Category Archives: General

What Does It Take to be a NOAPS Signature Artist?

NOAPS “Best of America” Exhibitions have become a magnet for fantastic art from all over the world. To be chosen from the hundreds of applicants just to participate is an honor. To be chosen for three or more Best of … Continue reading

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What is in a Paint Tube Label?

There is a lot to learn by just looking at the label of a paint tube. Of course, the manufacturer’s name can usually be seen right away. Their address, phone number, and/or website is usually listed in smaller print. Whether … Continue reading

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ARE JURIED ART COMPETITIONS NEW?

“The most important element in an art work is if it will move you, touch your feelings, catch your eyes, or cause to reach that point, color, composition, stroke, understanding of your subject structure. Every elements counts! It doesn’t matter … Continue reading

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SPRING HAS ARRIVED!

SPRING HAS ARRIVED!.

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Secrets to Gorgeous Landscapes Revealed!

Spring is almost here and with Spring comes the opportunity for colorful landscapes full of beauty and life; however, how to translate this Spring beauty into the canvas is the pursuit of many artists. NOAPS Signature Artist, Barbara Nuss, winner … Continue reading

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What White would you use in 2014? … Getting the White Right!

Getting the White Right by Robert Gamblin The most important color choice we make is the white we bring to our work. The white we choose determines to a great degree what our experience of painting will be: how our … Continue reading

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RED for the Holidays!

Painting the Town Napthol Red   Being a painter means working with pigments. How much do you know about them? This article was provided to NOAPS by one of our sponsors: Gamblin Artist’s Oil Colors. We thank them for their … Continue reading

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Artists Should Follow Their Souls

Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his/her soul.                                                                             W. Somerset Maugham Artists should allow their souls to lead them in the creation of their art. Having said that, there is no doubt … Continue reading

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Dale Macafee, Contemporary Realism Painter, shares his art and a few thoughts

Dale Macafee is a new NOAPS Signature Member and we asked him to share his beautiful art and a few thoughts with us. Here they are! Enjoy these excellent acrylic art works! About technique and subject: I paint landscapes and … Continue reading

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The 23rd BEST OF AMERICA Exhibit 2013

View the 23rd BEST of AMERICA Exhibit 2013 To view bigger and detailed images, please visit our NOAPS website-Current Exhibitions THE AWARD RECIPIENTS Best of Show – Noaps Founders Award $3,500 – Ukulele Day Dream by Bob Rey Janet Ross … Continue reading

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