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Lori Putnam: In Pursuit of Light

“Sicilian Roots”, 20×24, Oil.  Winner of Best Use of Light and Color in the NOAPS 2020 Spring Online International Exhibition. It has been said that what makes for a good painting is not what you see, but what it makes … Continue reading

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Linda Besse

“Ice Bear”, 22×36, Oil, Winner of Best of Show from the NOAPS 2020 Spring Online International Exhibition.   Collection of the Artist. This engaging scene presents us with a story for the viewer to create…the nearly monochromatic painting presents us with … Continue reading

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2020 Best of America Small Painting Exhibition: Virtual Critique 2

It is said that the artist creates the art but once it is finished, the art belongs to the viewers. The viewers will respond, react, feel and see the art according to their own experiences, their background and their own … Continue reading

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2020 Best of America Small Painting Exhibition: Virtual Critique 1

“Melancholia”, 11×14, Oil, by Nick Eisele, Winner of Best of Show at the 2020 NOAPS Best of America Small Painting National Juried Exhibition. The seemingly simple arrangement of objects seen in Nick Eisele’s painting becomes more complex as we look … Continue reading

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Capture the Best High Res Image of Your Painting

There is a wide variety of good information available on how to best photograph your own artwork, should you decide to do it yourself. A simple google search will direct you to several great sources. That’s not what this post … Continue reading

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Tim Breaux: A Tip and a Tool for 2020

Do you want to paint better in 2020? Is that your resolution? Well, you are not alone.  Whether you are a part time beginner or a full time pro some things are universal.  Deep down we all want to paint … Continue reading

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Dan Gerhartz: Balance…Poetry and Structure

  “Clematis” 30 x 40, Oil When I have been most moved and impressed by artwork, music, or any expressive art form, it has been when the work has first grabbed my soul with its poetry, then amazed my mind … Continue reading

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Neal Hughes: En Plein Air

“Olsen House”, 20×20, Oil, by Neal Hughes; Winner of Best Landscape in the 2019 NOAPS Fall Online International The soft lighting in the “Olsen House” makes the viewer begin to imagine…we first wonder what is the time of day, and … Continue reading

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R. Gregory Summers: For Love of the Scene

“To Run With the Puma”, 24×30, Oil, Winner of ‘Most Innovative’ from the NOAPS 2019 Fall Online International Exhibition by R. Gregory Summers. The vast expanse of clay rooftops spreads before our eyes fading into the distant haze, giving us … Continue reading

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Introducing: Nancy Murty, NOAPS Newest Board Member

  “Season’s End”, Oil on Linen, 10×8, Collection of the Artist. Nancy Murty’s delicate rendering of birds and other natural elements are the result of years of observation and careful study.  Her use of color, composition and edgework create graceful … Continue reading

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