Photographing Your Artwork

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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...

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Creating Better Digital Images of your Paintings. How to Ensure your Masterpiece is Best Represented Online and in Print

Review of 2012 OPA National Exhibition Session with Susan Abma and Jerry Goroski, by contributing OPA artist Julia Bright Most of us have had the experience of taking a photo of our painting, only to find out that it’s a distorted, too ... Read More...

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Important Website Considerations for Artists: Part 3 of 3

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This article is part 3 of a 3-part series discussing important website considerations for artists. The first part laid out some general thoughts to keep in mind during the initial stages of creating your art website. The second piece ... Read More...

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Paint From Life or Photos?

"Alone In Warsaw" by William Schneider OPA

Especially since the advent of good, inexpensive digital cameras, the debate about whether to use photo references has become almost sectarian. Purists admonish us to paint “only from life.” Yet the instructional art magazines regularly ... Read More...

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Important Website Considerations for Artists: Part 2 of 3

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This article is part 2 of a 3-part series discussing important website considerations for artists. The first part laid out some general thoughts to keep in mind during the initial stages of creating your art website. Important ... Read More...

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Paints, Brushes and Facebook Supports

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Facebook could be as important to artists as their favorite supplies. I sensed this when the general manager of a prestigious Scottsdale gallery told me that when all else failed, Facebook helped him locate an artist he wanted to invite ... Read More...

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Important Website Considerations for Artists: Part 1 of 3

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There is no law that requires you to have a website, no one is forcing you to use a cell phone and no one mandates that you drive a car. But each of these are tools and technologies that enhance the quality of life around us, to the ... Read More...

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