William E. Elston

William E. Elston is a Pacific Northwest artist best known for urban and rural landscape subjects. He has been exhibiting in the region for over 50 years. Mr. Elston has also been teaching painting and drawing in the Greater Seattle area for several decades. Currently he offers ongoing classes in painting en plein air, and offers Online Group Critiques via Zoom-based sessions.

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Some Recent Apuntes

I've been doing a number of small studies on Gessoboard, a commercial preparation of acrylic gesso-primed hardboard. They are done quickly, usually only an hour or two at most, and  measure either 8x10 or 9x12  inches. I call them Apuntes, Spanish for notes or sketch, after having seen hundreds of Joaquín Sorolla's studies on cigar box lids, at an exhibition in San Diego in the early 1990s.

apunte sketch

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