This blog contains a selection of small workshop demonstrations and field sketches.

If you'd like to see larger, more finished paintings, we invite you to visit Pumphouse Studio Gallery.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Pumphouse Studio Gallery Closing for the Season - See You Next Fall!

An Inviting Spot
12x9 pastel
by Michael Chesley Johnson

Pumphouse Studio Gallery is now closed for the 2016 season.  Thank you, everyone, for your patronage!  We will be back for the 2016/2017 season, starting with the Sedona Plein Air Festival.

In the meantime, if you are interested in plein air painting workshops this summer, please consider my Paint Campobello workshops, which this year will be held in Lubec, Maine.  For details: www.PleinAirPaintingMaine.com  The workshops are now open for registration!

Also, I will again be teaching my plein air painting workshops in Sedona in the 2016/2017 season.  For details:  www.PaintSedona.com.  And, even though that is some months away, registration is open for that, as well.

Thanks again, and we hope to see you soon!

Michael

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Tour the Artist's Studio


Pumphouse Studio Gallery is open by appointment.  You can visit the studio of Michael Chesley Johnson, and he'll gladly talk to you about his process for oil and pastel painting whether in the studio or out on location, en plein air.  Also, you can view dozens of his oil and pastel paintings, many of which have not been exhibited before.  Or, talk to Michael about a commission!  If you have a favorite view, let him know.

For an appointment, contact Michael at mcj.painter@gmail.com.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Pumphouse Studio Gallery Now Open by Appointment!

Slide Rock Fault 16x20 oil
Available From:Goldenstein Gallery
70 Dry Creek Road Sedona, AZ 86336 / 928- 204-1765
www.goldensteinart.com /info@goldensteinart.com
Many other paintings are available!

Pumphouse Studio Gallery is now open by appointment!  Come see Michael Chesley Johnson's working studio and dozens of his oil and pastel landscapes.  Sizes range from small (6x8) to large (36x36) with a variety of prices to fit any budget.  (Why buy a print, reproduction or Giclee when you can get an original for a similar price?)

To schedule an appointment, call 575-267-2450 (leave message) or e-mail info@pumphousegallery.com

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Taking Reservations for Paint Sedona Now Beginning October 27, 2015

We are taking reservations for our Paint Sedona Plein Air Painting Workshops.  The program begins October 27th and is offered until April 15, 2016.  Pick you week and if you are the first to sign up you can request a special subject or medium workshop.  $300 per week, 4 students maximum, customizable.

Prepare for your workshop by reading one of all of Michael's books:  Available books by Michael Chesley Johnson  Michael just wrote a new book which was published in June 2015.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Opened for the Plein Air Painting Season Now until Mid-April!

We will be back in the fall, starting in late October for the 10th Sedona Plein Air Festival.  If you'd like to visit our Sedona, AZ area studio gallery, please let us know!  We'd love to show you around the studio and gallery.  E-mail is the best way to contact me at mcj.painter@gmail.com.  If I am out in the field painting, Trina can show you my paintings and the studio by prior appointment.

Follow my experience in the Grand Canyon at the Celebration of Art in September 2014 by following my daily blog postings:  September 2014 Plein Air Painter's Blog Postings.  Also, please consider joining me in Sedona this year and look at the schedule for Paint Sedona for the Fall and Winter of 2015.

It is also the beginning of our 10th season at Friar's Bay Studio Gallery if your travels take you in that direction next summer. If you'd like to visit there, please let us know!  We have regular hours in July and August and otherwise operate by appointment there...

Have a great end of summer! - Michael


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Studio Paintings on Michael Chesley Johnson Website

Creek Sycamore 9x12 pastel #1136 - Available at Daily Paintworks along with Many Other Paintings!

I admit, I have not posted finished works to my Pumphouse Studio Blog as much as I had hoped to this winter.  Part of the problem has to do with having to post work in a variety of places - my Facebook studio page, A Plein Air Painter's Blog, Friar's Bay Studio Gallery Blog, Pumphouse Studio Gallery Blog and, yes, my website, www.MichaelChesleyJohnson.com.  That's a lot of places to post to, which also makes inventory tracking cumbersome.

So, I'm going to try to make life easier for me, and also for patrons who are trying to find my work online.  I will be making some changes in the future about how I present my work online.

With that in mind, as my season here in Arizona draws to a close, if you would like to see all the finished studio work, please visit the Paintings page of my website.  There you can see not just my Southwestern work but also work from Downeast Maine, the Canadian Maritimes and elsewhere, both available and a selection of sold pieces.  We are now closed in Arizona and slowly making our way back to Campobello Island, NB.  Join me on the way in a plein air workshop.  I have 3 scheduled in early May in the midwest:   Batavia, IllinoisToledo, Ohio, and Valparaiso, Indiana

Thank you! - Michael Chesley Johnson

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Visit Pumphouse Studio Gallery

Gibson Beach - 12x24 oil - Available


If you'd like to visit Michael's studio and see his inventory of paintings for purchase, you can now make an appointment for a personal visit.  E-mail Michael and he'll be happy to set up a time for you to see his world.

You can see his available paintings here:  http://www.michaelchesleyjohnson.com/html/sw_paintings.htm