|"Autumn's Turn" 9x12 oil by Michael Chesley Johnson|
Available at Pumphouse Studio Gallery Blog
Even for a professional artist who sells his work, inventory builds up. I've just about filled every corner and closet in my studio with small workshop demonstrations and field sketches. Some of these I find useful over time as reference material for future studio work, but most often, they sit unhappily in their boxes. But this isn't some "Island of Misfit Toys." (You will recognize the allusion to the 1964 NBC special "Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer".) No, many of these paintings are some of my best and have been exhibited. But, to make room for more good paintings, I find I need to start parting with them.
With that in mind, I am now posting on a regular basis these 9x12 paintings . At the top of the post is one of them. But I don't want to clutter up my "plein air painting tips and techniques" blog with them. Instead, I'm putting them on my Pumphouse Studio Gallery Blog. One of the best ways to find out about these paintings is to subscribe to the blog feed via e-mail, below. You can also see them posted in the right-hand column of this blog. Thank you, and perhaps one of these will find its way happily into your home!