Friday, August 17, 2018

Lemon Sky 9x12 Oil

Lemon Sky 9x12 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson
SOLD

The Roosevelt-Campobello Island Park is at its most lovely in the early morning, but here I have captured its loveliness in the late evening.  Blue shadows creep across the warm gravel shore.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Incoming Weather 9x12 Oil

Incoming Weather 9x12 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson
Available - $250

Castine, Maine, is home to many boats, including this sailboat.  When I painted this for the Castine Plein Air Festival, it was a hot day, and a storm was gathering.  It moved in the next day, making for cool weather.


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**Price in US Dollars
**Check preferred, but Paypal payment OK.  Contact me at info@mchesleyjohnson.com to purchase.
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**PRICES GOOD UNTIL AUGUST 31, 2018


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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.  We're based at West Quoddy Station, a beautifully restored and updated US Coast Guard lifesaving station.   The facility has a variety of buildings that give many lodging options, not to mention a fantastic view.  Plus, we're only five minutes from Quoddy State Park, which has unbeatable scenery for painters, and also close to other locations such as the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park.  (If you follow my blog, you already are well aware of my love of this place!)

The retreat isn't a workshop, but I do lead daily critique sessions, offer painting demonstrations and serve as location guide.  The idea with a retreat is that everyone gets some serious painting time as well as the opportunity to learn from each other.  All in all, it's designed as an immersion experience.  By the way, if you're interested, I will be holding this retreat again next August 11-16, 2019.  Send me a note if you want to be put on the list when I send out more information.

I'll post a summary at the end of the week plus some of my paintings, but for now, I leave you with a few photos from our first day.

Can you spot the painters?




Sunday, August 12, 2018

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 was near-perfect, except for one day of badly-needed rain.  (We have had very, very little rain all summer, but thankfully, no wildfires.)  The rain day gave us the opportunity to adjust paintings made earlier in the week, so the rain was welcome in many ways.

Students hailed from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Quebec and Nova Scotia.  We had such a great time, I'm sure our paths will cross again.

A Summer's Idyll
by Michael Chesley Johnson
9x12 pastel - Available - $200 incl. shipping, unframed

At Blue Rocks
(studio demo)
by Michael Chesley Johnson
9x12 Oil - Available - $200 incl. shipping, unframed

Cliffside Path
by Michael Chesley Johnson
9x12 oil - Available - $200 incl. shipping, unframed



Saturday, August 11, 2018

Fog Reflections 12x9 Oil

Fog Reflections 12x9 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson
Available - $250

On Campobello Island, in the Herring Cove Provincial Park, Lake Glensevern drains into a tidal stream.  When the fog rolls in off the Grand Manan Channel to fill the cove, it spills into this area behind the barrier beach, making for lovely reflections.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

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 be the same without it.  Dawn comes without sunlight, and only the foghorn of the lighthouses is there to pierce the silence.  But by mid-morning, the fog begins to melt away, and the sun shimmers on the tidal flats....


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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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 different for the painter every time of day, every season.  Here is one of my favorite points of land, with plenty of cool blue light illuminating the scene.

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**PRICES GOOD UNTIL AUGUST 31, 2018



Sunday, August 5, 2018

After the Opening

Hot Summer 9x12 Oil - Available
My painting from the pre-exhibition paintout
by Michael Chesley Johnson

My local painting group, Plein Air Painters of the Bay of Fundy, opened its annual exhibition on Friday evening in St Andrews, New Brunswick.  We arrived a day early so I could help with the hanging—we had had over 70 pieces!—and also to do a little publicity.  Trina had the brilliant idea of Instagramming several photos of the show announcement against interesting backgrounds.  We spent a hot hour or so at Kingbrae Gardens, and here is a collage of this effort:



I can't recall a hotter time in St Andrews.  Temperatures hit 86, but with humidity also in the 80s and absolutely no breeze, it felt like 100.  (You can calculate this for yourself with this handy tool.) Fortunately, the recent renovations at Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre, where the paintings are being shown, included air-conditioning.  Time was when no one had air-conditioning in the Canadian Maritimes, but now it is fast becoming a necessity.  We would have spent all morning at the gardens, but the heat, especially when the sun popped out of the mist, sent us indoors.  I gladly spent a few hours with measuring tape, pencil and hammer hanging paintings.

My paintings at the show





Friday was a bit drier yet still tropical.  But during lunch at the Niger Reef Teahouse, we spotted a shady lawn just outside the restaurant with a view—perfect for the paintout we'd planned for the afternoon.  A little breeze arrived, too.  But after an hour of painting, the heat got to me again, so we retreated to our host's home where we had showers and a/c.

Me at the paintout

My setup

Simone Ritter bikes to her painting locations
The opening was well-attended, and I enjoyed speaking with everyone.  We saw many red dots go up, too.  That's always encouraging on opening night.

The show runs through Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre, 139 Water Street, St Andrews, NB. (Closed on Sundays.)  For more on our group, visit www.PleinAirFundy.org or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pleinairfundy/.



Here I give introductory remarks

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Spruce in Fog 12x9 Oil

Spruce in Fog
12x9 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson
Available - $250

Spruce trees and fog -- you can't get a more typical landscape here on Campobello Island!  But for this one, I loved how the dusky greens of the spruce contrasted with the warmer, orangey greens of the meadowsweet and roses. And the silhouette of the tree is so fascinating with its crenelations and convolutions.

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**First come, first served!
**PRICES GOOD UNTIL AUGUST 31, 2018
**View more of these paintings at https://mchesleyjohnson.blogspot.com/search/label/2018%20Sale



Friday, August 3, 2018

Mystery Point 12x9 Oil

Mystery Point
12x9 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson
Available - $250

West Quoddy Head in Maine has some stunning "bold coast" scenery.  This is a point of land I've  painted many times, but on this particular day, the ocean was rougher than I'd ever seen it.  A hurricane off-shore, well east of us and near Halifax, Nova Scotia, stirred up the waters, as those storms often do.

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**First come, first served!
**PRICES GOOD UNTIL AUGUST 31, 2018
**View more of these paintings at https://mchesleyjohnson.blogspot.com/search/label/2018%20Sale


Thursday, August 2, 2018

Eaton's Boatyard 9x12 Oil

Eaton's Boatyard
9x12 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson
$250 - Available

Another of my favorites from the Castine Plein Air Festival.  Eaton's Boatyard sits tucked away from the places tourists go most, but it's only a few steps from a popular lobster house.  I came across this early one morning before the workers had even arrived and had it all to myself.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Eastern Head 9x12 Oil

Eastern Head 9x12 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson
Available - $250

From Con Robinson Point in the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park, you can see a beautiful view of Eastern Head. Quite often, a fog bank will persist beyond it -- and the colors will be quite lovely.  This is one of my favorite views.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Cut Field Colors 12x12 Oil

Cut Field Colors
12x12 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson
Available - $250

Every couple of years, we bush-hog the field between our house and Friar's Bay.  The field is a mix of raspberry and blackberry canes, meadowsweet and the occasional apple tree or fir.  We cut the field in the fall, long after the nesting birds have flown off for the season.  As fall deepens, the field turns beautiful earthy shades of reds and oranges.

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**PRICES GOOD UNTIL AUGUST 31, 2018
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Monday, July 30, 2018

TS State of Maine 12x24 Oil

TS State of Maine
12x24 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson
Available - $900


The TS State of Maine is one of two large training vessels used by the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine.  Because of its vast size, it's a challenge to paint en plein air.  But I did just that for  the 2014 Castine Plein Air Festival.  It was the very last painting I did that week, and I did it on Saturday morning, just hours before the opening reception.  I was beat from a busy week, but it was so beautiful in the hazy morning light.  This is one of my favorite boat paintings because it is so unusual for me.

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**Free postage to continental US
**Price in US Dollars
**Check preferred, but Paypal payment OK.  Contact me at info@mchesleyjohnson.com to purchase.
**First come, first served!
**PRICES GOOD UNTIL AUGUST 31, 2018
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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Annual Exhibition - Plein Air Painters of the Bay of Fundy


Sugarloaf Rock, High Tide 16x20 oil by Michael Chesley Johnson

Every year about this time, my "local" painting group, the Plein Air Painters of the Bay of Fundy, has a paintout and exhibition.  I put the word "local" in parentheses, because we actually range over a wide area, with members in Maine, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.  So, getting together and having an annual exhibition is a big deal for us.  Each year, we alternate locations between the US and Canada.  This makes our 12th year!

This year's exhibition is at Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre in St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada, at 139 Water Street.  It runs from August 3-25, 2018.  Ten of our charter members will be exhibiting with over 70 paintings.  It'll be quite a show.

Our opening reception is Friday, August 3, from 5-7 pm Atlantic Time.  I do hope you'll join us.

Here are the paintings I'll have in the exhibition.  They are all, of course, available for sale.

Apple Tree Dance 16x20 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson

Castine Bay 12x16  Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson

Fog Lifting, Dead Spruce 16x20  Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson

Islands 6x8  Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson

Low Tide at Cranberry Point 12x24  Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson

Lazy Light 11x14  Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson

Ready to Sail 12x9  Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson

Rocky Point 9x12  Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson





Saturday, July 28, 2018

Summer Glare 9x12 Oil

"Summer Glare"
9x12 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson
US$250
AVAILABLE - contact info@mchesleyjohnson.com

Summertime is light time.  Sometimes the light is so bright on Campobello Island that even sunglasses don't seem to help!  I love going out to the beaches in the Roosevelt-Campobello Island Park to paint.  Here is Cranberry Point, one of the wilder parts of the park.  I especially enjoy that little patch of green goosetongue in the distance.  Goosetongue is a delicacy here, harvested wild and then boiled.

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**Price in US Dollars
**Check preferred, but Paypal payment OK.  Contact me at info@mchesleyjohnson.com to purchase.
**First come, first served!
**PRICES GOOD UNTIL AUGUST 31, 2018
**View more of these paintings at https://mchesleyjohnson.blogspot.com/search/label/2018%20Sale

Friday, July 27, 2018

Summer News from Michael

Low Tide, Cranberry Point
12x24 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson
Available - at Plein Air Painters of the Bay of Fundy Exhibition
Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre
St Andrews, NB


July 2018
Campobello Island, Canada

I have exciting news for you this summer. Read on!

Podcast with Eric Rhoads of PleinAir Magazine

I'm honored to have spent some time talking with Eric Rhoads, publisher of PleinAir Magazine and organizer of the very popular Plein Air Convention, about my art. Our conversation has been published as a podcast for Outdoor Painter. You can listen to our chat here: https://www.outdoorpainter.com/pleinair-art-podcast-episode-86-michael-chesley-johnson/ (make sure you scroll down to the bottom for the "play" button) or here: https://soundcloud.com/pleinair-podcast/pleinair-art-podcast-8 I'd love to hear what you think!

Judging Shows

I mentioned in my last newsletter that I will be Judge of Awards for the annual member exhibition of the Ohio Plein Air Society this fall. (I'll be teaching a workshop in conjunction with that as well, and you can find details on that below.) Additionally, I will be Judge of Awards for the 27th Annual National Exhibition for the Pastel Society of New Mexico next spring. I enjoy judging shows—it's a great way to see some really wonderful work up close!

Exhibitions and Events

Plein Air Painters of the Bay of Fundy Annual Exhibition and Sale. Ten charter members from our group, including me, will be displaying our work at Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre August 2-25, 2018. I look forward to this exhibit each year, as we try to alternate our shows between the US and Canada. This year, it's in St Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick. The reception is Friday evening, 5-7 pm Atlantic Time, at Sunbury Shores at 139 Water Street. I hope you'll join us for what will be a fantastic show. For details, visit www.PleinAirFundy.org.

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art. In September, 2018, I will make my fifth appearance as an invited artist at this prestigious plein air painting event. This will be a special time, as it will be the event's tenth year. A portion of the proceeds goes to a very worthy cause, which is the establishment of a permanent art museum on the South Rim in Grand Canyon National Park. The Canyon has been inspiring beautiful art even before it became national park, and the Park's large collection, currently sitting in a warehouse, needs a better and more accessible home. Dates for the event are September 9-16, with the sales continuing through January 14, 2019. You can learn more at https://www.grandcanyon.org/events/celebration-of-art-2018/ You can also preview the exhibition's catalog here. Also, please don't forget my workshop at Grand Canyon in October! (See below.)

Acadia Invitational III. The “Acadia Invitational III” exhibition continues at Argosy Gallery in Bar Harbor, Maine. I attended the opening last July, and I can say this is a stunning show with many masterful paintings. The exhibit will continue until October 2018, but don't delay! Paintings are selling. You can get more details at www.ArgosyGallery.com and see the paintings online at http://www.argosygallery.com/artist.asp?id=96

Summer Sale

Now that I'm back on Campobello Island, I have workshops to tend to and articles to write for The Artists Magazine and PleinAir Magazine. But I also want to give my inventory of paintings a hard look. I think it's time for a summer sale! I'll be pricing some personal favorites very reasonably, and prices include free shipping to the continental US. You can see the sale items here: https://mchesleyjohnson.blogspot.com/search/label/2018%20Sale

Workshops

I mentioned workshops...I have started cutting back a little on my teaching. I believe this will allow me to focus even more energy on the workshops I do have scheduled. If you haven't taken a workshop with me yet—or need a refresher in plein air painting—I still have a very few spaces left in my summer workshops in Lubec, Maine. I've also got some other exciting workshops scheduled. Read on!

Maine. July/August 2018. My summer program of workshops in Lubec, Maine, continues. If you'd like to paint some of Maine's best (and least busy!) landscapes, sign up now. Read the full details at www.PleinAirPaintingMaine.com If the weeks fill or the timing doesn't work for you, I also am teaching an all-level workshop Bernard, Maine, on Mount Desert Island, near Acadia National Park. We'll have glorious weather on what is called Mount Desert Island's “quiet side.” Dates are August 21-24, with details at: www.acadiaworkshopcenter.com/MCJohnson.html I also offer an advanced workshop in August in Lubec.

Ohio. October 1-3, 2018. I am honored to be the judge for the annual 2018 plein air event for Ohio Plein Air Society—and also to teach a workshop immediately following the judging. The workshop is filling fast! For details, visit Workshop Flyer with Details Here | Registration here.

Grand Canyon National Park. October 24-27, 2018. This is a once-in-a-lifetime workshop for me, since the workshop is sponsored not only by the Grand Canyon Field Institute but also Grand Canyon National Park. We'll have special access to the park and a van, so we won't have to ride the shuttles. After several years of painting at the Canyon, I have many great spots to share. Also, if you like to camp, you get complimentary camping during the workshop—as well as free access to the Park. Sign up now at https://www.grandcanyon.org/photography-art-yoga/plein-air-painting/ Only four spaces are left!

New Mexico. November/December 2018; March-April 2019. One-on-One Painting Intensive. Are you an experienced painter looking to take your craft to the next level? Then please consider this one-on-one intensive at my home studio in the Zuni Mountains of New Mexico. We'll work side-by-side in a program customized entirely for you. The price includes six nights' lodging and all meals. (There is also a tuition-only option available.) You can find full details at http://www.PaintTheSouthwest.com. I wish I'd had a program like this available to me when I was in the middle of my career!

Arizona. November 13-16, 2018; April 2-5, 2019. All-Level Group Workshops in Sedona. This program runs four days, and we work in the mornings with your afternoons free to paint on your own or to explore. Many painters traveling with non-painting friends or spouses have found this to be a perfect solution—everybody's happy! We also have limited lodging available the studio. Also, I'll be teaching in Tubac for the Tubac Center for the Arts, February 20-22, 2019. For full details on both the Sedona and Tubac workshops, visit http://www.PaintTheSouthwest.com

Washington. May 1-4, 2019. For Dakota Art Pastels in Mount Vernon. If you're a long-time pastel painter like me, you'll know all about Dakota. I'm excited to be teaching a workshop for them! Details to come.

Nova Scotia. June 15-22, 2019. Painting retreat for advanced painters in historic Lunenburg, close to Peggy's Cove. We have only two spots left for this. We had a great time last year, and we're looking forward to doing it again. Preference is given to past students; serious painters only (no non-painters due to lodging arrangements); and early risers. Let me know if you want to be on the "interested" list.

As always, you can go to my website, www.MChesleyJohnson.com, to see a full list of workshops and to find out about new ones.

Finally, if you haven't been following my blog, you can read all about my Scottish adventures here:

http://mchesleyjohnson.blogspot.com/search/label/Scotland%202018

I've also posted a video slideshow of the color sketches I made on my YouTube channel, here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO9zXPMrDiY

Later this fall, I'll begin a series of Scottish paintings based on my sketches and photos. I'm really looking forward to spending some time with these images and recreating the many moods of the Isle of Skye and the Orkney Islands. Thank you again to the patrons who made it all possible.

That's all for now. Have a great summer!


Thursday, July 26, 2018

Podcast Interview with Eric Rhoads, Publisher of PleinAir Magazine



If you've been following PleinAir Magazine and OutdoorPainter.com, you're probably already familiar with their ongoing series of podcasts of interviews with painters.  But if not, you should know about it -- partly because I was recently interviewed by Eric Rhoads, publisher of the magazine and founder of the Plein Air Convention.

Although I'm very comfortable with talking in front of an audience--I do it all the time, and some of the audiences are quite large--doing a radio interview was much different.  But Eric is an experienced interviewer, and he quickly put me at ease.  I think you'll enjoy hearing it.

If you can't see the video at the top of this page, here is a link to the podcast:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jue19FzYqDs


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Green Repeats 9x12 Oil

"Green Repeats"
9x12 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson
US$250
AVAILABLE - contact info@mchesleyjohnson.com

One of the wonderful things about water is that waves repeat.  Big crashing waves or, as in the case of this painting, little ripples.  This scene depicts a quiet, intimate spot that is one of my very favorites in the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park.  The tide is going out (or maybe coming in), and the ripples catch the green reflections...the repeats.

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**Check preferred, but Paypal payment OK.  Contact me at info@mchesleyjohnson.com to purchase.
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**PRICES GOOD UNTIL AUGUST 31, 2018
**View more of these paintings at https://mchesleyjohnson.blogspot.com/search/label/2018%20Sale

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Fallen 9x12 Oil

"Fallen"
9x12 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson
US$250
Available - contact info@mchesleyjohnson.com

I've always loved these trees that fall and then get beached.  As the winter storms cut into the headlands, trees are often their victims.  They then roll and tumble in the ocean until the bark is stripped off and the wood turns silvery--they become perfect sculptures.  Here is one, half-buried in the sand and cobbles on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada.

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**Paintings shipped unframed
**Free postage to continental US
**Price in US Dollars
**Check preferred, but Paypal payment OK.  Contact me at info@mchesleyjohnson.com to purchase.
**First come, first served!
**PRICES GOOD UNTIL AUGUST 31, 2018
**View more of these paintings at https://mchesleyjohnson.blogspot.com/search/label/2018%20Sale

Monday, July 23, 2018

Early Morning Fog 9x12 Oil



"Early Morning Fog"
9x12 Oil
by Michael Chesley Johnson
SOLD

On Campobello Island, where I have my summer studio, there is an old lobster pound.  A lobster pound is an area where fishermen store live lobsters when the lobstering season has ended; this keeps them fresh for the table.  One very foggy morning, I stopped to paint this one.  I loved the softening effect of the fog -- it created the perfect mood.  This little shack vanished a few years ago.

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**Free postage to continental US
**Prices in US Dollars
**Check preferred, but Paypal payment OK.  Contact me at info@mchesleyjohnson.com to purchase.
**First come, first served!
**PRICES GOOD UNTIL AUGUST 31, 2018
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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Summer Sale Begins! "Paint Me" 8x10 Oil

"Paint Me"
8x10 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson
US$200
AVAILABLE
Contact info@mchesleyjohnson.com

It's that time of year again when I take stock of the paintings in my studio.  This summer, I've chosen several select pieces that I am offering for sale at low prices.  Many are personal favorites, all of them good, but I do need to make room.  (All artists face this dilemma now and then--keep it, or part with it?)  The sale won't be forever, though!  Prices are good through August 31, 2018.  I'll mark them "sold" as I receive payment.

Rather than post them all at once, I am going to post one every day or so.  If you lose track of what I've posted when, you can see them all at this link:  https://mchesleyjohnson.blogspot.com/search/label/2018%20Sale

I'll try to tell a story with each one, too.  "Paint Me" is one of my favorite working boats in Lubec, the Rachel & Simone.  Once in a while, the skipper pulls the boat up near the shore, ties it up and waits for the tide to go out.  Once the tide's out, the hull can be painted.  I was out looking for something to paint one warm summer morning and spotted her.  The light around her felt incandescent, and I tried to paint it that way.

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**Paintings shipped unframed
**Free postage to continental US
**Price in US Dollars
**Check preferred, but Paypal payment OK.  Contact me at info@mchesleyjohnson.com to purchase.
**First come, first served!
**PRICES GOOD UNTIL AUGUST 31, 2018
**View more of these paintings at https://mchesleyjohnson.blogspot.com/search/label/2018%20Sale

Sunday, July 15, 2018

July Plein Air Painting Workshop Wrap-Up

Off Quoddy Head 9x12 Oil
by Michael Chesley Johnson
SOLD
Another beautiful week just ended here in Lubec, Maine.  For this workshop, we had mostly sunny
skies, a morning with a few errant drops, and otherwise overwhelmingly pleasant weather.  I thought I'd share a few photos from the week, as well as three demonstration paintings.

I am off now for a few weeks before my next workshop (August 7-10, which still has space for another eager painter, details of which are at www.PleinAirPaintingMaine.com).  But now I have three articles to write with illustrative paintings to make in the meantime.  I'm also working on my next newsletter, which should be out later this week.  If you haven't signed up for my newsletters, you can do so here.

I also have some exciting news that I will share at the end of next week.  Stay tuned!

Our happy workshop group

On-the-beach critiques


Demonstrating at the edge

Spot the painter!
Downeast Sunshine 9x12 Oil
by Michael Chesley Johnson
SOLD

Summer Sun 9x12 Oil
by Michael Chesley Johnson
SOLD

The Cannery that Was 9x12 Pastel
by Michael Chesley Johnson
AVAILABLE - $200 incl shipping to US