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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.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fence Line

About this time of year the landscape in Iowa becomes boring to me. Too much Green. Here is one I painted today taking the green out and playing with a rust reddish tone. (trying to provide a little more interest and mood to the scene.) Not sure Iwas successful but a good exercise. 16 x20 on uart paper.. watercolor underpainting.


  1. That is a great painting. Thanks for the idea. I'm here in the mountains with all green, green, everywhere. I may take a tip and try this. :)

  2. I just love this! Really gorgeous piece!

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