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  • lightcityfog apunte, oil on panel, 9 x 12 inches, copyright ©2018

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This painting, lightcityfog apunte is a small studio painting of a Spokane subject, the view from Division Street looking down Riverside Avenue. I'll be teaching a series of plein air workshops in Spokane this coming summer. You can find details on my classes website, as well as occasional flash discounts in the months before summer. Potential painting sites include Manito Park, Riverfront Park, Latah Creek and Centennial Trail.

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  • lightcityfog apunte, oil on panel, 9 x 12 inches, copyright ©2018

This painting, lightcityfog apunte is a small studio painting of a Spokane subject, the view from Division Street looking down Riverside Avenue. I'll be teaching a series of plein air workshops in Spokane this coming summer. You can find details on my classes website, as well as occasional flash discounts in the months before summer. Potential painting sites include Manito Park, Riverfront Park, Latah Creek and Centennial Trail.

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  • Tug At Interbay, oil on canvas, size unknown, copyright ©1988

An Old Painting: Tug At Interbay

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This painting was done in the late 1980s, when I first started showing at Davidson Galleries. It represents a tugboat moored at Interbay, between Myrtle Edwards Park and Smith Cove Park. We tried to sell it to Foss Inc., who operate a fleet of tugs in Puget Sound, but they would only buy it if the tugboat itself had their logo. It would have made the painting look strange, since the logo would have been illegible at the distance the tugboat is depicted.

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An Old Painting: Tug At Interbay

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  • Tug At Interbay, oil on canvas, size unknown, copyright ©1988

This painting was done in the late 1980s, when I first started showing at Davidson Galleries. It represents a tugboat moored at Interbay, between Myrtle Edwards Park and Smith Cove Park. We tried to sell it to Foss Inc., who operate a fleet of tugs in Puget Sound, but they would only buy it if the tugboat itself had their logo. It would have made the painting look strange, since the logo would have been illegible at the distance the tugboat is depicted.

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  • Snohomish Valley w/ Mt. Rainier, oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches, copyright ©2008

Snohomish Valley w/ Mount Rainier

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This painting, done in 2008, has never been exhibited. I was never really satisfied with the treatment of the distant Mount Rainier, and I may revisit the painting again with brush in hand.

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Snohomish Valley w/ Mount Rainier

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  • Snohomish Valley w/ Mt. Rainier, oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches, copyright ©2008

This painting, done in 2008, has never been exhibited. I was never really satisfied with the treatment of the distant Mount Rainier, and I may revisit the painting again with brush in hand.

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  • NYC Still Life, oil on canvas, size unknown, copyright ©1979

The Story of a Painting

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This humble still life began as a large figure subject, during the time that I was living in New York City. The model was a woman who danced with the Twyla Tharp Dance Company. She was also the wife of a friend, although they were shortly divorced. 

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The Story of a Painting

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  • NYC Still Life, oil on canvas, size unknown, copyright ©1979

This humble still life began as a large figure subject, during the time that I was living in New York City. The model was a woman who danced with the Twyla Tharp Dance Company. She was also the wife of a friend, although they were shortly divorced. 

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  • "Here, There and Everywhere" exhibition at Dodson's Fine Jewelers

Installation: Here, There and Everywhere.

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This is the installation of my current exhibition at Dodson’s Fine Jewelers, in Spokane, WA. I regret that my photographs do not do the installation justice, but it was the best that I could do under the circumstances.

The exhibition will be up until December 2. Dodson’s is located at 516 West Riverside Avenue. Their hours are Tuesday through Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm.

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Installation: Here, There and Everywhere.

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  • "Here, There and Everywhere" exhibition at Dodson's Fine Jewelers

This is the installation of my current exhibition at Dodson’s Fine Jewelers, in Spokane, WA. I regret that my photographs do not do the installation justice, but it was the best that I could do under the circumstances.

The exhibition will be up until December 2. Dodson’s is located at 516 West Riverside Avenue. Their hours are Tuesday through Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm.

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  • Riverfront Park Apunte, oil on panel, 9 x 12 inches, copyright ©2017

Upcoming Exhibition at Dodson’s in Spokane

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I’m getting ready for my upcoming exhibition at Dodson’s Fine Jewelers, in Spokane WA. The show, “Here, There and Everywhere,” opens November 3, with reception at 5 – 8 PM, and will continue until December 2.

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Upcoming Exhibition at Dodson’s in Spokane

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  • Riverfront Park Apunte, oil on panel, 9 x 12 inches, copyright ©2017

I’m getting ready for my upcoming exhibition at Dodson’s Fine Jewelers, in Spokane WA. The show, “Here, There and Everywhere,” opens November 3, with reception at 5 – 8 PM, and will continue until December 2.

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  • Larsen Lake Apunte 2, oil on panel, 9 x 12 inches, copyright ©2017

Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm

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At the suggestion of my student Sarah Anderson, we’ve been painting at Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm, in Bellevue, WA. It’s a beautiful spot, with interesting views of the lake and the farm itself.

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Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm

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  • Larsen Lake Apunte 2, oil on panel, 9 x 12 inches, copyright ©2017

At the suggestion of my student Sarah Anderson, we’ve been painting at Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm, in Bellevue, WA. It’s a beautiful spot, with interesting views of the lake and the farm itself.

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  • Hillside at 191 Old Highway, oil on panel, 12 x 12 inches, copyright ©2017

Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2017: Maryhill Museum

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I spent 4 days participating in the Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2017 event at Maryhill Museum, on the Columbia River Gorge. It was a grueling affair, with temperatures as high as 110 degrees. There were 42 artists involved, and the event culminated in a month-long exhibition at Maryhill Museum, where it will hang until August 27th. 

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Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2017: Maryhill Museum

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  • Hillside at 191 Old Highway, oil on panel, 12 x 12 inches, copyright ©2017

I spent 4 days participating in the Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2017 event at Maryhill Museum, on the Columbia River Gorge. It was a grueling affair, with temperatures as high as 110 degrees. There were 42 artists involved, and the event culminated in a month-long exhibition at Maryhill Museum, where it will hang until August 27th. 

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  • Lightning Over Spirit Lake, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches, copyright ©1993

Lightning Over Spirit Lake

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Many years ago, when my mother was still alive, she asked me to do a painting of lightning over Spirit Lake, Idaho. Spirit Lake is where I was born, and where my family had lived for the first seven years of my life.

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Lightning Over Spirit Lake

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  • Lightning Over Spirit Lake, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches, copyright ©1993

Many years ago, when my mother was still alive, she asked me to do a painting of lightning over Spirit Lake, Idaho. Spirit Lake is where I was born, and where my family had lived for the first seven years of my life.

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  • Christel I, oil on canvas, 23 x 22 inches, copyright ©1991

Portrait Of Christel I

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From 1989 to 1997 I lived with a woman named Christel Kratohvil. At that time she was a talented painter, but also very temperamental. My late friend Mark Perry claimed that she was as “crazy as a peach orchard boar.” 

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Portrait Of Christel I

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  • Christel I, oil on canvas, 23 x 22 inches, copyright ©1991

From 1989 to 1997 I lived with a woman named Christel Kratohvil. At that time she was a talented painter, but also very temperamental. My late friend Mark Perry claimed that she was as “crazy as a peach orchard boar.” 

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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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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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