Workshops run 5 days, M-F, unless noted otherwise.
Michael Chesley Johnson
The Maine Landscape in Pastel or Oil
June 18 - 21, 2013 (4 Day workshop)
Plein Air - Oil / Pastel
In this plein air workshop, Michael will focus on fundamentals for painting outdoors -
how to begin, how to proceed and how to finish. He'll show you how to capture the moment quickly and effectively but without sacrificing mood and magic. The workshop will include demonstrations, plenty of time for student work plus group critiques.
Michael gives personal attention at the easel, complete with helpful tips and suggestions.
Both oil and pastel will be demonstrated.
Michael Chesley Johnson is an oil and pastel plein air painter working in the American Southwest, coastal Maine and the Canadian Maritimes. He also specializes in teaching small-size plein air painting workshops in oil and pastel for the intermediate and advanced level painter. Elected a Master Pastellist by Pastel Artists Canada in 2008,
he is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and a juried member of
Oil Painters of America. In 2011, he was an invited artist for three plein air events: the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art, the Sedona Plein Air Festival, and the Plein Air Invitational at Zion National Park.
Michael is the author of Backpacker Painting: Outdoors with Oil & Pastel, a guide to portable plein air painting, and Through a Painter's Brush: A Year on Campobello Island. He writes regularly for The Pastel Journal and is a Contributing Editor for The Artist's Magazine. Michael lives and paints on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, and in Sedona, Arizona. He has a summer studio gallery on Campobello Island, Friar's Bay Studio Gallery, and a winter studio in Sedona, Arizona.
All levels $550 per student