Landscape Oil Paintings

"windows into the natural world"

  • Coastal Color, 24"x36", oil on linen
  • Grand Coast, 36" x 48", oil on canvas
    Grand Coast, 36" x 48", oil on canvas
  • Above the Bay, 24"x36", oil on linen
    Above the Bay, 24" x 36", oil on linen
  • Vineyard Afternoon, 18"x24", oil on canvas
    Vineyard Afternoon, 18" x 24", oil on linen
  • Sea Lavender, 24" x 36"

Classes at the Michele Hausman Studio

My teaching schedule for later in 2018 includes 2 learning opportunities.

Studio Saturdays for Artists and Students: I offer four single sessions during March and April for artists who want to review the basic elements of painting. I will include demonstration and spend time with each painter at their easel. My studio is a warm, wind-free, and bug-free environment to in which to work and enjoy the painting process with others. These classes will be held on Saturdays March 17 & 31, and April 21 & 28. You may sign up for one or all four. Click here to read more and register.

Summer Class Series: Elements of Painting: This Summer Class Series will give artists a forum to work on painting: from value sketch, quick color sketch to final painting. Each class will contain exercises to explore the various elements of a painting: Composition, Value, Color, Line, Form, and Texture. The summer class series will be held Saturdays June 16, 23, 30 and July 14, 21, 28. Click here to read more and register.

All classes require that you have your own full set of equipment, and that you have a least some experience. I hope I get to see you learning in my studio one day!

About the Artist

about meMichele LaMontagne Hausman creates original landscape oil paintings both plein air and in her California studio. Her love for painting first led her to watercolors but in the mid 1990s she found her true love in painting with oils. She has founded a plein air painters' organization in Santa Cruz, served on boards of other art organizations, won various awards, and been invited to numerous plein air competitions and juried shows. 

Hausman's recent awards include a Best of Show award at the AVArtFest at the Triton Museum of Art, a Juror’s Award at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History’s Plein Air Affair, two public art commissions ... read more about Michele.