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Perfect Blue Day, oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches, copyright ©2001
Perfect Blue Day, oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches, copyright ©2001

I’ve been working on building a new website. I was inspired by the American-born Italian painter Marc Dalessio, who was bold enough to create a website with a blog for the homepage. It has become a commonplace for artists to gravitate to blogging software, taking advantage of template driven site design, minimal maintenance overhead, and an easy integration with daily workflow. There are many variants, one of the more prominent being the “Painting a Day” adherents. I enjoy seeing the paintings and reading the insightful comments of artists like Taryn Day and Cathleen Rehfeld. The aforementioned Marc Dalessio has integrated video and other technologies into his blog, in an effort to explicate the process of painting. Such demystification is a logical extension of the Realist aesthetic. I hope to contribute to that process in the coming weeks, months and years.

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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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