Archives for February 2014

A Venetian Methods Oil Painter

As a visual artist I’ve created images in Silkscreen, Intaglio, Lithography, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Acrylics and Oils and in a variety of methods, primarily Direct Painting (Alla Prima) and genre, but I always felt drawn to the visual ... Read More...

Photographing Your Artwork

These notes were presented by Tom Schmidt at the 2009 OPA National Meeting in Santa Fe, NM. Photographing your artwork is fairly simple if the proper procedures are followed and it is done under the proper conditions. With the advent of ... Read More...

On Growing As a Painter

It’s never too late to be who you might have been. ---George Eliot By now you understand the act of painting is considered, intentional and best undertaken with a concept each time you go to the easel. Many of us were lead to ... Read More...

An Insight Into the Modernist Movement/Look to Children’s Art

Not unlike the vast majority of OPA members, I displayed a talent in drawing and painting at a very young age. My earliest training comprised drawing from life, learning perspective, shading (value studies) and composition. All of which ... Read More...