About Me--click photo

My photo
Eldora, Iowa, United States
Hello- welcome to my blog. My name is Tom Christopher and I have been a landscape artist for many years. I enjoy painting scenes near my home in rural Eldora, Iowa. I am a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and a Charter Member of the Pastel Society of Iowa.

2013 Workshops


1. May 4 and 5...Maquoketa Art association. Maquoketa Iowa.
2. May 18 and 19 Des Moines Art Center. Des Moines Iowa
3..September 12,13,and 14 Eurekas Springs Art center
Eurekea Springs Ar.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Back Water 21x27 ..inches pastel on uart paper

Easy Living

Here is the finished demo I completed tonight. 14x11 inches--pastel on usrt paper

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Today's Effort--Pine Grove Study--pastel 12x18

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May Light--pastel..11x14--Painted this late last night I have been working on trying some new techniques using pastel and alchohol washes as underpainting.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Finally Spring came to central Iowa. I was able to do some plein air painting yesterday. This one will likely be the subject of a larger piece down the road.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

SPRING ON THE IOWA RIVER I painted this scene couple of days ago. I am not quite satisfied with the colors in the photo. but I decided to post it as is. pastel on gatorboard.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ali's Bend--pastel on Uart paper. I finished this pastel today. I wasn't pleased with the color and composition at first. After todays's effort I feel it now flows much better.