Bill Cone

A graduate of the Art Center College of Design in 1983, Bill Cone has been painting landscapes for more than 25 years, often in the East Bay hills, with yearly pack-trips into the Sierra mountains. His pastel paintings have been exhibited in group and one man shows throughout California. His “day job” for 29 years was as a Production Designer for Pixar Animation Studios, where he did hundreds of pastel lighting studies for films that include Toy StoryCarsInside OutUp, and Lucca.  He has  lectured at numerous plein air conventions and events, and teaches plein air workshops. Information about his lectures and workshops can be found on his Instagram account:
https://www.instagram.com/bill_cone_art/

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October Heart

2022. Pastel on paper, 12″ x 9″.
Framed in a No. 22—2 1/2″ in walnut with Nut Brown stain. 23kt gilt slip.
SOLD.

Sabrina on Fire

2022. Pastel on paper, 12″ x 9″. Painting only: $1,400.
Framed in a No. 22—2 1/2″ in walnut with Nut Brown stain. 23kt gilt slip. With museum glass. (Inquire for other frame options.)
Painting framed as shown: $1,850.
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Sonoma Gate

Pastel on paper, 11″ x 9″. Painting only: $1,100.
Framed in a No. 143 CV—2 1/2″ in walnut with Nut Brown stain. (Inquire for other frame options.)
Painting framed as shown: $1,700.
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Evening at Vallevista

2020. Pastel on paper, 9″ x 10″. Painting only: $900.
Framed in a No. 326 CV PG—2 1/2″ in quartersawn white oak with Dark Medieval stain. 23kt gilt slip. (Inquire for other frame options.)
Painting framed as shown: $1,450.
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Cliff A.M.

2019. Pastel on paper, 12″ x 9″. Painting only: $1,200.
Framed in No. 2.3 Low Slope—2 1/2″. In Walnut (Nut Brown stain) with 18kt slip. (Inquire for other frame options.)
Painting framed as shown: $2,000.
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Vallevista Evening

2017. Pastel on paper, 16″ x 14.” Painting only: $2,300.
Framed in No. 243 CV—3” in walnut (Medieval stain) w/ 23 kt gilt liner. Frame price: $900. (Inquire for other frame options.)
Painting framed as shown: $3,200.
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Blue Limantour

2013. Pastel on Canson paper, 6″ x 9-1/2″. Painting only: $600.
Framed in Custom slope with cove, walnut (Nut Brown), slip liner – 18 kt. Frame price: $525. (Inquire for other frame options.)
Painting framed as shown: $1,125.
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Wildflowers

2011. Pastel on Canson paper, 9″ x 12″. Painting only: $1,100.
Framed in Village slope No. 26 CV — 3″ in walnut (clear finish). (Inquire for other frame options.)
Painting framed as shown: $1,545.
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