• A Series of Wee Scotland Paintings

    19 days ago - By Michael Chesley Johnson

    Brough of Birsay Shadows 6x8 oil
    As you may recall, I partly funded my June Scotland trip by pre-selling a series of 6x8 oil paintings. I am happy to announce that the series is now complete! I really enjoyed painting these, as it put me back in the mood to start thinking about planning another trip.
    You'd think it'd be hard to get into a Scottish mood, now that I'm back in New Mexico. But the memory is quite fresh, and to help me, I had my journal of gouache sketches and my written journal, not to mention thousands of photo references. Going over all this material was a real pleasure.
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