A Few of My Favorite Things

It's not that I'm unimpressed by raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens. It's just that my favorite things are the things that help me simplify and strengthen my paintings. I have a handy bag that carries a few of my favorite things, ... Read More...

Working Out The Kinks of Water-Mixable Oils

I paint with both water-mixable oils and traditional oils, and I get a wide variety of responses when people discover this. Everything from rude negativity ("what crap is that?”) to nods from those in the know ("I use them too, aren't they ... Read More...

The Gallery Artist Relationship – Q&A with Scott Jones

Scott Jones serves as the General Manager of Legacy Galleries (Scottsdale, AZ, Jackson, WY and Bozeman MT), among the foremost of representational fine art galleries in the country, shares with OPA members some of his insights into the ... Read More...

Frame Makeover

Refinish those old frames!! As artists we all seem to accumulate those frames that we just don't know what to do with. They may have gotten damaged shipping to a gallery or banged around transporting to a show. Maybe they were "ok" ... Read More...

John Austin Hanna Interview

Winner of the “Donors’ Award of Excellence” at the 2013 Oil Painters of America 22nd National Juried Exhibition, John Austin Hanna discusses his illustration background, his transition to a successful fine art career, and his current ... Read More...