Sunday, July 10, 2011

New Video Oil Painting Demonstration - Color Mixing for the Plein Air Painter

I have a new mini-video oil demonstration that you can purchase and download.  In it, I cover the concept behind my split-primary palette.  This palette makes it really easy to shift temperature in your color mixtures.  This is especially handy if you are trying to create a sense of sunlight and shadow.

You can buy the oil painting demonstration video by following this link.

The video is 6 minutes long and sells for $1.49.  For those of you who have purchased my other mini-videos, this is a different format.  It plays in Adobe Acrobat Reader.  You'll probably need the latest version of the Reader, which is version 10.  If you don't have it, you can get Acrobat Reader 10 here.  It's free.

You can see my entire list of plein air painting books and videos by going to

Let me know what you think!


Catherine M said...

"By the way, sometimes art centers and other organizations, because of space limitations, want to shorten my name to "Michael C. Johnson" or "M.C. Johnson." When they do so, they do me - and them - a disservice. The brand is "Michael Chesley Johnson," and that's what people are looking for. "

Michael, I'm confused! Doesn't the image on your video demonstrate exactly this representation of your name in huge type?

Michael Chesley Johnson said...

Yes, but some of this is because of the limitations on the number of characters one can put into username fields for Blogger and other accounts; it's been a struggle to fit my 21-letter name! However, I do advertise myself as "Michael Chesley Johnson" whenever I can, if space allows.

You'll note on the video image that I have the correct name and website to offset the problem with number of characters. The "MCJohnson" is just a logo to catch the eye, and it is how I sign my paintings. When an art center uses "M.C. Johnson," they don't anywhere reference the correct name.

rajput008 said...

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