Welcome to Joe's Studio.
Scroll down to see what's on the easel this week, or visit the ORIGINALS and PRINT galleries to see some finished paintings and printed reproductions.
I have been
working on a swan painting. I am hoping that the lower part will be
used as the background of the PSA version of this year's duck stamp,
and the overall painting will likely form the basis of a poster
commemorating the appearance of Trumpeter Swans on the Federal Duck
Otherwise, I've been gearing up for the release of the 2016-2017 duck stamp print.
October, 2015The brothers and I did well in the Federal Duck Stamp contest this year. I got first place, Bob was second and Jim third!
Some recent paintings...Monarchs and Blazing Star:
June 2, 2014
Some other paintings that are close to being finished:
June 2, 2014
This is a songbird tryptich now, since I have painted a team of referees to sit in the middle:
update Feb.2015: Joining the party are some Titmouses
February 20 , 2014
A few recent paintings:
These two were painted as a pair. Perhaps a political debate is taking place between the blue on the left and red on the right.
This one was an study in grays. The original is not really just grayscale, but has subtle variations from warm grays in the foreground to to cooler grays in the background.
This long winter is making me want to think about spring. With this fox painting I wanted to capture the sense of these wide-eyed kits emerging together from their burrow amazed by a world they have never seen before.
January 27 , 2013
Further along...........then finished and varnished February 7th.
January 25 , 2013
I am working on a little blue jay painting. At this point it is just a sketch really, but the attitude of the birds is already established, I think.
January 23 , 2013
This is painted on canvas and is 24 X 48 inches which is large for me. Maybe because of that is less detailed than usual, but I think it is nearly finished. (Notice that the frozen lake has thawed out in the final version.)
January 4 , 2013
I am working on a scenic painting with deer. Here is a quick animation of my progress so far:
I have a new wood duck painting. It was fun painting the female of the species which I think is quite beautiful in a subtle way that compliments the bright colors and strong pattern of the male.
July 9, 2012
Thanks to all of you who came to the July 29th First Day of Sale for the 2012-2013 Federal Duck Stamp.
Next up is the the Home State Ceremony and Clays Shoot to help celebrate Minnesota's leading role in Federal Duck Stamp art.
All images © Joseph Hautman
June 6, 2012
The nationwide First Day of Sale for the 2012-2013 Federal Duck Stamp will be Friday, June 29 at the Bass Pro Shop in Hampton, Va.
April 18, 2012
I will be in the Washington, DC area this weekend to Judge the National Junior Duck Stamp contest. It's always fun to see the amazing work of the young artists.
March 1 , 2012
I am working on a bluebird painting. Another one with blue morning glories. For some reason I started this with an orange background, but you can see that very little of the orange has survived.
January 27 , 2012
Pandas! The title is "Chillin Out", but that is not a beer can in the one bear's hand. And the other one is just chewing on a stick.
November 15 , 2011
Lucky enough to win another federal duck stamp contest! I saw the other top entries last weekend at the Easton, MD Waterfowl Festival...had to feel that there were a few others that could have won on a different day. Thank you to all who stopped by in Easton. I'll be in San Bernardino Nov. 19 & 20 for their wildlife art festival .