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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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The Transience of Light

Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.” – Henri Matisse As we enter the last month of summer and head into fall, we become more aware of the effect of sunlight shining on the earth. Impressionistic painting places its emphasis … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Limited Palette by Shirley Fachilla

“Color has been explored throughout human history and it is a uniquely human experience. A study of the color theory will actually confirm that color is an illusion caused by reception of light wavelengths by our eye, which form colors … Continue reading

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Portraiture of our Four Legged Companions by Beth de Loiselle

“Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet”  – Colette I have always loved animals. There has never been a point in my life without them; however,  knowing I could never be around blood or immersed in sick and suffering … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Charisma of the Rural Midwest

From the East to the West coast, from the Southern States to the North, NOAPS artist members bring landscapes to life through their paintings. Iowa artist, Laura Larabee brings us the rural Midwest. Raised on a farm overlooking the Mississippi … Continue reading

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