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Beautiful Landscape Painting Outdoors

Mastering Plein Air

By Michael Chesley Johnson (Author)


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Beautiful Landscape Painting Outdoors

Mastering Plein Air

by Michael Chesley Johnson
Outdoor painting tips and more from the best landscape painters working today.

Many painters enjoy working outdoors when the weather is good, but they also need to know how to deal with it when the weather changes! This book includes the best instruction on the special challenges of painting landscapes outdoors from a variety of the best plein-air artists working today in all major media—oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, and gouache. It includes:

- Materials, site selection, and practical tips
- Values, shapes, composition, color, and elements of landscape painting
- Bringing outdoor studies back into the studio
- Complete start-to-finish demonstrations
- Hundreds of gorgeous images
- A wealth of knowledge from a variety of instructors

One of the country's top plein-air painters, Michael Chesley Johnson is a renowned landscape artist and regular contributor to Artists Network and Plein Air properties. Michael is also a member of PleinAir magazine's Plein Air Convention faculty. He is a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society, the Pastel Society of America, Pastel Artists Canada, and International Plein Air Painters. He specializes in teaching plein-air workshops in oil and pastel and has taught dozens of them throughout the U.S. and Canada. He maintains a summer studio on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, and a winter studio in northern New Mexico. Visit him at

Pub Date: 3/22/2022

ISBN: 9781684620456

Price: $28.99 / $37.99 CAN

Format: Flexibound

Pages: 160 pages, all in color

Trim: 8.75 x 10.5 x 0 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Art / Painting

Publisher: Sixth&Spring