This is a rather large painting (for plain air work) that I did in a village in Sichuan, China called Liujiang. It is 80cm x 60cm - Oil on Linen. Lijiang is a pretty village by a river with very old traditional Chinese buildings. Now it is a tourist destination. In the rain, the umbrellas of the tourists and their reflections make for some interesting painting ideas. I huddled under the eaves of one of the shops to paint this picture to keep out of the…Continue
Added by Barry John Raybould on April 5, 2017 at 6:03am — No Comments
There are only 30 days remaining to enter our Spring Online Competition and Showcase!
This contest is open to all CPAP Associate Members.
Not a Member? Sign up now. Membership is free! You don't have to live in California to join but your artwork must reflect California locations.…Continue
Added by Director, Signature Services on March 2, 2017 at 9:23am — No Comments
All CPAP Associate Members are invited to submit their artwork for our Spring Online Competition and Showcase. Successful contestents will receive cash awards and…Continue
Added by Director, Signature Services on February 8, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments
The Take It Easel is a Gloucester-style easel that was used in the Gloucester, Massachetts area in the early part of the 20th century. It is ideally suited for working on large canvases outdoors. It is flexible enough to also let you work on small canvases.
With the help of a carpenter in China, I made a large palette that I could use with this easel, which gives me the largest workspace possible.
I can also use it as a board to attach loose linen to, when I need to keep the weight…
Added by Barry John Raybould on December 1, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments
This is the plein air painting setup I was using on my recent painting trip to Mauritius. I am using a Mastersen seal palette box mounted onto a tripod using an Easel Butler. I put the palette in a big freezer overnight to slow down the drying of the paint. This system gave me much more palette mixing area to work with, which I find helps with finding a good color harmony.…Continue
Added by Barry John Raybould on December 1, 2016 at 1:52am — No Comments
What a thrill to open my email last week and find that I have been selected as a CPAP Signature Member candidate for 2016. My thanks to the selection committee made up of current CPAP signature members for this honor. I look forward to completing the requirements to become a fellow Signature member and to actively contributing to making CPAP a vibrant site for plein air painters to gather, share opportunities and knowledge and most of all, promote the joy and value of plein air painting in…Continue
Added by Bruce B. Hancock on November 15, 2016 at 8:27pm — No Comments
We are very excited and pleased to announce this year’s candidates for Signature Membership.
Selections were made based upon the strength of their plein air portfolios. As part of the selection process, their Membership Level is elevated to that of Painting Ambassador and upon completion of the required prerequisites they will become full Signature Members.
Added by Tonya Zenin on November 14, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments
We are very excited to announce that the Artist's Reception for our 2016 International Plein Air Challenge will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Cooper's Restaurant, 653 Cannery Row, Monterey, California, 3 - 5pm. There will be a short meeting and an Awards Ceremony where the winners of the 2016 International Plein Air Challenge will be announced.. We are now taking advance reservations. The cost is $35 and includes choice of crabcakes, chicken wings or breaded codfish and 2…Continue
Added by Director, Signature Services on August 23, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments
We will begin accepting Entries for the 2016 Signature Member Competition on September 1, 2016. This competition is open to all Associate Members of California Plein Air Painters. There is no Entry Fee. The Prospectus is online now and you can view it by…Continue
Added by Director, Signature Services on August 18, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments
There are only a few days reaining to enter the CPAP 2016 International Plein Air Challenge. The event features over $5,000 in awards and a September Exhibit at the American Tin Cannery in Monterey's famous Cannery Row. The 3-month exhibit will feature top artwork and a special CPAP Signature Member…Continue
Added by Director, Signature Services on July 27, 2016 at 4:40pm — No Comments
This 107cm x 80cm piece was worked up in the studio from the following artRage plein air sketch I did on my iPhone on the Bund at night in Shanghai.…Continue
Added by Barry John Raybould on July 15, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments
We are pleased to welcome Guerilla Painter as a new Sponsor for our 2016 International Plein Air Challenge. They will be sponsoring the following new Award:
Award of Excellence for Best Figure in the Landscape $250 Merchandise Award
Added by Director, Signature Services on June 20, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments
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Added by Director, Signature Services on June 18, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments
We are pleased to welcome Blick Art Materials as a new Sponsor for our 2016…Continue
Added by Director, Signature Services on June 16, 2016 at 8:11am — No Comments
There are less than 60 days remaining to enter our 2016 International Plein Air Challenge.
The contest rewards the top artist with a $500 cash award and also the opportunity to jury the 13th Annual ARC International Salon Plein Air Competition sponsored by California Plein Air Painters. Other top artists will receive cash awards, merchandise awards and exposure of their work through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, and web sites.
Added by Director, Signature Services on June 12, 2016 at 12:41pm — No Comments
The Jurors for the California Plein Air Painters 2016 International Plein Air Challenge have been selected. Artists from all over the world will enter the art and compete for cash awards and a chance to be a Juror for the CPAP-Sponsored 2017 ARC International Salon Plein Air Competition. The ARC Salon is rated as one of the premiere competitions in the United States.
You can view the Prospectus by…Continue
Added by Director, Signature Services on June 2, 2016 at 4:06pm — No Comments
This contest will support an after-school art program for elementary students run by the Pacific Art League at Redwood City PAL.
If selected, your design will be printed on all the T-shirts and posters for the 2016 festival, and will also appear in web and print marketing.
Your $30 entry donation is fully tax-deductible, and can provide one kid with 6 WEEKS of art classes!…
Added by Pacific Art League on May 6, 2016 at 12:26pm — No Comments
CPAP has joined with the Art Renewal Center to become a Sponsor for the 2016 and 2017 ARC International Salons. In 2016 CPAP will sponsor the Landscape Category and in 2017 will sponsor a brand new Plein Air Category that will feature cash awards of $4,000 for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place…Continue
Added by Director, Signature Services on March 28, 2016 at 10:32am — No Comments
Congratulations to Rick DeLanty who received the Purchase Award from Patron Ziqiong Lu for the best plein air painting at the CPAP Roundtable and Paintout that took place on January 9, 2016.
Rick captured the light perfectly on a rather gray day and was able to catch the hints of sunlight that tried to illuminate this scene through the stubborn cloud cover.…Continue
Added by Director, Signature Services on February 13, 2016 at 3:34pm — No Comments
Congratulations to the winners of the Art of the West Awards granted as part of our 2015 Juried Competition.
The artwork of our 2015 Signature Members was submitted to Art of the West Magazine and the selections were made by Editor Allan Duerr. Please join us in congratulating the award winners:
Added by Director, Signature Services on January 11, 2016 at 7:31am — No Comments