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"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"…


Online Critique Service with Master Artists

Posted by Director, Signature Services on May 4, 2017 at 5:54am 0 Comments

We are very pleased to announce a new service for all our Members. Master Artists Cheng Lian, Lisa Fricker and Ned Mueller are now available to perform individualized critiques of your artwork. Want to get to the next level? A sound, objective critique by one of these nationally acknowledged Masters…



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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All members are invited to participate in this 2-day paintout!This is not a competition or workshop, there is no fee. Just show up with your art supplies to paint and have fun.On Saturday lets paint at Point Lobos park. Come at any time you can, I'll try to be there by 9am. Bring lunch, we will have a group picnic around 1pm at the picnic area next to China Cove.Dinner on Saturday at 6:30 pm at Rio Grill. Address: 101 Crossroads Boulevard, Carmel, CA 93923 ph: (831) 625-5436Catherine Fasciato…See More
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