Tom Howard’s easel set up for painting in the Oquirrh Mountains

Utah artist Tom Howard recently ventured off to the southwest corner of the Oquirrh Mountains near Salt Lake, where the temperature was only 2 degrees. Find out how his painting turned out.

“Two Degrees,” by Tom Howard, 2012, oil on muslin on panel, 7 x 10 in. Collection the artist

“As long as I stayed on the south side of my van with the hatch open, I was able to protect myself from the north breeze,” Tom Howard explains. “I stayed warm enough to completely finish the piece on location.” For more information, visit or


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