A Few Digital Sketches, Soon to Be Finished Paintings

Below are a few digital sketches that represent a snapshot of what has been going on in my painting studio lately. Working digitally like this has the huge benefit of offering infinite flexibility when working with colors. I also love to dig for intuitive geometric compositions in my paintings, and Adobe Illustrator is well suited […]

Jonathan Hough, Maker of Things

View this post on Instagram Figured out a way to oxidize the lines, but learned the chrome also oxidizes some. #zerofucksgiven #nihilism #custom #zippo #cnc #engraving cheggit @frenchinald @bonethrower @mochelife I think I found a solution to the chrome also oxidizing. A post shared by Jonathan (@h0u9h) on May 22, 2015 at 4:44pm PDT That’s […]

Believer, 2013

Believer, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 31″ x 47″ My most recent painting takes a turn toward representation. I used additive and reductive painting techniques to create the image, as I have been doing in my non-objective works, but this time I was evoking a still life by Henri Fantin-Latour, whose intimate paintings are so quiet, […]

Burger Night

I worked on this painting off and on for a long time. In fact, after my attentions progressively made it worse, I was driven into a brief retirement from painting altogether. “Who needs paint anyways!” I shouted silently to myself. “It’s just stupid goo!” But I pulled through and finished it, thanks mostly to my […]