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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.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Preparing the Surface

I have loosely painted the primary elements of the painting with acrylic paint using a large brush. I then dried the surface with a hair dryer in advance of the next step-applying pastel


  1. I enjoyed seeing the way you work. Very cool and such beautiful results. Love the texture in this.

  2. Thanks very much Jo. I am happy to hear from you again