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Donna T
05-07-2009, 05:40 PM
I came across some excellent information today on our own Michael Chesley Johnson's blog. Michael gave me permission to post a link to this article and I hope others will find it as enlightening as I did.


I plan to try this method at the very next opportunity I have to bring my pastels outside. I usually feel pressured to finish or produce an almost-finished painting and work at a frantic pace. Hopefully, a color study and a small sketch of select details will help me paint the kind of studio painting that still has that fresh, plein air feel.

Thanks again to Michael for sharing!


Kathryn Wilson
05-07-2009, 07:27 PM
Sounds like a plan! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

05-08-2009, 12:41 AM
Donna, Thank you for posting this blog, I followed it and found some interesting past blogs as well. It reminded me how much I do enjoy painting from my smaller plein air paintings. Now that the weather is getting warmer here in Southern Oregon I am excited to get outdoors and paint. This blog is a good reminder one does not need to produce a finished painting on location.