|Fog Lifting, Dead Spruce - 16x20 oil by Michael Chesley Johnson - Available|
|Intermediate step in field|
|What I returned from the field with|
A few weeks passed before I had chance to get back to the painting. Because I'd finished the spruce to my satisfaction in the field, I felt that memory and a photo I'd taken would be enough reference material to complete the painting in the studio.
I gave the painting a light coat of retouch varnish and went to work. Here is the finished painting.
This technique is one of several I demonstrate in my new book, Outdoor Study to Studio: Take Your Plein Air Paintings to the Next Level. The book, which is being well-received, is available through Amazon.com:
By the way, I am planning an "Outdoor Study to Studio" week as part of my Paint Sedona program this winter. Dates for the week are February 9-12, 2016. We'll also be learning to paint with a knife that week! For details on this and my many other weeks available, please visit www.PaintSedona.com