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J. E. Boyden: A Historical Re-Imagining

J. E. Boyden, oil on canvas, 42 x 60 inches, copyright ©2012
J. E. Boyden, oil on canvas, 42 x 60 inches, copyright ©2012

This is a recently completed commission, a re-imagining of a historical tugboat named the J. E. Boyden. I’ve provided extensive material about my working process in the new and in progress section of this website. Please have a look. It represents an approach to painting that relies heavily on the imagination, something that a perceptual painter like myself is not always comfortable with.

Update, May 11, 2012: At the client’s request this painting underwent several minor modifications. I’ve updated this image to reflect those changes.

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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, both in the region and internationally. He is best known for urban and rural landscape images. He is also a founding member of the Northwest Figurative Artists' Alliance.

William Elston teaches ongoing plein air classes during the Spring, Summer and Fall months. Classes are held at various locations throughout the greater Seattle area.

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