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…Continue
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This is the link of my blog : originalartstories.blogspot.com/
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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"…Continue
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We are pleased to announce our Jury Panel for the 2017 Online Fall Competition and Member Showcase.
Catherine Fasciato Sharon Weaver William Suys
William 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…Continue
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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…Continue
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Late last week our payment gateway experienced a massive outage affecting most of the major population centers of the United States and Europe. As a result, many artists were unable to complete their entries. As an accommodation we are extending the Deadline to Friday, September 8, 2017 at 11:59pm PDT
We are also extending the Notification Deadline to…Continue
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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!
Added by Director, Signature Services on August 30, 2017 at 8:14am — No Comments
There are only three days remaining to enter this year’s California Plein Air Painters International Challenge Exhibition and Sale!
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There are only 10 days remaining to enter this year’s California Plein Air Painters International Challenge Exhibition and Sale!
Added by Director, Signature Services on August 24, 2017 at 7:47am — No Comments
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.…Continue
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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. …
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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 …Continue
Added by Director, Signature Services on July 28, 2017 at 2:47pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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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:…Continue
Added by Director, Signature Services on June 26, 2017 at 1:11pm — No Comments
I will be teaching only one more time in Sedona, Arizona. As many of you know, I have taught plein air painting workshops there from October through April for many years. HOWEVER, this will soon end. Except for one upcoming workshop in November, I will not be teaching there in the Fall 2017/Winter 2018 season.
Added by Michael Chesley Johnson on June 21, 2017 at 5:34am — No 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…Continue
Added by Director, Signature Services on May 4, 2017 at 5:54am — No Comments
The Art Renewal Center (ARC) would like to invite you to our opening of the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Ave., New York City on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm.
A Special Thank You for Sponsoring the…
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