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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.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Early Morning light

I painted this pastel tonight after work. I was listening to Gordan Lightfoot --hence the title--this painting is completed on my favorite pastel paper called Uart. I layed down a watercolor underpainting and lightly added pastel. There is very little pastel applied to the background farm blds and hills.


  1. Amazing shadows Tom! I think this is one of my favorites!

  2. It is so deep and the feel of distance is so real. And color. I can't stop looking at far white roofs :-).

  3. Thanks for stopping by David,Galina and Irina. I cotinue experimenting with the watercolr under painting. You can create some interesting background with out alot of effort. It also lends itself to a more loose and smplified look. The uart paper works especially well for this..BTW I use a 400 grit paper...Tom