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Upcoming Exhibition: Plein Air Painters of the Bay of Fundy

UPCOMING EXHIBITION: PLEIN AIR PAINTERS OF THE BAY OF FUNDY

Low Tide, Cranberry Point 12x24 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson Available Later this summer, Plein Air Painters of the Bay of Fundy...

Placing Your Subject

PLACING YOUR SUBJECT

Mr Roosevelt's House - 12x24 Oil - AVAILABLE This is the cottage made famous by "Sunrise on Campobello" and in which the US President...

 
 
 
Placing Your Subject

PLACING YOUR SUBJECT

Mr Roosevelt's House - 12x24 Oil - AVAILABLE This is the cottage made famous by "Sunrise on Campobello" and in which the US President...

Packing for Scotland

PACKING FOR SCOTLAND

Ready to Plant 5x8 Gouache by Michael Chesley Johnson Practice painting for the Scotland trip The kit, as listed below. I've also included...

 
 
 
Return to Campobello Island and Some Paintings

RETURN TO CAMPOBELLO ISLAND AND SOME PAINTINGS

"Sugar Maple" 9x12 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson Nashville, Brown County, Indiana Available Our nearly month-long road trip came to...

Road Trip: Painting Retreat Part 2 - Brown County, Indiana

ROAD TRIP: PAINTING RETREAT PART 2 - BROWN COUNTY, INDIANA

Redbud Farm - 9x12 oil demonstration - SOLD by Michael Chesley Johnson Our plein air painting retreat in Brown County, Indiana, continued...

 
 
 
Road Trip: Painting Retreat Part 1 - Brown County, Indiana

ROAD TRIP: PAINTING RETREAT PART 1 - BROWN COUNTY, INDIANA

Springtime Maple 9x12 oil demonstration - Available by Michael Chesley Johnson A few years ago, Brown County , Indiana, wasn't on my...

Encounter: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

ENCOUNTER: CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

Crystal Bridges As seen through Frederick Eversley's Big Red Lens Remember those college textbooks you had to buy for English Lit 101?...

 
 
 
Road Trip: Painting Retreat, Part 2 - Santa Fe, New Mexico

ROAD TRIP: PAINTING RETREAT, PART 2 - SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

Our location for the Santa Fe portion of the retreat: Casa Rosa, or the Pink House After Ghost Ranch, we headed to Santa Fe for the...

Road Trip: Painting Retreat, Part 1 - Ghost Ranch, New Mexico

ROAD TRIP: PAINTING RETREAT, PART 1 - GHOST RANCH, NEW MEXICO

Ghost Ranch and Chimney Rock The wind follows me everywhere. First in Ramah, then at Ghost Ranch. Fifty, sixty, maybe seventy mile-an-hour...

 
 
 
Mentoring: “Private Plein Air Painting Intensive Study” Program Report 3

MENTORING: “PRIVATE PLEIN AIR PAINTING INTENSIVE STUDY” PROGRAM REPORT 3

Turnaround 9x12 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson Available What a week it was! After our first day of very fine weather, the second day...

Upcoming Plein Air Painting Workshop at Acadia Workshop Center, Bernard, Maine

UPCOMING PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOP AT ACADIA WORKSHOP CENTER, BERNARD, MAINE

Many people travel to Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island in the summer. This summer will probably see record numbers. But...

 
 
 
Mentoring: “Private Plein Air Painting Intensive Study” Program Report 2

MENTORING: “PRIVATE PLEIN AIR PAINTING INTENSIVE STUDY” PROGRAM REPORT 2

My output for the week, minus one I just wrapped up another week of my Paint the Southwest Private Plein Air Painting Intensive Study...

Looking for a Cool Place to Live? Historic Campobello Island Home

LOOKING FOR A COOL PLACE TO LIVE? HISTORIC CAMPOBELLO ISLAND HOME

1867 Cape on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada Trina and I have enjoyed living on Campobello Island for nearly 14 years now....

 
 
 
Sedona, Arizona, Plein Air Painting Workshop Wrap-up

SEDONA, ARIZONA, PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOP WRAP-UP

How I See It 9x12 Pastel by Michael Chesley Johnson - AVAILABLE One of the demonstration paintings from the week. I just got back from...

Cleaning Pastels with Cornmeal

CLEANING PASTELS WITH CORNMEAL

I have to confess I'm not much of a cleaner. Oh, I'm incredibly organized and neat. I can easily find that scrap of paper with a note...

 
 
 
It's Still Not Too Late! Take a Plein Air Painting Workshop with Me in Maine this Summer

IT'S STILL NOT TOO LATE! TAKE A PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH ME IN MAINE THIS SUMMER

This summer, while the rest of the country is sweltering in what will no doubt be record-breaking heat, you can be enjoying a cool...

Pastel-to-Oil: Moving to Your Second Medium

PASTEL-TO-OIL: MOVING TO YOUR SECOND MEDIUM

Outcrop 8x10 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson Finished Studio Painting Based on Pastel Reference Available First of all, happy First...

 
 
 
Mentoring: Private Plein Air Painting Intensive Study Program Report

MENTORING: PRIVATE PLEIN AIR PAINTING INTENSIVE STUDY PROGRAM REPORT

Beautiful clouds during the week And beautiful sunshine, too! You may have noticed that I took a short break from blogging last week....

Late Winter

LATE WINTER

Late Winter 12x16 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson Available, Price Includes Frame and Shipping to Continental US - Click for More Winter's...

 
 
 



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 ...

Bridge Garden, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Bridge Garden, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Bridge Garden9x12 oil on canvas I created this at the Botanical Gardens in Ft. Worth recently. I don't have a lot of time, so this was a spontaneous reaction. The gardens are... Read more ...

'blessings swirling' contemporary abstract landscape painting by santa fe...

'blessings swirling' contemporary abstract landscape painting by santa fe artist dawn chandler

Blessings swirling by dawn chandler Blessings Swirling by Dawn Chandler contemporary abstract ‘textual' landscape oil & mixed media 24” x 24” x 1.5” Blessing Swirling is a... Read more ...

Smiljan Radic Receives the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize 2018

Smiljan Radic Receives the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize 2018

Image © Iwan Baan Chilean architect Smiljan Radic was announced the winner of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize 2018 Architecture Awards from The American Academy of Arts... Read more ...

Mixed Media, Contemporary Fiber Art “SACRED CANYON” by Contemporary Artist...

Mixed Media, Contemporary Fiber Art “SACRED CANYON” by Contemporary Artist Gerri Calpin

20 1/2"x20 /2"x1" Mixed Media Mounted on Gallery Wrapped Canvas Painted papers, fabric, acrylic paints, beads. Mounted float style on gallery canvas covered with painted and... Read more ...

2018 Venice Biennale Winners: Eduardo Souto do Moura, Switzerland, Great...

2018 Venice Biennale Winners: Eduardo Souto do Moura, Switzerland, Great Britain, Jan der Vylde, Rahul Mehrotra, Andra Matin

Courtesy of the Venice Biennale The curators of the 2018 Venice Biennale Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects have announced the winning contributions to... Read more ...

Corrosion, Eric Rondepierre

Corrosion, Eric Rondepierre

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The Synaptic Gap, Al Mefer

The Synaptic Gap, Al Mefer

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Enrique Lluria

Enrique Lluria

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Abstract Mixed Media Art Painting "OPERETTA, 12017" by Colorado Mixed Media...

Abstract Mixed Media Art Painting "OPERETTA, 12017" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson

This painting gets it's name from the musical symbols printed in the piece. There are textural elements as well, such as Egyptian papyrus paper, printed papers, and strips of... Read more ...

3287 Observation

3287 Observation

Still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 Read more ...