Debra Joy Groesser Interview

Debra Joy Groesser

Debra Groesser is a signature member of the American Impressionist Society, American Plains Artists, and Plein Air Artists Colorado. She's an associate member of the Oil Painters of America, and American Women Artists...and she's on the ... Read More...

The Value of Color Charts

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My advice—my plea to you—is to do the charts for your sake. (Do not use mine.) The charts are not a sure-fire gimmick guaranteed to make you a color wizard, but they are the best way I know of to understand your pigments and enter the ... Read More...

Highlights and Specularity

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Highlights can give snap and sparkle to a subject, but they’re not just a bunch of white dots scattered across your picture. Under what circumstances do highlights appear? Where on the form should they be placed? How should they be painted? ... Read More...

Mobile Masters Make Art Instruction Accesible to Artist Anywhere

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CLAYTON J. BECK III-AN ARTIST WITH CHARACTER FIGURE PAINTING WORKSHOP AT THE WOODLANDS ART LEAGUE, Sept. 8th-12th/14 The Woodlands Art League, www.woodlandsartleague.org , a 30+ year old, nonprofit visual art organization that operates ... Read More...

What’s the Concept?

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Paul Strisik was a master artist and teacher. He authored a couple of important books: The Art of Landscape Painting and Capturing Light in Oils. I believe you will find his views about painting helpful. Foremost, before beginning a ... Read More...

Diane Massey Dunbar Revisited

Chocolates – 8″x 8″ – Oil

After I posted one of Dunbar's paintings of a glass jar on my Facebook page, an admirer of the painting wrote wanting to know where he could purchase a "tube of that glass" used by Dianne to complete her painting. Well, that would be nice, ... Read More...

Workshops, Workshops, Workshops…

Teaching in the Studio

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been formally trained or not, or how long you have been painting: if you feel stuck or uninspired as an artist, it can help to take a workshop. If you’ve never taken a workshop before and are now considering ... Read More...

2014 Summer Online Showcase Winners Spotlight

Anna Rose Bain

We're proud to highlight the winners of the OPA Summer 2014 Online Showcase. Enjoy some brief biographies below, detailing their painting history and journey to becoming award winning artists. Anna Rose Bain First Place Award for the ... Read More...

Great Expectations

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21 Days “Painting” on the Road “The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, ... Read More...