Debbie Abshear
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  • Gardena, CA
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Sonoma Coast 2

"nice work on the ocean.  Tough to get the look sometimes.  I like the color and values there."
Jul 26
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Mendocino Headlands at Meet at Mendocino Art Center by 8:00 am each day

August 7, 2017 to August 10, 2017
Introduction to Plein air painting in Watercolor. This is a free event for anyone who would like to join me in Mendocino to paint the headlands and coastline.
Jul 16
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Creating Value Studies in an Accordion Book and FREE Plein Air Instruction in Watercolor at Mendocino Art Center

August 5, 2017 to August 6, 2017
Mendocino Art Center, August 5-6, 2017. I am teaching this 2 day workshop and staying for an extra 4 days to pass on my love of painting Plein air. No charge for the Plein air part!
Jul 9
Debbie Abshear posted an event

Creating Value Studies in an Accordion Book and FREE Plein Air Instruction in Watercolor at Mendocino Art Center

August 5, 2017 to August 6, 2017
Mendocino Art Center, August 5-6, 2017. I am teaching this 2 day workshop and staying for an extra 4 days to pass on my love of painting Plein air. No charge for the Plein air part!
Jul 9
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Jul 2
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Changing the Mood by Changing the Pigments

I teach a weekly watercolor class and suggest to my students that the best way to learn watercolor is to paint! I challenge them to paint the same scene using different pigments to change the mood. You draw or compose once on white drawing paper, trace the image multiple times and paint again. What happens is thay you have multiple chances to paint and feel much freer to create and explore.The growth that you find in your own painting journey will be evident. Remember, you are sometimes your…See More
Jul 2
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windbreak chileno valley-001

"Nice to see your art! Loved looking at all of your work. Hope all is going well with you since MOPO."
Nov 16, 2016
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Lyric Light

"You have some beautiful art posted! Thank you for sharing!"
Nov 16, 2016
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Nov 16, 2016
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THE OLD WINDMILL, Topanga Plein Air Painting

"I feel the early morning light in your painting. Atmospheric, warm and cool passages. My eyes travel through the painting. Thank you for sharing!"
Nov 16, 2016
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Nov 16, 2016
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Swamp Reflections

"The high horizon on your painting is powerful. I will try this on my next painting. Although I love skies, I fell the sky reflection is just as good! Thank you for sharing. P.S. I also am attracted to that orange tree!"
Nov 16, 2016
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Changing the Mood by Changing the Pigments

Posted on July 2, 2017 at 7:58am 0 Comments

I teach a weekly watercolor class and suggest to my students that the best way to learn watercolor is to paint! I challenge them to paint the same scene using different pigments to change the mood. You draw or compose once on white drawing paper, trace the image multiple times and paint again. What happens is thay you have multiple chances to paint and feel much freer to create and explore.



The growth that you find in your own painting journey will be evident. Remember, you are… Continue

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Director, Signature Services posted a blog post

Only 10 Days Remaining to Enter 2017 International Plein Air Challenge Competition

There are only 10 days remaining to enter this year’s California Plein Air Painters International Challenge Exhibition and Sale!Over $5,000 in cash and prizes;Open to all artists;Traveling Exhibit: Oakhurst Gateway to Yosemite; Ridgeline Gallery in Mariposa;70% of sales proceeds to artist;Any landscape, seascape or urbanscape anywhere in the world;$45 for three images;Plein air and studio work acceptedExhibition dates: Sept 30 – October 22, 2017Deadline is August 31, 2017 at midnight, PDTDon’t…See More
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Director, Signature Services posted a blog post

New 2017 Signature Members Named by California Plein Air Painters

We are excited and pleased to announce this year's selections for Signature Membership. These Selections will be officially designated as Painting Ambassadors until they complete the Signature Member Prerequisites. These include performing services and participating in activities of California Plein Air Painters.Please…See More
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Director, Signature Services posted a blog post

Only Two Weeks Remaining to Enter the CPAP International Plein Air Challenge

2017 INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE EXHIBIT AND SALE DEADLINE TO ENTER: August 31, 2017. Open to all artists! Subject matter is not limited to Yosemite. We welcome images depicting any landscape, seascape and urbanscape. CLICK HERE to enter. $45 for 3 images. EXHIBITION TITLE: 2017 CPAP International Plein Air Challenge. We will feature some of the finest plein air and studio artwork from across the…See More
Aug 17
Director, Signature Services posted a blog post

Yosemite Challenge Early Bird Registration Deadline, August 15

Deadline for Early Bird Registration is August 15, 2017 at midnightEntry Fee: $45; Early Bird Registration: $35 through August 15, 2017Open to all Artists: CLICK HERE TO ENTER.Oakhurst Opening, Saturday September 30, 2017: Yosemite Gateway Inn, Oakhurst, CaAwards Ceremony, 10am: Opening remarks; Overall Awards; Signature Member Awards; Cash, Merchandise;Keynote Speaker: Carl Judson, President…See More
Aug 14
Director, Signature Services posted a blog post

Now Accepting Entries for the International Plein Air Challenge at Yosemite

We are pleased to announce that our 2017 International Challenge Competition at Yosemite is now open to for entries. This event will feature some of the finest examples of landscape painting in the world. In addition to the exhibit, we have a variety of activities scheduled including our Annual Exhibit, Awards Ceremony, and Artist Reception (open to the public). There will also be demonstrations, paintouts and workshops.…See More
Aug 1
Director, Signature Services posted a blog post

Final Call for Entries! 2017 Segnature Member Entries

This is the Final Call for artists to qualify for Signature Membership this year!The Deadline to apply is today, July 31, 2017 at 11:59pm PDT. Signature Members of California Plein Air Painters are recognized as some of the finest artists in the country. Don't miss the deadline to join our Signature Member Corps of fine artists.Applicants who are accepted will also be eligible to participate in this year's International Challenge at Yosemite and compete for cash, merchandise awards and…See More
Jul 30
Director, Signature Services posted a blog post

Just 3 Days Remaining to enter the 2017 Call for Signature Members

There are only 3 days remaining to enter this year's Call for Signature Members and qualify for acceptance into this year's International Challenge at Yosemite National Park featuring a number of awards and honors. The deadline is July 31, 2017 at 11:59pm PDT. No exceptions!Don't delay.. View the Prospectus HERE or just …See More
Jul 28
Director, Signature Services posted a blog post

Announcing the 2017 International Challenge at Yosemite

We are pleased to announce our 2017 International Challenge Exhibit at Yosemite. This event will feature some of the finest examples of landscape painting in the world. In addition to the exhibit, we have a variety of activities available including our Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony, Artist Reception (open to the public), plus demonstrations, paintouts and workshops. Attendees will receive access to Yosemite National Park to paint or just to sightsee. The event is a cooperative effort…See More
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Jul 20
Director, Signature Services posted a blog post

Jurors Named for 2017 Signature Member Competition

We are very pleased to announce Will Maller, Beverly Lazor and Barbara Tapp as Jurors for the 2017 Signature Member Competition. These artists are all CPAP Painting Ambassadors and possess a large wealth of painting experience between them. Their biographies are presented below:…See More
Jun 26
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Two Day Painting Concentration with Signature Member Karen Leoni at Lover's Point Area, Monterey, California

June 13, 2017 at 10am to June 14, 2017 at 5pm
This ongoing series of 2-Day workshops puts all of the concepts of successful painting into two days of purposeful instruction along one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world... the beautiful Monterey Bay. The workshop is best suited for artists who feel that they are accomplished yet have already exhibited some of their work. This is not only about craftsmanship but is also about aesthetics.…See More
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