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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...

2014 Summer Online Showcase Winners

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The OPA Summer 2014 Online Showcase was held from June 1 - August 15, 2014, open to Associate members only and awarding $5,000 in cash awards. The Online Showcase runs three times each year and is completely digital competition held at ... Read More...

Finding (and Keeping) Your Muse

"Puddle Jumping" by Kirsten Savage

Andrew Wyeth created a series of 240 paintings and drawings of his German neighbor, Helga Testorf. Picasso painted photographer and poet, Dora Maar, repeatedly during their nine year love affair. Modern day oil painter, Jeremy Lipking, ... Read More...

The Beauty Of The Brain

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How would you define a beautiful piece of artwork? Would you say, “It takes years to study aesthetic in art!” or ask, "Is appreciating a simple orange utterly different than judging a masterpiece of artwork?" Debating what is ... Read More...