Archives for June 2016

My Favorite Things

Greetings Painters! Here are two of my favorite things sitting in my studio today: Tube Wringer My first favorite thing is my Tube Wringer, from Gill Mechanical Company (Eugene, Oregon, USA). I bought it on a whim during an art store ... Read More...

Artists as Documentarians and Conservationists

Landscape and wildlife painters today and throughout history have been responsible for awareness and change as explorers, documentarians, and conservationists. For instance, the idea of our National Parks is largely credited to artists and ... Read More...

A pig, a sailboat, and Willie Nelson:How I find a painting

I often hear artists lament “I don’t know what to paint”. Of all the painting crises I face, I am relieved to say that that is one problem I don’t have. I have lists of title ideas, cupboards bursting with objects begging to be picked, and ... Read More...

OPA’s 2016 National Juried Exhibition

Meet the Gold Medal Winners from the 25th National Juried Exhibition Derek Penix is OPA's 2016 Salon Show Gold Award Winner for Associate/Signature Division. Derek Penix was born on December 29, 1980 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Penix grew up ... Read More...