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Donald Maier commented on Donald Maier's photo

Mount Rainier from Sunrise Point 14"x14"

"I set up in a large gravel filled parking lot at sunset point in the late afternoon. It was nearly empty, and I thought I would have had the place mostly to myself to paint. I set up my easel and canvas and palette at the tailgate of the truck. It…"
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cynthia rosen commented on cynthia rosen's photo

A Place of Peace

"Thank you so much Kip DeVore!  Thanks for taking the time to look and for your kind compliment. "
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Kip DeVore joined Mike Kowalski's group

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Kip DeVore commented on cynthia rosen's photo

A Place of Peace

"Yes!  This is just right in every way.  Very nice work."
14 hours ago

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A busy October

The beauty of October brought activity and I visited Kalmazoo Michigan, New York New York, Trenton New Jersey and Newnan Georgia all for extended periods this…


Posted by Ed Cahill on October 27, 2014 at 8:47pm


It has been over a year since I did my last Blog Post about how I broke through my dry spell... well not so fast. It would seem, with some embarrassment, that I am in an extended dry spell. I guess it was bound to happen, as my health got worse and I am stuck with oxygen bottles to lug around. But you say what? You thought I took an oxygen machine with me to Ireland a few years back, it's true. But my breathing was not as bad as it is today. I am getting winded just walking to the bathroom.…


Posted by Donald Maier on October 24, 2014 at 3:41am — 2 Comments

How to upload or change your photo

First I recommend you make your photo 185 pixels square and save as a .jpeg, .png or .gif file. If the photo is not square you can upload it and crop in the program but make sure the size is under 10MB. Be patient if your photo is big it may take some time to load.

Put it on your desktop or in a file on your hard drive you can find. Then go to "My Page" and hover over the top of the photo. It will say "Change Photo". Click on it and it…


Posted by Ed Cahill on October 21, 2014 at 12:51pm — 3 Comments

Estes Park CO - Rocky Mountain Centennial Celebration Plein Air Event 2014

In researching where to plein air next year I came across the RMCCPA event in Estes Park CO.  I booked a flight out of Spokane to Denver just to see the artwork of the Show.  It was too late to attend the painting event, but I have watched some of the artists online and I admire their work.  Spokane doesn't have a plein air group and none of my students are interested - so since Don Maier and Nikolai Kraneis came to paint with me - I have to find good plein air artists where I can.  And I…


Posted by Lynne Haines on September 29, 2014 at 11:31pm


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    New Video Equipment means "New Learning Curve!" 4 Replies

    Just retired from the physical art teaching classroom...and the $4,000 video…Continue

    Tags: oil, painting, Wisconsin, Seiler, Larry

    Started by Larry Seiler. Last reply by cynthia rosen 17 hours ago.

    Are you a professional? And what does that mean. 3 Replies

    Are you a professional? And what does that mean.We all want to be successful. We want to win every paint out we attend, we want to sell our paintings, we want to feel comfortable with saying we are professional painters.To me it means supporting…Continue

    Started by Ed Cahill. Last reply by Jeanean Songco Martin on Tuesday.

    ART STORE 9 Replies

    This will be our ART STORE for the time being:

    Started by Donald Maier. Last reply by Carolyn Karch Oct 22.

    Cutting Corners 15 Replies

    Have you ever had a painting which was improved by slicing a piece off?Does everyone indulge in a little secret 'pruning'? Is it an artist's dirty little secret? Does it ever work?Perhaps, if there were a  respectable name for it, like…Continue

    Started by Tony Robinson. Last reply by Jeanean Songco Martin Sep 4.


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