Adam Houston

American Impressionist Oil Painter


Here is the last of the Wild Heaven ones. This is the full size, 12″ x 9″ that we used on all the packaging. This one is relatively close to the study, just a little tighter.

Below is a great shot of the four pack taken by Chris Rank who incidentally took the photo of the actual painting as well. A whole lotta Rank going on in this post.

This was fun but we will be back to the normal stuff next week. The year is clipping by and I’ve got to get moving.

Ode to Mercy (Study)

I am a full time designer / marketing guy while painting is currently more of a hobby. These two stay separated most of the time but I recently had an opportunity to bring some of my art into my design work.

My good friends Eric & Nick had launched Wild Heaven Craft Beers back at the end of 2010 on draft only but the plan was to sell bottles in 2011. I had been working on a bottle design that had fine art as the central image and the guys liked that basic direction.

I priced out licensing a Nolde and a Schileel for the guys and Nick asked me if I wanted to take a cut at it before we went that direction. I laughed and then thought it would not hurt to try it.

So this was the first of the bunch. The beer this was for is called “Ode to Mercy” and so I envisioned this lonely type of guy playing guitar by himself. I used this painting to vet the concept and see how it would work.

In No. 111 I’ll post the final painting and some samples of the bottles.