Monday, March 22, 2010

Michael Chesley Johnson Workshop

I just returned from a week long painting workshop with Michael Chesley Johnson in Sedona AZ. This is part of his mentoring series so there were only three of us in the class. Nice.

Michael is a great teacher and took us through a great week of painting. Oh, and there are just a few things to paint in Sedona!

After a prior week of rain and snow we arrived to near perfect weather with plenty of sun and temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s.

For the most part it was all about trying new things and producing little studies. Without the pressure of trying to complete a finished painting, the pace was concentrated but relaxed.

I painted mostly oils but I did sneak out one evening to try one pastel.

If you’re looking for something a step above the normal painting workshop experience, I highly recommend attending one of Michael’s workshops.

You can find more info at Michael’s website.

Here are a couple of studies from the week:

8 x 10 oil on canvas panel

8 x 10 pastel on Wallis paper

And here are a few snapshots from the week:


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