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  • January OPAS paintout

    Quick report and a look from our first paint out of 2017. The location was perfect choice for a cold day. I settled in the biggest of five buildings, I call it the "banana hall" because of its tall banana trees. As usual, when painting in public we can expect  strangers to c...
  • Annual show at JEH MacDonald

    Great times people! It was awesome to see familiar faces and meet new artist at our annual show. We had tons of viewers come by on Saturday to check out the artwork displayed and to vote for the plein air challenge. Here are some pictures from that day. Thanks to Ingrid who took them! We had ten a...
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  • Adriatic Seacoast Part 2

    What I love the most about the Adriatic seacoast is the scent. It feels like walking trough some aroma therapy spa. The air is filled with the scent of salty sea, dry pine needles, agave, palms, wild lavender, rosemary, and myriad of other herbs. The sea is crystal clear, blue, light turquoise, it l...
  • Adriatic Seacoast Part 1

    I just returned from visiting Adriatic seacoast in Croatia. If you haven't been and are planing to go to Europe this is the place to visit. The famous impressionist painter Edgar Payne once painted there, especially the brightly coloured sardine fishing boats. I spent nine days on Island Vis. This ...
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  • Orient

    I just came back from a business trip in Asia. It was my first time in China and Korea. The weather was lousy, wet, cold and bleak almost every single day. I brought my plein air pack and I hardly got to use it. Regardless it was an awesome trip, made new friends, got to see an amazing part of this ...
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  • Painting giveaway

    I has been a wonderful first year for me here at OPAS. Met many new painters, got inspired and challenged. To keep this holiday spirit going I would like to thank all of you. I am giving away 3 of my paintings posted below. All you have to do is visit my blog and leave a comment. I will then randoml...
  • Reclaim old pastels

    Painting with pastels is a joy, that is until you accidentally drop your pastel box on the concrete floor and watch them smash to million pieces! left-overs Naturally, I started swearing in my mother tongue and feeling quite upset :) Well, after calming down, I tried to see the upside of this e...
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