Adam Houston

American Impressionist Oil Painter

Adam Tisdale

I’ve spent the better part of 17 years (yikes) calling my good friend, Adam Tisdale, by the name of Peaches.¬†As I remember, it happened a day or two after we rolled into Athens. Our campus ministry, WDA, had a back-to-school cookout / volleyball game and, as newly minted freshman, people naturally wanted to know our names.

Someone said “how are we going to keep you two straight” after both of us answered with “Adam” and without even thinking I replied “I’m Adam, his name is Peaches.” And for some reason it stuck. So from August 1994 on, Adam Tisdale was known as Peaches in our circles.

After spending 17 years calling him Peaches it seemed perfectly obvious to title a painting of two peaches “Adam Tisdale.” At least to me.

This one is a birthday present for Pastor Tisdale and hopefully it will be a reminder of the good times we had as fresh-faced Freshman playing volleyball in Maxeys, GA one night in August.

Listada de Gandia (Plate)

Alright, last one of the eggplants. This particular variety of eggplant has a lot of white in it (little white stripes) and I was getting frustrated because the other two paintings were coming out so light. So with 131 I decided not to use white at all and let the white of the canvas do the work.

I was shocked at how much more vibrant the ended up being. It’s not very realistic (the actual vegetable had more white in it) but I love the way the color pops.

Listada de Gandia (Blue)

No. 130 is another of the baby eggplants, this time on a bright blue. I was still trying to keep it real fresh and loose with this one and I think the brushwork is a little better vs. 128. I was able to get one more of these done before we fried them up for lunch.