If you paint a lot of paintings and would like beautiful inexpensive canvas or linen panels.... Howard Friedland's 6 step method is a simple way to keep a stock of professional panels in any size, standard or custom, without "breaking the bank"! This class includes a list of materials, sources and easy to follow video with step by step procedures. The small investment of this class (less than the cost of one commercially made panel) will save you lots of money. Making your own painting panels provides you with a great sense of accomplishment and a great surface to paint on.
Howard Friedland was born in Bronx, New York; lived in Miami Florida, Albuquerque and Taos New Mexico and now resides in Bozeman, Montana with his wife artist Susan Blackwood. He studied fine art and commercial art at the New York High School of Music and Art. He went to college at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science in the department of Art and Architecture in New York City.
Howard has studied oil painting with Ned Jacob, Michael J. Lynch, Mark Daley, Laura Robb, Carolyn Anderson, Mitch Billis, Scott Christensen, Matt Smith and Joshua Clare.
Oil Painters of America inducted Howard as a Signature Member into their organization in 2003. He is also a signature member of American Impressionist Society and in 2017 won Second Place and Artist’s Choice Awards at the American Impressionist Society National Show.
Friedland won First Place in the Oil Painters of America 2014 Fall Online Showcase - Signature Member Division.
In 2008 Friedland was honored to receive the coveted National Award of Excellence "Best of Show" First Place at the 17th annual Oil Painters of America National Exhibition. He has also received the Award for Best painting by a Signature member from that prestigious organization.
Howard has also been awarded the Best Landscape medal at the "Icons of the West" show at the Dana Gallery in Missoula Montana.
He, his wife and their Bozeman Montana studio have been featured in several art magazine articles including the June/July 2015 issue of Plein Air Magazine, Art of the West Magazine and American Artist Magazine Studio Edition.
Howard has painted, taught and exhibited extensively in numerous states in the U.S. as well as Mexico, France, Italy, England, Spain, Portugal, Croatia and China. Friedland's work is featured in many private and corporate collections around the world including museums in China. Howard was invited to join renown Chinese American artist Zhiwei Tu and several prominent American and Chinese master painters to paint and exhibit large plein air paintings created in China in 2011 and 2014.
He has a 2-hour teaching DVD; “Painting the Landscape Loosely but Accurately” newly released from Bella Muse Productions.
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