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  • View From Sauvie Island Bridge II, oil on canvas, 48 X 72 inches, copyright ©2006

Commissioned Paintings

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Over years past I've done a number of commissions, both for public and private collections. The public commissions have included works for Hewlett-Packard, Ashforth Pacific, Boeing, Evergreen Hospital, Miller Nash LLP, Seattle University Law School and many others. The range of subjects has included portraits, paintings of homes, regional landscape subjects, etc.

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Commissioned Paintings

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  • View From Sauvie Island Bridge II, oil on canvas, 48 X 72 inches, copyright ©2006

Over years past I've done a number of commissions, both for public and private collections. The public commissions have included works for Hewlett-Packard, Ashforth Pacific, Boeing, Evergreen Hospital, Miller Nash LLP, Seattle University Law School and many others. The range of subjects has included portraits, paintings of homes, regional landscape subjects, etc.

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  • Civil Architectures, oil on canvas, 42 x 60 inches, copyright ©1999

Civil Architectures - The End Of The Viaduct

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An Alaska Way Viaduct painting, a view from Ako Lindley's studio in the old 619 Western Building. This was purchased by the then CEO of Daniel Smith, Inc., and featured on the cover of their annual catalogue. The painting exceeded their budget, so I took half of it in trade for art supplies. I still have some of those.

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Civil Architectures - The End Of The Viaduct

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  • Civil Architectures, oil on canvas, 42 x 60 inches, copyright ©1999

An Alaska Way Viaduct painting, a view from Ako Lindley's studio in the old 619 Western Building. This was purchased by the then CEO of Daniel Smith, Inc., and featured on the cover of their annual catalogue. The painting exceeded their budget, so I took half of it in trade for art supplies. I still have some of those.

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  • Linin' Track, oil on canvas, 51 x 72 inches, copyright ©1990

Linin' Track

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This is a painting from my second show at Davidson Galleries. It depicts the lining of track for a new extension of the trolly that carried tourists from the edge of the International District to points along the Alaska Way Viaduct, all the way to Myrtle Edwards Park. The trolly was short lived. A sculpture park required real estate that provided the only maintenance shed for the trolly, at the start of Myrtle Edwards.

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Linin' Track

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  • Linin' Track, oil on canvas, 51 x 72 inches, copyright ©1990

This is a painting from my second show at Davidson Galleries. It depicts the lining of track for a new extension of the trolly that carried tourists from the edge of the International District to points along the Alaska Way Viaduct, all the way to Myrtle Edwards Park. The trolly was short lived. A sculpture park required real estate that provided the only maintenance shed for the trolly, at the start of Myrtle Edwards.

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  • Self Portrait, NYC, oil on canvas, 24X18 inches, copyright ©1979

Portrait Show at Cascadia Art Museum

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This painting, a self portrait from 1979, will be in an upcoming exhibition at Cascadia Art Museum, in Edmonds WA. The painting was done in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, where I was living at the time. It was exhibited in Soho at The First Street Gallery. I had just turned 30, and had spent my birthday drinking piña coladas with my Puerto Rican and Colombian neighbors in our postage-stamp sized backyard.

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Portrait Show at Cascadia Art Museum

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  • Self Portrait, NYC, oil on canvas, 24X18 inches, copyright ©1979

This painting, a self portrait from 1979, will be in an upcoming exhibition at Cascadia Art Museum, in Edmonds WA. The painting was done in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, where I was living at the time. It was exhibited in Soho at The First Street Gallery. I had just turned 30, and had spent my birthday drinking piña coladas with my Puerto Rican and Colombian neighbors in our postage-stamp sized backyard.

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  • Image: Charles-François Daubigny, Soleil couchant sur l'Oise, 1865

Studio Practice For The Plein Air Painter

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I have 4 seats left for this lecture. First come first served. Senior discounts available. More info at https://classes.williamelston.com

image: Charles-François Daubigny, Soleil couchant sur l'Oise, 1865

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Studio Practice For The Plein Air Painter

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  • Image: Charles-François Daubigny, Soleil couchant sur l'Oise, 1865

I have 4 seats left for this lecture. First come first served. Senior discounts available. More info at https://classes.williamelston.com

image: Charles-François Daubigny, Soleil couchant sur l'Oise, 1865

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  • My Old Haunt, oil on canvas, 52 X 52 inches, copyright ©2015

Dodson's is Closing

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The Jewelry Store / Gallery that I've been showing at in my hometown of Spokane is closing its doors for good in March of 2019. Dodson's Fine Jewelers, a fourth generation family business, has been a fixture in the Spokane downtown scene since 1887. Current owners Penn Fix and Debra Schultz plan to retire.

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Dodson's is Closing

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  • My Old Haunt, oil on canvas, 52 X 52 inches, copyright ©2015

The Jewelry Store / Gallery that I've been showing at in my hometown of Spokane is closing its doors for good in March of 2019. Dodson's Fine Jewelers, a fourth generation family business, has been a fixture in the Spokane downtown scene since 1887. Current owners Penn Fix and Debra Schultz plan to retire.

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  • Raining Bridge, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, copyright ©2003

Lecture 2, December 8, 1 PM

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The second in my Winter Lecture Series, Studio Practice for the Plein Air Painter, will take place on Saturday, December 8th, at 1 PM in my Panther Lake Studio. It will cover a broad range of material, from practical aspects of plein air painting, to the history of plein air painting and its contemporary incarnations. 

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Lecture 2, December 8, 1 PM

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  • Raining Bridge, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, copyright ©2003

The second in my Winter Lecture Series, Studio Practice for the Plein Air Painter, will take place on Saturday, December 8th, at 1 PM in my Panther Lake Studio. It will cover a broad range of material, from practical aspects of plein air painting, to the history of plein air painting and its contemporary incarnations. 

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  • The Old Junk Store, oil on panel, 24 x 30 inches, work in progress copyright ©2018

Work In Progress: The Old Junk Store

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This is a work in progress, an old junk store in Snohomish WA. I've worked on this over several sessions, usually with students also painting. The traffic is pretty thick, and often parked cars obscure the view of the storefront. 

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Work In Progress: The Old Junk Store

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  • The Old Junk Store, oil on panel, 24 x 30 inches, work in progress copyright ©2018

This is a work in progress, an old junk store in Snohomish WA. I've worked on this over several sessions, usually with students also painting. The traffic is pretty thick, and often parked cars obscure the view of the storefront. 

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  • Blueberry Farm Apunte, oil on panel, 9 x 12 inches, copyright ©2018

Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm

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This was a quick alla prima study done at Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm in Bellevue. It was painted on gessoboard panel. It may serve as a study for a larger painting.

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Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm

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  • Blueberry Farm Apunte, oil on panel, 9 x 12 inches, copyright ©2018

This was a quick alla prima study done at Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm in Bellevue. It was painted on gessoboard panel. It may serve as a study for a larger painting.

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William E. Elston

aritst/owner: w. e. elston fine arts
William E. Elston is a professional artist and teacher living in the Pacific Northwest. He has exhibited for over 40 years, and has works in numerous public and private collections.

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William E. Elston

aritst/owner: w. e. elston fine arts
William E. Elston is a professional artist and teacher living in the Pacific Northwest. He has exhibited for over 40 years, and has works in numerous public and private collections.
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