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Posted by Linda Fleischman on April 23, 2019 at 9:16pm 0 Comments

Anyone attending plein air painting convention and expo at the hilton Union Square?

Carmel Paintout 2018

Posted by Tonya Zenin on December 22, 2018 at 4:49pm 0 Comments

Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones! Wishing you lots of success in your art careers, stay inspired and never stop learning!

I finally got the time to post some pictures from the paintout in November. Great time with great people. Hope we'll do it again in 2019! And don't forget to post images of your paintings. …


"The Ideal Subject"

Posted by Rick J. Delanty on November 11, 2018 at 5:43pm 0 Comments

This piece was published as an Oil Painters of America Blog post in the OPA Newsletter for October 2018:

“The Ideal Subject”

By Rick J. Delanty


                      “Sketch everything, and keep your curiosity fresh.”  --John Singer…


Learn to be a Happy Loser

Posted by Shuang Li on December 20, 2017 at 11:20am 0 Comments

My plein air painting practice started even before I went to art college and continues to date. In my early years, I seemed to be a total loser while painting plein air: no matter how hard I tried to copy the Mother Nature, my painted scenes were never as good as the real ones! Very frustrating! Decades passed. During these years, I've finally learned a few dos and don'ts regarding working in plein air. So here is an article I wrote for my plein air painting friends of "Artists Inner Circle"…



Top Events 

1 2nd Annual Benicia Plein Air Paint Out

2nd Annual Benicia Plein Air Paint Out

August 26, 2017 from 8am to 7pm at Benicia Plein Air Gallery, 307 First Street, Benicia, CA

Organized By: Catherine Fasciato

2 Call for Artists: Landscapes, Seascapes, and Cityscapes

Call for Artists: Landscapes, Seascapes, and Cityscapes

October 6, 2017 at 5:30pm to October 26, 2017 at 5pm at Pacific Art League

Organized By: Pacific Art League

3 Plein Air Cuba with Family and Friends

Plein Air Cuba with Family and Friends

February 17, 2018 to February 24, 2018 at Cuba

Organized By: Keene Wilson


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