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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, June 23, 2010

Iowa River.. Summer

Hello --painted this yesterday on a sheet of reclaimed Uart paper. pastel 22x28 inches.


  1. Wonderful - I love the color and value range. Really striking.

  2. Beautiful work, Tom. When I cliced on it a bigger version came on and really showed the lights and shadows---and the great colors you used. You sure nailed this one! Love your blog, and look forward to seeing your work always. Been doing plein-air alot, in order to learn---boy, its an up and down thing isn't it?

  3. Thanks so much for your comments Chriss and Ida
    Ida Thanks for your comment on my blog--I haven't received alot of feedback and was wondering what viewers liked or disliked about my postings. I am planning to add some demos and plein air techniques in the near future. I know how frustrating plein air can be.. but stick with it. You will definitely see the positive results as you become more comfortable working on lcation
    regards tom

  4. Thanks Tom, for noticing my comment--I go out every morning and give a try--you use recylcled Uart, and now so do I!! At times, I do use Canson on site. That nice moonstone color goes well with out high dessert. Love your work, and think of it often as I struggle. Well, they say pick out your favorites and strive toward it!!