x 8"

Here’s another from Bulow Creek State Park. It was so hot that I had to stay completely in the shade. This view had a nice patch of sunlight breaking across the path.

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