Monday, October 10, 2016

"Nisqualiy Glacier"

"Nisqualiy Glacier"
Painting by Janet Wilson
30" X 30"
Oil on canvas

Colors used are: Ultramarine Blue, Payne's Grey, Ivory Black, Titanium Zinc White, a small amount of Asphaltum, and a hint of purple.

Friday, July 29, 2016


This blog was created for my oil painting students, which I teach in Seattle, WA. It's purpose is to give them online art educational information that corresponds to their in-class lessons, and to display their artwork. For information about my classes:
Studio: 206-322-5540 (good for leaving messages but it's not a text-able number. I am easiest to reach by email)

Janet W, Patrick Howe (me), and Selena W. At our student show at Local Color Bistro, in Seattle, 2016


David S. Oil, 2016,
David is working on a series of oil paintings in which he completely invents the content, with virtually no reference material.


An original by Ben, G. Oil on canvas, 12" x 16", July, 2016. This was painted from a photo Ben took on one of his snowshoeing hikes.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Plein Air in Cezanne Style

Plein air class, in Seattle

Lizzy Taibi
Woodland Park, Seattle
July, 24, 2016

Lizzy approached the scene at Woodland Park in a Cezanne style. See Cezanne sample below. 

Cezanne painted in a semi-abstract style, which reduces the spatial depth in a painting and increased the surface design and pattern.

"In the Forest" by Cezznne, 1899

Patrick Howe, Instructor
11X14, Oil on wood panel, plein air
Woodland Park, Seattle
July 14, 2016

Olive green pre-tint, dry.
Palette: Sap Green, Cad Green, Cad Yellow Medium, Cad Orange, TzWhite. Burnt Sienna