Adam Houston

American Impressionist Oil Painter

Let’s Get It On

What did the chocolate say to the cherry…

Happy Valentines Day 😉

You can purchase this 8″x 8″ original oil painting on canvas board painting at my Etsy Store.

She Got the Way to Move Me

I feel like Wade, drummer extraordinaire and amateur Neil Diamond impersonator, should be singing the title of number 12.

It’s late so I am gonna make this short. Here we have a single cherry on a nice blue/gray/green background. I went round and round and round with this background before calming it down and letting the cherry do the talking. I’m still trying to get the feel for how these guys move and am *starting* to get it. One more though on Sunday and we are moving on.

This is an 8″ x 8″ original oil painting on a stretched canvas. If you’d like to purchase it head over to my Etsy store at this link.

Take us out Neil…

With A Little Help From My Friends

No. 11 brings us to the first of the cherries. These little suckers are way harder to paint than I thought and to be honest I was getting pretty down. They were all looking like deformed beach balls and I was not 100% sure where it was going.

But then I had an early birthday party and got some good inspiration that helped get me over the hump. Mom & Dad got me a book that provided inspiration, Meredith & Aaron ironically got the the color that I was missing (a cherry red – hello, McFly?), and Les got me a new table to organize everything. So with that in hand I was able to push through and quite like these two.

This one is on a stretched canvas and was toned with a really dark blue. You can still see that on the sides so even without a frame you can put a couple of nails in the wall and hang it as is.

If you would like to purchase this painting you can buy it at my Etsy store at this link.