Landscapes

Philip Howe Fine Art
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Fine Art - Figures,Portraits, Other Subjects
Landscapes
Life Drawings (Figure drawings)
Early work_ 1980's, 1990's
Demos of several Paintings
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I love doing landscapes and studies. They are great way to keep my work loose and painterly, with thick paint and fast results. Oil is the ideal vehicle because its so correctable, which means if I paint opaquely from the start then the majority of the final strokes are those that I first put down in each area. This direct painting method is the same approach I am using more and more for everything I paint, even faces and figures- the theory being that if I can refine and correct as I finish each area I can do each painting in one pass. It doesn't always work, but it certainly forces me to refine my drawing and seeing skills and leaves me enough room to be inventive since the entire paint surface is wet and receptive to refinements.

rock-strewn-falls.jpg
River falls, South West 24x30" oil on canvas
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Directional strokes help create texture and realism
directional-very-close.jpg
Full size close up showing effect of color glaze over impasto brushwork
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Leaning Tree 24x36" oil
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Detail of image above
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Mount Baker- After the rain
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Detail from After the Rains, above
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Sedona Stillife
sedona_stream_detail.jpg
Detail from the image above
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Landscape sketch, 2hrs
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Sedona Creek in shadow oil canvas 34x50"
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Sedona Creek in shadows_ detail
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NorthWest Still Life oil canvas 36x50"
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NorthWest Still Life _ Detail
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NorthWest Still Life - detail 2
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Zion Stairs oil canvas 28x36"
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Zion Stairs _detail
big_tree.jpg
Big Tree oil canvas 30x40" Private Collection
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Big Tree - detail
zion_boulder.jpg
Zion Boulder
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Plant In Sunlight 24x36" oil canvas
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Plant in Sunlight - detail

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