Plein Air painting is not the means to the end, it’s a journey. It’s how one starts the process, a tool that may end up as only a sketch or a study, it is a fragment of what a painting may become… a journey. Follow us on our journey as we explore the possibilities and stretch our creative souls. – NCPAP
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Here are the challenges for the coming year. Happy painting!
February- Interior Scene
April- Copy a Master Artist
May- Skies and Clouds
July- Evoke an Emotion
August- Imaginary Landscape
September- A Crowd Scene
October- An Animal
January- An art piece in a different style than you normally do
The salon challenge for January will be “A Winter Scene”. It can be a snow painting or any type of winter scene you choose. The rest of 2019’s challenges will be decided at our meeting in January.
Are you Looking for a special handmade gift made right here in Nevada County, then stop by and see what our artists have to offer in their annual Nevada County Plein Air Painters & Friends Arts & Crafts Sale
November 3 & 4 Sat 10-5 Sun 10-4
Nevada City Veterans Hall
415 North Pine Street Nevada City, CA. 95959
Featuring the following local artists:
Linda Roemisch– oils & pastels
Jane Welles– oils
Susan Moreno– oils
Steve Danner– woodwork
Eileen Lee– weaving
Kimberly Roseth– oils
Brian Roseth– photography
Christine Montanino– oils
Patty Sussberg– oils
Gayle Thompson– oils
Sandra DeLong– oils
Laverne Westphal– acrylics
We had a great day plein air painting and the best part of the day was knowing that this Sierra jewel is so close to home and there are hundreds of painting spots… come join us for another paint out.
Wonderful area lots of wildflowers and Aspens. Just the two of us die hard Plein air painters enjoying the day!
I get the updates to the Oil Painter of America winners and this artist I had to share; TJ Cunningham won the award for best composition. His way of pulling you into his painting by every placement of shape, color, value and line was brilliant! Could be any river or creek in our area. A clear challenge to all of us to better our own compositions! Love to hear your comments and thoughts…