Jeffrey L. Benson, an artist living in Orland Park, Ill., paints landscapes with architectural elements, in part to preserve the history of old buildings. His realistic paintings are created with transparent watercolors because he feels watercolor is the ideal medium for creating texture. Texture creates realism and visual interest. “It is the texture of old boards, rocks, rusting metal, and grasses that really excite me,” he says on his website (

The above originally text appeared in the Epoch Times.

[Featured image: “The Letter.” “This wonderful frame house is from southern Indiana. A man stands to read a letter, news anxiously anticipated. We can only wonder what the letter’s message might be.” —J. L. Benson]

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  1. Kelly Pusilo

    Hi Jeff,
    I found your info on an Art show flier. I was just reaching out to see if you put frames on any of your pictures? I am your Omega Moulding Rep. I just wanted to let you know that we carry a full line of moulding, gallery frames, Crescent Mats, and supplies. We have a local warehouse in Elk Grove Village, as well as truck delivery. Please feel free to reach out, if you would be interested in opening an account. You can also visit our web site at
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