Original Oil Paintings in the Tradition of the Old Masters
Artist Jon Houglum of Houglum Fine Art, Franklin, North Carolina emanates the style of the old masters in his oil paintings. The variety of his paintings and his professional expertise in the composition, drawing and painting of the many subjects using brilliant colors and placement of colors make his gallery 'sing'." His diversified painting ability includes paintings of landscapes with people, landscapes with wildlife, and landscapes with old barns and old structures. His water scape paintings include a variety of scenes to include North Carolina waterfalls, rivers, lakes, and beach scenes including low country scenes. Jon's special gift as an artist is the ability to render a portrait that captures the spirit of a person in a realistic painting style.
Original oil paintings of wildlife and pets hand painted by professional artist Jon Houglum speaks to the viewer both emotionally and visually.
Jon's paintings rendered from photographs of black bears in the Western North Carolina Mountains by North Carolina residents and tourists are a delight to animal lovers everywhere. The cow pastures, goat pastures and chicken pens seen throughout the mountains of Western North Carolina are often the subject of Jon's paintings.
Contact Jon to have a painting done from a photograph or on location of your favorite subject matter.
Jacksonville, Florida is a good place to paint on location during the winter months. Some of the oil paintings on the Beach and Low Country page are paintings done by Jon on location.
Camping with our grandkids on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina during spring break gave Jon an opportunity to paint low country scenes on location even in the wind. He enjoys Plein Air Painting in Florida and especially in the Western North Carolina mountains.
Landscape Scenery in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina is beautiful to see as they are captured with oils by the artist Jon Houglum. His passion for the beauty of what God has created shows in his paintings. Some of the paintings on the landscape page are painted on location and others are painted from photos Jon has taken on location. Being a Plein Air painter, Jon is often painting the countryside of the Iotla Valley, Franklin, North Carolina.
Jon's appreciation for things of old shows in how Jon captures structures in his works.The old barns, chicken coops, old sheds and outbuilding are disappearing fast from the countryside scenes as we have once known and Jon captures something from times gone bye in his oil paintings of the old structures.
The Online Houglum Fine Art Gallery features oil portrait paintings in the tradition of old masters original by Jon Houglum. His portrait paintings are hand painted not commercially done. He displays a masterful and realistic rendering of his subjects with the finest oil paints.
Many of the Civil War Reenactors and Alafia River Rendezvous members have commissioned Jon for portrait paintings. Commission Jon to render an oil painting of your loved one.
"Painting landscapes is my passion, but my special gift as an artist is the ability to render a portrait that captures the spirit of a person in a realistic painting style." Jon
Jon and his wife have a country home in Franklin, North Carolina filled with items for Still Life Paintings as seen in this gallery. Contact Jon to capture your favorite items in a still life oil painting.
The Western North Carolina Mountains are filled with beautiful waterfalls, rivers and boulders. Hundreds of waterfalls are nestled in the lush national and state forests. Jon's passion for painting to capture the spectacular beauty of the scenery with oils on canvas shows in his renderings of these scenes.
The Toccoa Waterfall at Toccoa, Georgia is one of the beautiful waterfalls that begs to be painted. It is an amazing sight to see.
Classes are open to all skill levels. Jon will demonstrate his painting techniques and give individual instructions to bring each artist further along their road to being a successful painter.
Often Jon's students refer to the Houglum tree. Jon will demonstrate the difference between painting forests and painting individual trees. Landscapes are often made up of both. After many years of painting, he has developed a technique of painting forests and painting trees in what he says is the easiest way possible. The students will be presented with various visual tools for suggesting background, middle ground and foreground colors which will give the sense of great depth in their paintings. This is just one aspect of Jon's classes.
Each student works on the subject of their choice with individual instructions on painting landscapes, waterscapes, still lifes, animals, old structures, old cars, and portraits. You get to choose your subject to paint and use your own materials to create your masterpiece.
Want to get individualized instructions for a two day workshop in Jon's Studio on the subject of your choice? Contact Jon for more information about a one on one Workshop or a small Workshop of no more than four students. Contact Jon: (828) 369-7274,
Day one of Jon's workshops he demonstrates his painting techniques, how to mix colors, and how to block in your painting. He lectures and demonstrates in solid painting techniques and problem solving techniques in the oil paint medium with reliance on the fundamentals and discoveries of the Old Masters. His individual personalized instructions will help students visualize the pictorial potentials of their painting to produce a painting with vitality in design, value, and color. Day two the students will revisit their painting to make the darks darker and the lights lighter to show visual contrast to bring your painting to completion by the end of the workshop.
The students will be presented with a method of color, value and brush strokes to represent a charged atmosphere. The three varieties of contrast will be in emphasized in order to create a composition that has a pleasing depth with enhanced visual interest, color, brush strokes, and paint consistency will be coordinated in a unified presentation.
Paintings of: Black Bears, Deer, Donkies, Cows, Horses, Dogs
Oil paintings of: Taccoa Falls, Taccoa, GA; Fishing on the Little Tennessee River, Franklin, NC; Lake Burton, GA; North Carolina Waterfalls, Estuary on the Little Tennessee River, Franklin, NC; Needmore Road, Franklin, NC; Needmore Road and Bridge, Franklin, NC; Fishing on the Cane River, Burnsville, NC; the Toe River, Burnsville, NC and more.
Oil paintings of: country lanes, rolling hills, mountain vista, hay bales, sheep pastures, mountain views, Pisgah Mountain meadow, Pisgah Mountain sunset, Smoky mountain trails, and more.
Oil Paintings of: old barns, old home places, old churches, Balen Creek barn, sheds, silos, granddad's house, old workshopl, old grainery, old massey, farmstead, Still Water Farm barn, horse barn, our home, and more.