The Painter's Workshop: New Works and Works in Progress

The paintings on this page represent works-in-progress and new works. They are presented with various state photographs, sometimes with accompanying work product and sketches.

Bothell Landing 2

Bothell Landing 2, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, work in progress copyright ©2017

This painting was reworked after more than a year of sitting in the studio. The initial work was done midsummer, and in the greater Seattle area the predominant colors are green and blue. I wanted to explore a more dynamic range of tertiary colors, and see see if I could discover some more atmospheric depth.

Despite the bucolic appearance, Bothell Landing is a bustling park, full of young mothers walking their children, bicyclists and martial artists practicing muy thai kicks. During the last session there was a small group of teenage girls practicing dance moves not far from where we were painting. The park was quite crowded for a Monday, perhaps because of the unusual weather, 85° and very hot.
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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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