A fully restored classic auto is surely a work of art. John Houseman is one who has always appreciated this fact. A skilled painter, John found an elegant duesenberg dual-cowl phaeton, or a bullet-like talbot lago, to be irresistable subject matter. <>
His principal medium is gouache - a water based paint that comes in a tube, and is mixed to a consistency of tempera paint. Its opaque, matte finish makes it an ideal material for rendering the beautiful machines we all have come to admire. It is applied to an acid free museum board, which will last for decades, if not centuries, retaining its brilliance from the moment the signature is applied.
Francisco de Goya used gouache in the 18th century, and his works stand today, as a testament to the permanance of the medium.
Please visit the web pages, www.adirondackartists.com/houseman.html, or http://john-houseman.artistwebsites.com/. There you will find a collection of some of the beautiful works he has completed since the early 80s.
When you decide to commission a painting of your cherished automobile, or wish to give a beautiful, personal gift to a collector or enthusiast, you may phone John at 715-839-7527.
address: John Houseman
2122 4th Street
Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703<>