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J. Russell Wells: Inspiration and the Narrative

“Allure”, 24×36, Oil on canvas, Castle Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN.  Winner of Best Figure Painting at the NOAPS 2017 Best of America Exhibit. The relaxed pose of the model in J. Russell Wells’ painting “Allure” belies the careful planning that … Continue reading

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Get Recognized

“Delta Soup”, 22×30, by Marc Hanson, winner of 3rd place from the 2017 NOAPS Fall \On-line International. The 2017 NOAPS Fall On-line Exhibition is a remarkable collection of outstanding work from artists all over the world.  A variety of styles, … Continue reading

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Catherine Marchand: Painting Beauty and Emotion

  “In the Morning”, 16×12, Oil on Linen, from the 2017 NOAPS Holiday Small Works Show at the Cathy Kline Gallery, Parkville, MO. Delicate, soft brush strokes help to define the emotion seen in Catherine Marchand’s painting, “In the Morning”.  … Continue reading

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Oil and Wax: A Good Mix

“Horizon” 36×33, Oil with Cold Wax Medium by Melinda Cootsona, Seager/Gray Gallery, Mill Valley CA.  Oil paint mediums have come a long way since they were first used in the 18th century to assist in drying time.  Today the oil … Continue reading

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A Plan For Color

“Lavander” 12×12 by Simon Winegar from the 2017 NOAPS Holiday Small Works Show at the Cathy Kline Gallery, Parkville, MO. Color is one of the favorite tools for the artist.  We use it liberally, or sparingly, splash it on or … Continue reading

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A Weekend of Fun and Great Art

  “White Scarf” 7×5, by Zimou Tan, winner of the Best of Show Award at the 2017 NOAPS Holiday Small Works Show and Sale The impressionistic brush strokes are only part of the “impression” on the face of this portrait … Continue reading

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Ray Hassard: Making Everyday Amazing

“The Morning after the Snowstorm”, Acrylic on Canvas, 12×16, Castle Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Winner of the Best Use of Light and Color at the 2017 NOAPS Best of America Exhibit. Making a snow scene look warm is a daunting … Continue reading

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