Archives for May 2021

The Price of Success

Did you know that OPA has been sharing artists’ blog posts for over ten years?  We have an extensive collection available to the public on our website. This summer, OPA will be taking Deep Dives into our archives and sharing our ... Read More...

Solo Museum Exhibitions

Kiss Me in the Morning by Michelle Jung36" x 58" Refine Your Motives If the career path of plein air painting shows, art fairs, or gallery representation does not appeal to you, consider a museum exhibition. The dream of a solo museum ... Read More...

The Power of Metaphor, Mystery, and Memory in Painting

Containment by Stephanie Deshpande40" x 30" - Oil on canvas Creating a successful painting not only requires focus on technical skills such as drawing, color, values, edges, and composition, but also on emotional impact. Incorporating ... Read More...

A Realist’s Journey From Life to a Picture

How to deal with digital reference material Into the Unknown by Leah Lopez40" x 30" - Oil on Dibond In today’s Covid world, artists, like everyone else, have not been exempt from pandemic related problems.  As a realist painter, I ... Read More...

Career Building Advice for Any Level

Did you know that OPA has been sharing artists’ blog posts for over ten years?  We have an extensive collection available to the public on our website. This summer, OPA will be taking Deep Dives into our archives and sharing our ... Read More...