Thursday, June 16, 2011

OPA event 2011

Just a few photos of the Oil Painter's of America National show. What a great event and so much fun meeting other artists. So great to get out of the studio and spend time with so many great artists. Looking forward to next year.

Art in Motion. Before the event began many artists cam early to paint out doors and to paint from the model in this session of art in motion. Looked like so much fun I wished I had brought my paints with me this time.

Charles Movalli's lecture

Works by Charles Movalli

Ken Cadwallader introducing Signature member Ned Mueller before is fantastic slide presentation of his work.

The American Art Collector Sponsored Boat cruise.

Painting Demonstration by Craig Zuger

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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

OPA National show Weekend

This afternoon I arrived in Coeur d'Alane, ID for the Oil Painters of America's National show weekend. I am so excited, this is going to be a great event. I have never been to the North West and the scenery here is amazing. I will post pictures of the event beginning tomorrow. Looking forward to meeting some new artists and catching up with long time friends. One of the highlights of this weekend will be the Demonstration by Scott Christensen on Friday morning.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Bo Zhang Workshop

I took a drawing workshop from Bo Zhang a few weeks ago.  Below is a quick sketch and final 3 hour drawing from the first day of the workshop. There is something so beautiful in a simple charcoal drawing. To not have to think about color, temperature, paint application .. etc, can sometimes be so freeing and energizing.  What a treat to get back to the basics and be reminded of some of the foundational and powerful aspects of art.