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  • Pedestrian Bridge Apunte 1, oil on panel, 12 x 9 inches, copyright ©2018

3 Bothell Landing Apunte

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I've been doing small studies, or apunte (spanish for 'note') of the Park at Bothell Landing. These are typically 9 x 12 inches or a bit smaller/larger. Some of them may get worked up into larger paintings, if the composition demands more scale.

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3 Bothell Landing Apunte

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  • Pedestrian Bridge Apunte 1, oil on panel, 12 x 9 inches, copyright ©2018

I've been doing small studies, or apunte (spanish for 'note') of the Park at Bothell Landing. These are typically 9 x 12 inches or a bit smaller/larger. Some of them may get worked up into larger paintings, if the composition demands more scale.

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

Raining Bridge

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This third image is also from the Picasa download. It's a view of the railroad bridge west of the Hiram Chittenden Locks, from the Commodore Park side. The painting went through many changes; it was one of those variable seasons that Seattle is known for. It ended as a rain painting.

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Raining Bridge

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

This third image is also from the Picasa download. It's a view of the railroad bridge west of the Hiram Chittenden Locks, from the Commodore Park side. The painting went through many changes; it was one of those variable seasons that Seattle is known for. It ended as a rain painting.

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  • Snoqualmie River, oil on canvas, 9 x 18 inches, copyright c.1998.

Snoqualmie River

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This is another of the images that I had stored on Picasa (Google Photos.) This was done at Bob Pepper's Farm, on the Snoqualmie River. I was with Henk Pander at the time, who is painting with his elaborate watercolor setup just off canvas. His setup includes two medium sized folding card tables, and he works on large, oversize watercolors.

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Snoqualmie River

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  • Snoqualmie River, oil on canvas, 9 x 18 inches, copyright c.1998.

This is another of the images that I had stored on Picasa (Google Photos.) This was done at Bob Pepper's Farm, on the Snoqualmie River. I was with Henk Pander at the time, who is painting with his elaborate watercolor setup just off canvas. His setup includes two medium sized folding card tables, and he works on large, oversize watercolors.

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  • Pond, oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches, copyright ©2004

Pond

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This painting was done in the later years that I was painting at Pepper's Farm, on the Snoqualmie River. The only image that I have been able to find of it was uploaded several years ago to Google Photos, when it was still called Picasa. The painting is 36 x 36 inches. The Picasa image is about 500px, not very big. It was sold not long after it was finished, through Woodside/Braseth Gallery. I do not know its current whereabouts.

Pond, oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches, copyright ©2004

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Pond

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  • Pond, oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches, copyright ©2004

This painting was done in the later years that I was painting at Pepper's Farm, on the Snoqualmie River. The only image that I have been able to find of it was uploaded several years ago to Google Photos, when it was still called Picasa. The painting is 36 x 36 inches. The Picasa image is about 500px, not very big. It was sold not long after it was finished, through Woodside/Braseth Gallery. I do not know its current whereabouts.

Pond, oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches, copyright ©2004

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  • Rotary Park, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches, ©2018

Plein Air at Rotary Park

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This is a work-in-progress, a painting that has been chased all over the place over the past year. The main problem is that the City of Everett neglects to trim back the foreground, and I keep having to shift my point-of-view to see my subject. By summer's end I suspect that the Snohomish River will no longer be visible, and I'll just be painting a profusion of jungle à la Le Douanier Rousseau.

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Plein Air at Rotary Park

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  • Rotary Park, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches, ©2018

This is a work-in-progress, a painting that has been chased all over the place over the past year. The main problem is that the City of Everett neglects to trim back the foreground, and I keep having to shift my point-of-view to see my subject. By summer's end I suspect that the Snohomish River will no longer be visible, and I'll just be painting a profusion of jungle à la Le Douanier Rousseau.

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

lightcityfog apunte

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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

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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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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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