The Hand of a Master: Portrait Demo by Mian Situ

Mian Situ and his model

Any artist knows that seeing a master-craftsman demonstrate his/her skills in person is one of the most effective ways to learn about techniques, strategies, and concepts. Just as significantly as seeing a quality artwork created are the ... Read More...

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Painting Fred Red

2013-National-Exhibition-Photo-08

If you didn’t make it to the 22nd National Exhibition & Convention this month in Fredericksburg, TX, you missed a lot.  It was better than ever.  But don’t despair, just begin planning and saving for next year! Events like these are ... Read More...

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A Week Painting at Scottsdale Art School with Milt Kobayashi

Milt Kobayashi

Nancy Boren was the proud winner of the $500 Shirl Smithson Scholarship. Click here to learn more about the Shirl Smithson Scholarship. Last December, I was fortunate to be selected for a $500 scholarship from OPA to use toward ... Read More...

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Practicing Art

"Saturday Wash" by Jane Barton

It has always struck me as odd that physicians “practice” medicine. Aren’t they ever done? Of course not--doctors are required to learn new things--they must keep up with the latest science and treatments. With this in mind, I decided to ... Read More...

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Workshops, Classes, and Demos

"Last Lotus" by Richard M. Dziak OPA

As I’m sure most of you have noticed is that there has been a tremendous increase in workshops just about anywhere you may live. And, I would venture to say that painting in oil workshops may have started to, or already have, overcome the ... Read More...

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