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Ambassador
Sun streaming through window

Painted this live in my friend's studio:

Added by Barry John Raybould on May 19, 2019 at 2:03am — No Comments

PACE19

Anyone attending plein air painting convention and expo at the hilton Union Square?

Added by Linda Fleischman on April 23, 2019 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Carmel Paintout 2018

Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones! Wishing you lots of success in your art careers, stay inspired and never stop learning!

I finally got the time to post some pictures from the paintout in November. Great time with great people. Hope we'll do it again in 2019! And don't forget to post images of your paintings. …

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Added by Tonya Zenin on December 22, 2018 at 4:49pm — No Comments


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"The Ideal Subject"

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

www.delantyfineart.com

 

                      “Sketch everything, and keep your curiosity fresh.”  --John Singer…

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Added by Rick J. Delanty on November 11, 2018 at 5:43pm — No Comments

My Blog @ originalartstories.blogspot.com/

This is the link of my blog : originalartstories.blogspot.com/

Added by Xueling Zou on February 13, 2018 at 9:20pm — No Comments


Ambassador
Learn to be a Happy Loser

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"…

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Added by Shuang Li on December 20, 2017 at 11:20am — No Comments


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Southern California Paint Out at Leo Carrillo State Beach

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Added by Sharon Weaver on November 13, 2017 at 3:00am — No Comments

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.

        William Suys - Biography

Catherine Fasciato             Sharon Weaver           William Suys

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…

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Added by Director, Signature Services on November 3, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Director, Signature Services on November 1, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Extended Deadline 2017 International Challenge at Yosemite

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…

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Added by Director, Signature Services on September 5, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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…
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Added by Director, Signature Services on August 30, 2017 at 8:14am — No Comments


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Imprimatura



I am experimenting with a technique of creating the imprimatura on the canvas 'as you go' rather…

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Added by Barry John Raybould on August 30, 2017 at 3:08am — No Comments

Only Three Days Left to Enter the 2017 International Challenge

There are only three 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…
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Added by Director, Signature Services on August 28, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

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…
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Added by Director, Signature Services on August 24, 2017 at 7:47am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Director, Signature Services on August 18, 2017 at 12:03pm — No Comments

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. …

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Added by Director, Signature Services on July 31, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

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 …

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Added by Director, Signature Services on July 28, 2017 at 2:47pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Director, Signature Services on July 21, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

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… Continue

Added by Debbie Abshear on July 2, 2017 at 7:58am — No Comments

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:…

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Added by Director, Signature Services on June 26, 2017 at 1:11pm — No Comments

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