Archives for July 2013

Tips for Entering National Shows

Bill Farnsworth OPA is the winner of the 2013 Juried Salon Show's Bronze Medal Award. He obliges us by sharing some thoughts about entering national shows. An Emotional Roller Coaster for Oil Painters. All artists want their art to be ... Read More...

A summary of Scott Burdick’s presentation entitled “The Banishment of Beauty”

Summary by Howard Friedland OPA, based on "The Banishment of Beauty" by Scott Burdick In the second half of the Twentieth Century, the general public has, in great measure, “bought into” the misconception that skill, craft and -- yes, ... Read More...

2013 National Exhibition Winner Spotlight

The OPA 2013 National Exhibition was an exciting event with a brilliant display of skill and oil painting mastery. We'd like to introduce you to a few of our National Exhibition Winners. Meet Tom L. Nachreiner, winner of the Dorothy ... Read More...

Classical (Classic) Realism – Part 2

A three-part series that highlights the origins and resurgence of Classic Realism and its importance to the 21st century artist. "Traditional skills are necessary for developing a foundational base for the artist to work from. It is ... Read More...