Original OIl and Acrylic Paintings by Elin Thomas
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Most are now on iTunes, with expanded audio commentary.(Opens new page)

Updated 11/1/20

One of Elin's Recent Works

"Lazy Morning " 24 x 30 Original Oil 

Most recent DVD:


Over THREE HOURS of instruction on a Two DVD set. Order yours, TODAY!

The last in the series of four DVDs on Elin's Color System!

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Elin's Color System Flash Cards!

Seven beautiful, full-color cards showing distinct times of day, with informative text on the reverse.

  • Each card is 7 x 5 inches, perfect for travel or clipping to your easel
  • Reverse sides explain fully how to achieve these seven effects in your paintings
  • Value plans for each time of day
  • Instruction sheet with glossary and pigment list!
  • Comes in a clear plastic bag to keep them clean and handy.
  • Backs of cards have detailed instructions on how to handle lights and darks, shadows and skies
  • Glossy card stock for ease of cleanup
  • Value scale for quick reference
  • Mini-Earth showing how light falls on your subjects for that time of day
  • Suggestions for good source material
  • More information to deal with variations and explanations

The long-awaited, revolutionary Color System Flash Cards are HERE! Order them NOW (takes you to the bottom of the page).

Elin Thomas' Color System has revolutionized the painter's world with an easy-to-understand, logical way to use color to get the best and correct color every time for seven distinct times of day.

Early Morning Light
Late Morning/Early Afternoon Light
Noon Light
Evening and Sunset Light
Misty daylight

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$12.95 each set

plus $3 shipping up to five sets, US

or $3 shipping to Canada up to five sets

or International shipping: Single set order only-- $3.

Horses in Acrylics Elin's Walter Foster Book

Elin is the author or co-author on FOUR books from Walter Foster. This book is SOLD OUT!

COLORFUL OIL PAINTING Series on DVD is now available! Click here.
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Elin is past president and Emeritus Member of the Women Artists of the West, Inc.