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Layne Johnson // FINE ART  There’s beauty all around. Join me, I’ll show you. Texas artist at: / @dutchartgallery / @thegoodartcompany ↡Cloud Painting Workshop Signup↡

Since I’m busy on several commissions, thought I’d share some of my plein air paintings from my trip to Maine this time last year.
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Painting outdoors has different challenges than painting in the studio. The light changes, the weather changes, and depending on where you are, the surrounding landscape may change, too. (Like the tide going out!) So while I’ve been an artist (literally) most of my life, plein air is a new challenge. And I love a good challenge.
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Putting this one aside for a bit. Have several big commissions that will be taking up most of my time.
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From my current WIP.
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BTW, if you want to learn to paint clouds.... There’s still a few seats left in my live, in-person workshop. Tap the link in my bio for all the details.
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My wife pointed out something that bothered her a part of the cloud part in this painting and begrudgingly I made a big change. Because you know what? I trust her eye even when I don’t want to. She’s almost always right and has become an indispensable critic for me. .
“Critic” isn’t a bad word! All artists need someone they know and trust to help them “see” their work. What the work needs to be better. A critic. Ideally this should be someone close who has some visual experience. They don’t have to be an artist. And most importantly, they should be able to give you an opinion that’s not sugar-coated. .
All of the “that’s nice”s and “you’re doing great“s aren’t really helpful. And they won’t help you improve. So you want to toughen up. Seek out constructive criticism... a good critic is your friend!
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From my current WIP.
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BTW, if you missed it earlier, there’s still a few seats left in my live, in-person workshop. Tap the link in my bio for all the details.
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I don’t often show me mixing color on the palette. (I think it’s boring, but my wife said shut up and show people! And she’s usually right. ❤️) .
So here’s a little bit of that... Plus working with the infamous fan brush. 😜
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From my current WIP.
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BTW, if you want to learn to paint clouds.... There’s still a few seats left in my live, in-person workshop. Tap the link in my bio for all the details.
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🎶Music in the studio: “Follow Me” by composer Caleb Etheridge
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Some compositions excel in their simplicity. Others (like this one) are such an interesting challenge to work on because of their complexity. It’s fun for me because it’s like putting together a puzzle with a direction . . . but not a pre-determined outcome. More to come...
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From my current WIP.
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BTW, if you want to learn to paint clouds.... Tap the link in my bio for all the details on my upcoming live workshop. Just a few spaces left...
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🎶Music in the studio: “Shoreline” by composer Caleb Etheridge
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Sometimes the perfect brush is the “NOT perfect” brush. .
More from my current WIP.
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BTW, if you want to learn to paint clouds.... Tap the link in my bio for all the details on my upcoming live workshop. Just a few spaces left...
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🎶Music in the studio: “Follow Me” by composer Caleb Etheridge
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What’s our fascination with rainbows, I wonder? Every time I see one they just make me smile.
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More from my current WIP.
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BTW, if you want to learn to paint clouds.... Tap the link in my bio for all the details on my upcoming live workshop. Just a few spaces left...
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🎶Music in the studio: “Brief Moment” by composer Caleb Etheridge
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Hey guys, here’s more from my current WIP. I’ve shared some of the close up details. Here’s a look at the full painting. More to come. 😉
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BTW, if you want to learn to paint clouds.... Tap the link in my bio for all the details on my upcoming live workshop. Just a few spaces left...
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🎶Music in the studio: “Follow Me” by composer Caleb Etheridge
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There’s something really relaxing about painting foliage for trees. I’m sitting here zoning out while blocking in these background shades while listening to some music. Ahhhh!
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More from my current WIP.
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If you want to learn to paint clouds.... Tap the link in my bio for all the details on my upcoming live workshop.
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“Hidden Forest” by composer Outside the Sky
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A couple days ago I crossed an incredible milestone. A big massive THANK YOU to the 100,000 art lovers who’ve joined me on this journey. 🙏🙏🙏
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Like most journeys, the beginning was the hardest. When you don’t know what you don’t know. Back in January 2016 when I joined Instagram I was still trying to figure out what direction I was taking my art, after a lifetime as an illustrator.
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At the same time we were trying to figure out Instagram, mostly on our own. Slowly but surely, things started to click. Slowly, but surely, like-minded people (like you!) from around the world joined along. Slowly, but surely I found my focus...cloudscapes! #lifelessonslearned
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And I have to THANK YOU. Not just for following. But for so much more. For inspiring and encouraging me. For being a part of this wonderful community of art lovers. And YOUR feedback has been crucial in helping me shape the direction I’ve gone and am going with my art. I no longer work alone, because I know you’ll be there when we meet up each day. (Although somedays, its really hard to respond to everyone!) But I do read ALL your comments. KNOW that I thank you deeply. And I’ll continue to try and respond to your specific questions.
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I’m here because you’re here. Thanks for being part of my tribe. 🙏
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🎶Music in the studio: by composer Caleb Etheridge
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There really is no magic in painting. The strokes that look so lyrical and effortless come from mileage. How many hours a person puts in over a long time adds up to that magic. And trusting that process. Most importantly - and some people forget this - it’s not an overnight journey. But it is one that you should enjoy! Have fun painting! 🙏Thanks for following ♥️
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More from my current WIP.
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🎶Music in the studio: “Follow Me” by composer Caleb Etheridge
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The underpainting is done on this one. .
For all of you who’ve asked - I’m going to be teaching a LIVE WORKSHOP this January. If you’re interested in learning more about painting clouds, I hope you’ll join me. Registration is now open and space is limited - so reserve your place now (link in bio or Stories)!
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The 2 1/2 day workshop will be held in the Houston, TX area and is most appropriate for intermediate and advanced painters working in oils or acrylics. $95 deposit / $370 total.
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Tap the link in my bio or in Stories for all the details and to reserve your space. See ya in January!
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