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Michael Chesley Johnson

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Home Again

HOME AGAIN

Winners of the OPAS Annual Member's Exhibition As you read in my recent newletter, Trina and I just completed our journey from Campobello...

October News from Michael

OCTOBER NEWS FROM MICHAEL

To the East9x12 Oil Grand Canyon Celebration of Art More of these paintings here! October 2018 Ramah, New Mexico Good news! Trina and...

 
 
 
Heading West - Again

HEADING WEST - AGAIN

Atop El Morro National Monument I've just barely returned to Campobello Island from Grand Canyon, but guess what? I am heading out...

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art: Wrap-Up

GRAND CANYON CELEBRATION OF ART: WRAP-UP

River Trip 9x12 Oil One of my favorites from the event This marks the tenth anniversary of the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art plein...

 
 
 
Grand Canyon Interim Report

GRAND CANYON INTERIM REPORT

There are many places in the world more remote than Grand Canyon, but sometimes Grand Canyon seems very remote indeed. Normally, I...

Grand Canyon-Bound

GRAND CANYON-BOUND

Dawn at Grand Canyon Ever since Colonel John Wesley Powell rode the wild horse rapids of Grand Canyon's Colorado River in 1869, artists...

 
 
 
Throwing Away Opportunity

THROWING AWAY OPPORTUNITY

Who would not have wanted to study with a master like Edgar Degas? Self-portrait, 1895. Collection Metropolitan Museum of Art. In the...

Changing Your Attitude

CHANGING YOUR ATTITUDE

You can even make the best of a downpour. Painting in pastel with one hand while holding an umbrella in the other. If you are a “the...

 
 
 
Attitude

ATTITUDE

It's hard not to have a good attitude in a place like this: Zion National Park, Utah I can't tell you how many times I've heard students...

Mount Desert Island Plein Air Painting Workshop Wrap-up

MOUNT DESERT ISLAND PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOP WRAP-UP

Sunrise in Bernard, Maine I just returned from a fabulous week of painting on Mount Desert Island, home to Acadia National Park. I've...

 
 
 
The Platform 12x9 Oil

THE PLATFORM 12X9 OIL

The Platform 12x9 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson Available - $250 Quoddy Head State Park in Lubec, Maine, features some truly awesome...

Spruce and Roses 12x9 Oil

SPRUCE AND ROSES 12X9 OIL

Spruce and Roses 12x9 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson Available - $250 Beach roses underneath the spruce trees - one of my favorite...

 
 
 
Painting Retreat: Lubec, Maine - Wrap-up

PAINTING RETREAT: LUBEC, MAINE - WRAP-UP

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...

Lemon Sky 9x12 Oil

LEMON SKY 9X12 OIL

Lemon Sky 9x12 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson Available - $250 The Roosevelt-Campobello Island Park is at its most lovely in the early...

 
 
 
Incoming Weather 9x12 Oil

INCOMING WEATHER 9X12 OIL

Incoming Weather 9x12 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson Available - $250 Castine, Maine, is home to many boats, including this sailboat....

Painting Retreat, Lubec, Maine: Update

PAINTING RETREAT, LUBEC, MAINE: UPDATE

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....

 
 
 
Paintings from This Week's Plein Air Painting Workshop

PAINTINGS FROM THIS WEEK'S PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOP

Field trip to Campobello Island We just wrapped up another fine week in Downeast Maine with a plein air painting workshop. The weather...

Fog Reflections 12x9 Oil

FOG REFLECTIONS 12X9 OIL

Fog Reflections 12x9 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson Available - $250 On Campobello Island, in the Herring Cove Provincial Park, Lake...

 
 
 
Breaking Fog 9x12 Oil

BREAKING FOG 9X12 OIL

Breaking Fog 9x12 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson Available - $250 We're no stranger to fog here on Campobello Island. Summer wouldn't...

West Quoddy Colors 8x10 Oil

WEST QUODDY COLORS 8X10 OIL

West Quoddy Colors 8x10 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson Available - $120 As I've said many times, West Quoddy Head offers something...

 
 
 



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 ...

Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting "Hawaiian Dreams" by Santa Fe...

Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting "Hawaiian Dreams" by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

6"x6"x1.5" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available Read more ...

Poppy Painting, Abstract Flower Landscape, Palette Knife Oil Paintings...

Poppy Painting, Abstract Flower Landscape, Palette Knife Oil Paintings “Happy Poppies” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

10"x8" Oil on Canvas /Sold Commissions welcome. Visit to Read more ...

T House / Creative Architects

T House / Creative Architects

© Hiroyuki Oki Architects: Creative Architects Location: Dĩ An, Vietnam Area: 160.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki Text description provided by... Read more ...

Barca azzurra

Barca azzurra

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Longing for a Soft, Docile 17C-18C Gentlewoman Tending Sheep - Pastoral...

Longing for a Soft, Docile 17C-18C Gentlewoman Tending Sheep - Pastoral Allegories

1630-50s Anonymous Dutch artist, after Paulus Moreelse Shepherdess During the 17C & 18C artists painted their contemporaries as personifications & allegories, & often painters... Read more ...

The Hofvijer 4 and 5, The Hague

The Hofvijer 4 and 5, The Hague

De Hofvijver, DH 4 oil on canvas - 55 x 45 cm painted on location - 29 Sept. 2018 € 580 Further developing this series, I decided to walk down the street towards the... Read more ...

Confetti Garden, Contemporary Landscape painting by Sheri Jones

Confetti Garden, Contemporary Landscape painting by Sheri Jones

Confetti Garden40x30 oil on gallery canvas This confetti garden was inspired from a trip to Ft. Worth Botanical Gardens. I alway get excited when I see the bright colors of the... Read more ...

Lovely at Wonderground Gallery: Part 2

Lovely at Wonderground Gallery: Part 2

The queen. In order to stay inspired as an artist, I find that it is best for me to constantly have multiple ideas and projects brewing. Every once in a while, though, I will... Read more ...

A Light Touch, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

A Light Touch, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

A Light Touch Sky12x12 oil on canvas I continue my attempt to capture a beautiful sunrise on canvas. Each one is a learning experience and still challenges me. I love the light... Read more ...

Poppy Painting, Abstract Flower Landscape, Palette Knife Oil Paintings...

Poppy Painting, Abstract Flower Landscape, Palette Knife Oil Paintings “Happy Poppies” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

10"x8" Oil on Canvas /Sold Commissions welcome. Visit to Read more ...