Resolutions That Stick

WOW, I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a bit “over-stuffed” with holiday cheer right now. It’s that time of year again, when most of us resolve to make a change for the better. My resolutions? Oh, I am always trying to lose the added ... Read More...

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The Nature of Oil Painting

As an artist that has been working with oil paint for over 40 years, I am still trying to understand as much as I can about this wonderful medium. It seems like every year, new improved and safer products are being developed by paint ... Read More...

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Tampa Paintout

Artists came from a one hundred mile radius to attend the Santaella Studios for the ARTS first OPA Paint Out, hosted by, OPA Member Kerry Vosler. This historic neighborhood is over one hundred years old and is undergoing a time of ... Read More...

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Fasten Your Seat Belts He’s a very Jovial Gent

Notes from the Harley Brown, Allan Duerr Interview By Howard Friedland Attendees at the 2010 Oil Painters of America National Show in Scottsdale were treated to an informative and extremely entertaining experience. I don't use the word ... Read More...

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Bryce Cameron Liston Interview

“Being an artist and painting the human figure is what compels me. It wakes me up at night, it’s what I love and I drive myself to do it very well. Art is my lifelong obsession, pleasure, and torment.” One thing I have learned about Bryce ... Read More...

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Roger Dale Brown Interview

One would need to have lived in a cave, isolated from humanity, to have not heard of Roger Dale Brown. In a recent article in Nashville Arts Magazine, Brown is recognized as the ‘go to’ guy of the South when it comes to teaching plein air ... Read More...

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The Hand of a Master: Portrait Demo by Mian Situ

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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Taking Flight: Tips for the Winged-Artist

"How do you pack when you are taking a trip to Europe?" I get asked that a lot. My first thought is always, "The same way I pack for (readers, insert your favorite U.S. painting destination here.) I'm not sure what it is about going over a ... Read More...

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How Important is it to really Know your subject?

I am often asked the question, “Is it important to really know the subject you are painting inside and out.” First let me say that it certainly does not hurt to know the subject, but artists can paint subjects that interest them without ... Read More...

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