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Plein Air Workshops in Sedona, Arizona - One Final Workshop!

I will be teaching only one more time in Sedona, Arizona. As many of you know, I have taught plein air painting workshops there from October through April for many years. HOWEVER, this will soon end. Except for one upcoming workshop in November, I will not be teaching there in the Fall 2017/Winter 2018 season.

If you would like to experience the beauty of Sedona, make sure you sign up for that one last workshop…

Added by Michael Chesley Johnson on June 21, 2017 at 5:34am — No Comments

50 for the 50th Anniversary of the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park

UPDATE:  Even though we have reached our initial funding goal for this project, there are still plenty of paintings left!  Please support this project.

I am excited to announce that Kickstarter has approved my painting project for next spring and summer.  From May to July 2014, I will be creating 50 paintings to celebrate the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park's 50th anniversary.

As many of you know, the Park has been very…


Added by Michael Chesley Johnson on December 23, 2013 at 5:48am — No Comments

Looking for Guest Master Plein Air Artist-Instructor

Over the past several years, I have invited a master artist every other summer to teach a week during my Paint Campobello plein air workshop season. I am currently seeking a master artist for a week in August, 2014 and others for future years. (I may also extend this to my Paint Sedona workshop season.) To help with this search, I invite you to take a short survey. It'll just take a few minutes. You can go to the survey here - …


Added by Michael Chesley Johnson on October 3, 2013 at 9:17am — No Comments

Fall, Winter Workshops in Sedona, Arizona with Michael Chesley Johnson


Summer's done, fall is  here, and, as the Starks of Winterfell say in George R. R. Martin's wonderful book, A Game of Thrones: "Winter is coming."  Now is the time to think of escaping to warmer climes before it is too late!

Weeks are filling for my Paint Sedona plein air painting workshops in Sedona.  For the 2013/2014 season, I…


Added by Michael Chesley Johnson on September 26, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Registration for Paint Campobello is On!

My Paint Campobello plein air workshops are starting to fill!  Similar to Paint Sedona, Paint Campobello workshops are four half-days with time left to explore or paint, and it's been very popular with painters who bring along family or friends.  Campobello Island (in the Canadian Maritimes, New Brunswick) has some of the very…


Added by Michael Chesley Johnson on May 21, 2013 at 6:40am — No Comments

How Far Do You Walk

Here's my blog on my poll for plein air painters:  http://mchesleyjohnson.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-far-do-you-walk-poll-results.html

Added by Michael Chesley Johnson on December 15, 2011 at 4:15am — No Comments

Snow Day

"Mitten Ridge" 12x16, oil 

It's not often we get to paint snow in Sedona, but a brief period of cooler weather has given us painters a wonderful opportunity.  Although…


Added by Michael Chesley Johnson on January 7, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

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