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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. …


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

"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



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


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

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"…


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

Online Critique Service with Master Artists

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 will definitely help you. You can access this service by going to the…


Added by Director, Signature Services on May 4, 2017 at 5:54am — No Comments

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