John Hulsey PBS Interview

John-Hulsey-PBS-Interview Featured Image Thanks to John Hulsey for permission to use this content. Artist John Hulsey demonstrates the art of plein aire painting as he paints the bluffs along the Missouri River. Eighth generation Floridian and environmental ... Read More...

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Cincinnati Paint Out

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The OPA Paint Out experience was absolutely WONDERFUL! I enjoyed hosting the event and would do it again in a heart beat. The best part of it all was meeting with the artists, listening to what they had to say, seeing what they painted and ... Read More...

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Some Thoughts On Plein Air And Photos

Charles Cox OPA Sketching in Venice

The photo shows me sketching in the Dorsoduro section of Venice. In my time I have sketched and painted from the subject, from imagination, and from photos. There are advantages and disadvantages to each. If you are interested in very ... Read More...

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Why I Paint En Plein Air

"Exhilaration" by Kathleen Dunphy OPA

The thermometer in the car topped out at 104 degrees on the way home. I walked in the door after a frustrating morning out in the field feeling spent and exhausted. I had set the alarm for 4 a.m. so that I could get up and get out to my ... Read More...

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Landscape Art

"Gondoliers" by Doug Higgins OPAM

Plein air landscape painting has become popular and it's what I've been practicing for about thirty years and so have amassed a great deal of experience by painting landscapes and seascapes all over the world. Usually I use oils but in ... Read More...

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