Painting > Pastel

Paintings from This Week's Plein Air Painting Workshop

6 monthes ago   |   By Michael Chesley Johnson

Field trip to Campobello Island
We just wrapped up another fine week in Downeast Maine with a plein air painting workshop. The weather was near-perfect, except for one day of badly-needed rain. (We have had very, very little rain all summer, but thankfully, no wildfires.) The rain day gave us the opportunity to adjust paintings made earlier in the week, so the rain was welcome in many ways.
Students hailed from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Quebec and Nova Scotia. We had such a great time, I'm sure our paths will cross again.
A Summer's Idyll by Michael Chesley Johnson 9x12 pastel...
Read more ...

 

Painting Retreat, Lubec, Maine: Update

Painting Retreat, Lubec, Maine: Update

6 monthes ago   |   By Michael Chesley Johnson

One of my paintings from yesterday, in-process
This week, I've joined 11 other plein air painters on a painting retreat in Lubec, Maine. We're based at West Quoddy Station , a beautifully restored and updated US Coast Guard lifesaving station. The facility has a variety of buildings that give many lodging options, not to mention a fantastic view. Plus, we're only five minutes from Quoddy State Park , which has unbeatable scenery for painters, and also close to other locations such as the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park. (If you follow my blog, you already are well aware of my love...
Read more ...

 

Incoming Weather 9x12 Oil

Incoming Weather 9x12 Oil

6 monthes ago   |   By Michael Chesley Johnson

Incoming Weather 9x12 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson
Available - $250
Castine, Maine, is home to many boats, including this sailboat. When I painted this for the Castine Plein Air Festival, it was a hot day, and a storm was gathering. It moved in the next day, making for cool weather.
Read The Fine Print **Paintings shipped unframed**Free postage to continental US**Price in US Dollars**Check preferred, but Paypal payment OK. Contact me at info mchesleyjohnson.com to purchase.**First come, first served!**PRICES GOOD UNTIL AUGUST 31, 2018**
Read more ...

 

Painting Retreat: Lubec, Maine - Wrap-up

Painting Retreat: Lubec, Maine - Wrap-up

6 monthes ago   |   By Michael Chesley Johnson

My work-in-progress on-location at Quoddy Head State Park
We just finished up a great week at this year's Lubec, Maine, plein air painting retreat. Based at West Quoddy Station , a beautifully-restored and -renovated US Coast Guard life-saving station, the retreat visited painting locations on both sides of the border. We painted for two days at Quoddy Head State Park , where we had one day of gorgeous sun and another of soft fog. The Roosevelt-Campobello International Park saw us for two days where we had sun and - you guessed it - more fog. (I love fog. It simplifies shapes, softens...
Read more ...

 

Painting Plein Air

Painting Plein Air

6 monthes ago   |   By Betty Carroll Fine Art

We learned a lot at the Tallapoosa School of Art this week painting plein air with David Boyd. It was a treat to paint in Jim Scott's lovely gardens. Many thanks to Dorothy and George Littleton for hosting us in this beautiful place!
We began by selecting a spot that spoke to us. I choose a stone archway framing the entrance to yet another delightful garden area. Then, drawing with markers I created a value study on grey sketch paper. This approach allows the artist to make decisions before painting on canvas.
The weather didn't allow me to finish, but I have enough info now to complete...
Read more ...

 

SEPTEMBER MIST ~ Original Plein Air Acrylic Painting by Marina Petro

SEPTEMBER MIST ~ Original Plein Air Acrylic Painting by Marina Petro

6 monthes ago   |   By Marina Petro

©Marina Petro "SEPTEMBER MIST"11X14inchesOriginal acrylic plein air painting on panel
Only one in the entire universe...and it could be yours!Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.
Details
SEPTEMBER MIST~Original plein air acrylic painting completed yesterday during the plein air festival in Round Lake, NY. Isn't this a soothing image? I'd love to walk through the mist and discover what lies beyond...at least in the painting. The actual scene that inspired it is below...I didn't want to paint the house or fence and just let my creative energies flow. I chose...
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   Pastel      Painting      Oil      Painter      Blog      Design      Designer      Print      Festival      Works      Sketch      School      Paper      Drawing      Artist      Art      Canvas      Panel      Acrylic      Street  


Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

What I Love About Plein Air

What I Love About Plein Air

'In My Cherry Grove' 8x10 plein air pastel ©Karen Margulis The Cherry Trees were calling to me. They needed to be painted. I could take a hundred pictures of them but nothing... Read more ...

Pastel Painting, Tree Painting, Expressionist Landscape “Super Moon Sets” by...

Pastel Painting, Tree Painting, Expressionist Landscape “Super Moon Sets” by Colorado Artist Kit Hedman, Boarding House Studio Galleries

FRESH OFF THE EASEL Oil Pastel on Paper/Available Read more ...

The folly of painting, and The Folly Theater painting

The folly of painting, and The Folly Theater painting

The Folly's Fading Light An original oil painting, on stretched canvas 30 X 24", unframed When people reach my age, they tend to spend some time reflecting back on the choices... Read more ...

Sunset Seascape, "Fernandina Sunset," by Amy Whitehouse

Sunset Seascape, "Fernandina Sunset," by Amy Whitehouse

Pastel, 9" x 12" $175 I'm so enjoying painting with pastels.This scene can be anywhere,but for the sake of a title,I named it Fernandina Sunset.End of day has a certain... Read more ...

Mark Webster - Abstract Geometric Landscape Ocean Sunset Oil Painting

Mark Webster - Abstract Geometric Landscape Ocean Sunset Oil Painting

Mark Webster - Abstract Geometric Landscape Ocean Sunset Oil Painting. 8x10" Oil on Canvas Panel. Read more ...

Mixed Media Abstract Landscape Collage, "Singing Hills" by Carol Nelson Fine Art

Mixed Media Abstract Landscape Collage, "Singing Hills" by Carol Nelson Fine Art

"Singing Hills" mixed media collage landscape by Carol Nelson detail This is a demo painting I started in my recent workshop at Camp McDowell in Alabama. It has several kinds... Read more ...

Original Landscape Painting With Ducks "A Fine Autumn Day" by Colorado...

Original Landscape Painting With Ducks "A Fine Autumn Day" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West

I loved this image! I took the reference photo of a pair of ducks swimming companionably under a golden tree losing its leaves. It's full of rich golds, yellows, ochres and... Read more ...

Solo Show preview

Solo Show preview

Western Art Collector magazine May 2019 My new solo show, "Under A Desert Sky" will open in Los Angeles at Maxwell Alexander Gallery, May 4th. This will be my third solo show... Read more ...

Background Painting for Fire and Ice

Background Painting for Fire and Ice

Today on Ebay, there's a background painting for the 1983 Bakshi/Frazetta animated film Fire and Ice. The original painting is rendered with brush and airbrush in cel vinyl... Read more ...

Mixed Media Abstract Horizontal Art Painting "LAYERS OF LIFE" by Santa Fe...

Mixed Media Abstract Horizontal Art Painting "LAYERS OF LIFE" by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

This painting has a layer of cast acrylic embedded into the body of the painting and is backed with gold leaf. I made the images shooting oil and water with a gold leaf... Read more ...