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  • 01 Aug 2017 4:55 PM | Anonymous

    August is for cloud lovers!

    Do you need a jump start to get in more plein air painting time this summer, perhaps to produce that prize winning painting for an upcoming show or just to to get back into the groove of painting outdoors? Why not set aside next Friday, Saturday and Sunday for spending time painting the beautiful August skies of New Mexico during my Clouds & Sky in the Landscape workshop! Not only will you be with others who just want to get out and paint, but you will have an opportunity to pick up some pointers on painting clouds and skies and receive quality one-to-one time with your instructor, moi! All of this for a mere $200.

    August might be our last good month for painting spectacular cumulus build-ups this year. Commit to attending this fun three-day event, and expect to boost your painting skill level as we discuss: how to impart luminosity in skies; strengthen compositions with effective placement of shapes; linear and atmospheric perspective; and enhancing mood with creative use of color. What better place to do that than first hand outdoors. Cool high country locations, such as Jemez Springs, Valles Caldera and the east mountains, as well as Elena Gallegos Open Space are under consideration as paintout locations for this workshop. We will have some flexibility to decide as a group where to paint. Don't miss out on this opportunity. Register by contacting me directly.

    Current and new students are welcome.

    Clouds & Sky in the Landscape Workshop with Tom Blazier
    August 4 - 6 (Friday - Sunday)
    Time: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Location: Albuquerque foothills, higher elevations, some studio time (near Juan Tabo and Menaul).
    Cost: $200.
    To register, contact me at , or call 505-323-2246.

    Thanks so much, and I hope you will attend this fun workshop with fellow cloud lovers!

    Tom Blazier

  • 01 Aug 2017 4:29 PM | Anonymous

    Plein Air Workshop with Jane Hunt

    September 15, 16, 17 Longmont, Colorado - $395 all levels

    More information:

    What you will learn:

    • ·       How to create and stick to a value plan
    • ·       Composition strategies for the field
    • ·       How to choose an effective focal point
    • ·       How to deal with the changing light
    • ·       How to simplify your palette and mix colorful greys to unify your painting
    • ·       How to use atmosphere and perspective to your advantage
    • ·       How to use plein air to improve your studio work
    • ·       And much more…

     Jane Hunt is a Master Signature Member of PAPNM, a Signature Member of LPAPA, WAOW and PAAC.  She is 2017 Plein Air Convention faculty and a demonstrator/speaker at the 2017 OPA National Exhibition.  Hunt’s award winning paintings have been exhibited in dozens of galleries and museums internationally and she is represented by notable galleries in the US as well as her native England.

  • 30 Jul 2017 12:28 PM | Anonymous

    Hello Painters & Friends!
    Please see attached flyer for my upcoming Workshop in Albuquerque, NM, September 16-17, Saturday & Sunday~ "PAINTING THE AUTUMN LANDSCAPE."  This will be a great kick-off for your winter-studio painting, getting you grounded, as we all need to do regularly, back to simple, well-designed shapes in correct color values.
    Let me know when you register with Harwood, so that I can email you the Supply List.

    I hope to see you soon!!!


  • 30 Jul 2017 12:10 PM | Anonymous
    Roger Williams: Solo Exhibition 2017

    The Show opens Friday August 25th 5- 7 pm at Joe Wade Fine Art located at 102 E. Water Street, Santa Fe NM 87501.

    This show will feature oil and pastel paintings from the Southwestern USA as well as recent works from painting trips to Latin America and Europe. The Santa Fe based artist, Roger Williams, will be present at the opening, where beverages and light food will be provided.

    For information, contact Joe Wade Fine Art at: 505-988-2727 or email: or

    Shown below is Chamisa in Winter by Roger Williams

  • 16 Jul 2017 12:27 PM | Anonymous

    Painting Outside to Inside Workshop with Rosie Sandifer at Brookgreen Gardens, November 28-December 1

    Students may use the medium of their choice. I have worked in oil, pastel, and acrylic and will help you with any of these mediums. I will be painting demo exercises and landscapes with oil. We will be painting in the studio also after gathering “plein air” sketches outdoor, as we discuss painting problems and solutions of values, color and temperature changes, brushwork, and edges.

    Participants will get a ticket to the "Nights of a Thousand Candles” event to be used either Thursday, Nov 30 or Friday, Dec 1, as part of their tuition.  Additional tickets can be purchased online at Brookgreen's website or by phoning 1-888-718-4253.

    Brookgreen Gardens,  1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet,  South Carolina, 29576, USA

    To register contact:
       (843) 235-6012,,

    Painting Outside to Inside/Rosie Sandifer   4 days - $ 550

    Tuesday, November 28 - Friday, December 1, 2017

    Rosie Sandifer,

  • 24 Jun 2017 2:01 PM | Anonymous

    I hope that you can come up to Taos this summer and take a Private or Semi-Private Plein Air painting lesson with me!  The hollyhocks are blooming, (and everything else!!!).  I can teach up to 3 people, to paint the Taos Gorge, Ranchos Church, Taos Mountain, etc.  Take a look at my attachment for all of the information on my Private & Semi-Private painting lessons here in Taos!  Also, Taos is full of wonderful vacation rentals, so bring your friends, and let's go PAINT!


  • 22 Jun 2017 11:40 AM | Anonymous

    Plein Air Painting Workshop in Sedona, Arizona, This November with Michael Chesley Johnson AIS PSA MPAC
    As many of you know, I teach plein air painting workshops in Sedona, Arizona, from October through April. HOWEVER, this will soon end.

    Except for one upcoming workshop in November, I will not be teaching there in the Fall 2017/Winter 2018 season. If you would like to experience the beauty of Sedona, make sure you sign up for that one last workshop now! Dates are November 14-17, 2017. This is an ideal time of year for Sedona, as the weather is bright and sunny and the leaves are changing for fall. It's my favorite time of year! If you're interested, please let me know at or visit and go to the section about All-Level Group Plein Air Painting Workshops.
    Michael Chesley Johnson AIS MPAC PSA PSNM
    Artist / Author / Teacher
    Specializing in Small-Size Plein Air Workshops:  A Gamblin Dedicated Workshop Instructor
    Helpful Tips for the Plein Air Painter:
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  • 13 Jun 2017 4:09 PM | Anonymous

    News from PAPNM Member Michael Chesley Johnson AIS PSA PSNM MPAC:
    Starting in February 2018, I will be offering private workshops for experienced painters at my home and studio in the Zuni Mountains.  The program includes six night's lodging and three meals a day plus working side-by-side with me in either oil or pastel.  After an initial consultation, I will customize a program for you to bring your painting to the next level.  This is an exciting opportunity for me to share information that's just not possible to cover in my all-level, all-media workshops.  For full details: and

  • 29 May 2017 12:07 PM | Anonymous

    PAPNM President Tom Blazier will present a Clouds & Sky in the Landscape Advanced Workshop for previous students who completed his Clouds & Sky in the Landscape class, or by permission from the instructor. This three-day workshop (scheduled 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on July 14-16) is intended for students who would like more one-to-one time with the instructor. July is monsoon season, and conditions should be right for observing and painting cumulus clouds. There might also be some plein air painting opportunities during the workshop. See details and register on the New Mexico Art League website. For questions, feel free to contact Tom at:

  • 23 May 2017 8:19 PM | Anonymous

    Tobi Clement's "SILVER QUEEN" was awarded the honor of Outstanding Pastel in the April 2017 BoldBrush Painting competition, as well as being selected for the FAV15%. Her award includes a feature article in, which will be scheduled to run in the upcoming weeks.

    Tobi's winning entry, along with the other winning paintings, can be viewed at:

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