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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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Jurors Selected for 2017 Fall Competition and Member Showcase

We are pleased to announce our Jury Panel for the 2017 Online Fall Competition and Member Showcase.        Catherine Fasciato             Sharon Weaver           William SuysWilliam SuysWilliam Suys is an award winning artist. In addition to being a CPAP Painting Ambassador he is also a Signature Member and Director of Oil Painters of America. His awards include:Winner, Best in Show - Salon International at the International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art 2013Award of Excellence -…See More
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Call for Entries, Fall Online Competition and Member Showcase

It's time to get out the fall color palletes and capture the beautiful Autumn displays provided by nature. This event is open to all CPAP Members. All conforming artwork will be displayed on our website and the top entrants will be eligible to receive cash awards and other valuable prizes. Entries are now open through December 15. The Jury Panel will consist of CPAP Painting Ambassadors and will be announced shortly. Artists may enter up to 5 images.Enter your artwork here:…See More
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CPAP Paintout at Carmel

November 11, 2017 at 9am to November 12, 2017 at 6pm
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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Final Call for Entries | 2017 International Plein Air Challenge

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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One Week Remaining to Enter the 2017 International Challenge Competition, Sale and Exhibit

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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