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Last Sale Before Plein Air Season Begins!!!

Bothell Landing Launch, oil on canvas, 26 x 36.5 inches, copyright ©2015
Bothell Landing Launch, oil on canvas, 26 x 36.5 inches, copyright ©2015

I’m currently having one last sale before Plein Air season begins the weekend of April 16. Deep discounts for 8 and 16 plein air sessions are available. We paint at a large variety of locations in the Greater Seattle area. Sessions are scheduled to accommodate all students, and coordinated through my website. We paint on both weekends and weekdays. Check out my website for further details. There is no better way to find yourself “in the moment” than with a brush in your hand that has paint on the end of it. http://www.williamelston.com/classes/

Update: This sale has expired!

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In This World: An Exhibition of Paintings by William Elston and Ann Duffy

Snohomish Valley, Looking East, oil on canvas, 36 x 47 inches, copyright ©2015
Snohomish Valley, Looking East, oil on canvas, 36 x 47 inches, copyright ©2015

My exhibition with Ann Duffy opens this weekend at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court, Edison, WA. The exhibition will be up from April 8 through May 15. Opening reception is April 9, 4-6pm. Refreshments are being catered by Tweets Café. Gallery hours are Friday – Sunday 11am-5pm, or by appointment. Call (360) 488-3458.

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Plein Air Class Sale, With A Twist!

I’m currently having a sale on Plein Air Class session credits, with a twist! The first 6 people to sign up, or to add to their existing credits, will get to choose a 9 x 12 inch or 8 x 10 inch class demo, similar to the examples in this slide show. The painting will be finished, signed and framed in a gallery frame. More details can be found on my website here. When these demonstration studies have been exhibited they have sold for between $600 – 800. There is a counter on the website that indicates when the sale will end.

From my website: “Painting ‘en plein air’ is less about representing the countryside or urban environment than it is about becoming aware of life’s underlying rhythms. By sustained looking and listening, the distractions of daily life fall away. We find ourselves more fully occupying the moment. By replicating this pulse in the gestures of our brushstroke, we train our mind on what is essential.”

Plein Air Classes begin in April and go until late October.

Update: I fixed a glitch where the Paypal link did not reflect the sale price.

Update 2: This sale has expired!

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Snohomish Valley Study – Greens

Snohomish Valley Study - Greens, oil on canvas, 11 x 16  inches, copyright ©2014
Snohomish Valley Study – Greens, oil on canvas, 11 x 16 inches, copyright ©2014

This painting was done during one of my landscape sessions at a viewpoint that my class frequents during our plein air season. I’m looking forward to the return of good weather and the rich greens of spring and summer, as well as a return to some of Seattle’s more urban subjects. I’m also planning to do some Skagit Valley subjects for my upcoming show at i. e. gallery, in Edison, WA in April. Details will be posted on my galleries and exhibition calendar pages in the near future.

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Snohaiku 2015

Snohaiku 2015

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Plein Air Christmas Sale!!!

Heavy Snow I, oil on canvas, 36 X 36 inches, copyright ©2008
Heavy Snow I, oil on canvas, 36 X 36 inches, copyright ©2008

Give the gift of Plein Air! I’m currently offering a Christmas/Mid-Winter sale on packages of 8 and 16 Plein Air Classes. Check out the “Classes” page of my website for the discounted price. Package also includes 2 bonus sessions in my painting studio during the winter months. Plein Air season begins in mid April and continues into November. Current students can take advantage of the savings to add to their current session credits. The countdown tracker on this page and on the classes page shows how many hours are remaining in the sale.

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