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What a Slide Projector Taught Me About Painting!

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 3:58pm 0 Comments

What a Slide Projector Taught Me About Painting!

By Ed Bertolet

Sometimes lessons about painting can come from surprising places. In this case the lesson came from a slide projector.…

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Dynamic Observation

Posted on November 30, 2015 at 10:25am 1 Comment

Dynamic Observation

By Ed Bertolet





What on earth is dynamic observation? I have coined that phrase to get your attention and to remind you that the way you see your subject is…

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Using a Single Brush

Posted on November 29, 2015 at 6:05pm 0 Comments

Try using a Single Brush to do a painting.

By Ed Bertolet



Using a single brush to do a painting will do two things for you... it will keep your work loose by preventing you…

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Start like a Butcher and Finish Like a Surgeon

Posted on November 25, 2015 at 4:30pm 1 Comment

Too often we make the job of painting a picture much more difficult than it needs to be. Mainly because we lack the patience and discipline to establish a good start and jump directly into painting detail way before we ought to. Maybe this is because we think if we can nail down a detail, we can build the rest of the painting around it. There are so many things to consider we feel overwhelmed and think this bit…

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To our Signature members - we are looking for Signature Members and Painting Ambassadors to serve as jurors for our 2017 Signature Member Drive. If you have not previously served as a CPAP Juror we'd like to hear from you. We will be admitting up to 20 new members based upon a portfolio of three images per artist. Jurying would begin on July 1 and will need to be completed in July. Please respond to: cpapsignatureservices@gmail.com

 
 
 

                    

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This is the Final Call for Artists 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,…See More
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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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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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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
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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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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
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