When you look at Tom Linden’s paintings, you’ll feel transported to the quiet backroads of the Midwest. His original watercolor, oil and plein air paintings capture the landscape and the atmosphere that are quintessentially Northern Illinois.
Plein air oil paintings come to life on location in alla prima, just one session. With a thin wash of paint, Tom begins, quickly blocking in and building up layers. The final image is rich with thick, impasto strokes of paint.
When it comes to watercolor, multiple glazes and drybrush effects to create a realist technique, as Tom captures the quiet backdrop of the Midwest’s hidden landscapes.