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Shirley Fachilla: Figures with a Story

   “Reflections of the Way Life Used to Be”, 18×14, Oil, Winner of an Award of Excellence from the 2017 NOAPS Spring Online International.  Private collection. This freshly painted portrait captures a fleeting moment of reflection as the title would … Continue reading

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Hahnemuehle Acrylic Paper: A Review by Annie Strack

“Seascape”, Acrylic Painting on Hahnemuhle Paper by Annie Strack. Hahnemuehle offers a variety of papers for every use, including several that are specifically made for acrylic painters.  I love trying new papers. and I was thrilled to try out some … Continue reading

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Albert Handell: The Glow of Light

“Rock Ledge”, 16×20, Oil, Private Collection.  Winner of Best Landscape Award in the 2017 NOAPS Spring Online International. What makes a Master Artist?  If one is to look at Albert Handell’s work, and study it well, we would begin to … Continue reading

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Debra Keirce: Engineer to Artist

   “Sips”, Oil, 16×20 Winner of Best Still Life from the 2017 NOAPS Spring Online International.  Available through the artist. The exquisite detail in Debra Keirce’s painting “Sips” is certainly remarkable; but this skillful artist has used much more than detail … Continue reading

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Larry Preston: Beauty in the Everyday

   “Three Onions”, 8×10, Oil on Ampersand Gessoboard, Winner of the Best Still Life Award in the 2016 NOAPS Fall Online International.  Available through William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA. It is perhaps the reverence with which the still life … Continue reading

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The Final Choices

  “Spring Camellias” 20×24 by Paula Holtzclaw from the 2017 NOAPS Spring Online International The deadline for entries into the 2017 NOAPS Best of America Exhibition is quickly approaching, and many of us are making our final decisions on which … Continue reading

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Hans Guerin: Narratives, Real and Imagined

   “Burning Both Ends” Oil, 18×14, Winner of Narrative Excellence from the NOAPS 2016 Fall Online International The narrative of the painting by Hans Guerin is immediately seen; our culture is very familiar with the metaphor, “Burning the Candle at … Continue reading

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