These are products that I use personally in both my oil and pastel painting, both in the studio and out in the field. I've spent years fine-tuning my painting setups and my choices of materials that I use. These items provide consistent, surpassing results with my techniques.
In addition, I've listed some resources that I've found invaluable over the years in my own education. DVDs, books, online communities -- please look through these and consider them as tools for your own development. - Michael Chesley Johnson
Painting - Pastel
Sanded Pastel Paper. Consistent texture, paper
that can take a lot of pastel.
Painting - Oil
- Links to the Arts Community
DVDs and tapes of instructors such as Bob Rohm, Albert Handell,
Ann Templeton and Kevin MacPherson
Bay Studio Gallery - Michael's open studio, workshop
space and gallery on Campobello Island.
These are magazines Michael writes for.
my books, Backpacker Painting: Outdoors
with Oil & Pastel or Through
a Painter's Brush: A Year on Campobello Island, has
lots of useful information on outdoor painting. (Order
from my website.)
is a list I've put together on Amazon.com that lists many of
The "Bibles" of Outdoor Painting:
Solid Books on Painting, Plein air or Studio, Oil or Pastel: