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Sharron Boxenbaum commented on Arthur Andersen's photo

Tree Study

"Really nice study! I need to do more of this!"
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Sharron Boxenbaum commented on Sharron Boxenbaum's photo

View over Willow Creek Pond

"Thank you Ed - and thank you for the feature! My first time!"
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Sharron Boxenbaum commented on Sharron Boxenbaum's photo

View over Willow Creek Pond

"Thank you Tom - when I remember to use my palette knife in Plein Air - I usually have more success."
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Sharron Boxenbaum commented on Sharron Boxenbaum's photo

View over Willow Creek Pond

"Thanks much David - I think the weather spurred me on to paint quickly!"
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Blog Posts


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 — 1 Comment

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

Great time at the S.K.B. Foundation Workshop in Dubois!

I had a great week painting in Wyoming at the S.K.B. Foundation Workshop in Dubois with my sister in Sept. I brought my pastels and didn't even use them. My sister convinced me to try to paint with oils. I now like oils, but boy are they messy! I had great instructors and learned a lot. I was also pretty happy with my efforts. I was a bit starstruck with all of the great artists that were there. You have to understand that I live in rural Nevada and have to drive 80 miles to paint with my… Continue

Posted by Carolyn Karch on September 22, 2014 at 12:30am


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    Are you a professional? And what does that mean. 2 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 Ed Cahill on Wednesday.

    ART STORE 9 Replies

    This will be our ART STORE for the time being:

    Started by Donald Maier. Last reply by Carolyn Karch on Wednesday.

    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.

    New Video Equipment means "New Learning Curve!" 1 Reply

    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 Larry Seiler Aug 19.


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