OPA Paint Out

The recent Oil Painters of America National Exhibition and Convention in Steamboat Springs included a great Paint Out over two and a half days before the main events took over.  Chuck and Barbara took full advantage of this opportunity, enjoying the cool weather and mountain scenery.  Here are two of Chuck's paintings:


Only one painting could be entered into the "2018 National Wet Paint Competition."  After anguishing over it, Chuck picked the one of Fish Creek Falls, which did not win an award - but three other outstanding paintings of the Falls did.  Click here to see the competition winners.


Quick Draw Winner!

Chuck's 9 x 12 painting, "Sunny Saturday," won Second Place in the Paint the Town Quick Draw Competition in Marble Falls.  The title reflects the welcomed appearance of the sun after five days of painting under cloudy skies.  This Quick Draw was limited to 80 minutes start-to-finish.




My first painting video!  All the preparation for a Quick Draw that didn’t happen turned into a perfect opportunity to make a fast-paced video.  Check it out below.  The painting took about 45 minutes in real time, but this was sped up in the movie for entertainment value.  For those artists and friends who would like to know more about the process, please click here for a pdf that explains it all.