OPS was formed to create opportunities and incentives for artists of like mind to come together and paint ...........En Plein Air

Events

Up coming Paint Outs and Events. 

 

This is an ever-changing list  as we add new locations and dates to it. If you would like to be a host of a casual Paint Out at your favorite spot, contact Paint Out Director, Irma Ward

 

Please note:  We ask you to register if you plan to attend a paint out or event. Please remember to "check" the box at the bottom of the registration form so members will see your name on the list of attendees!

 

(Except for workshop registrations), advance registration for a paint out  is NOT a firm commitment!  We understand how last minute situations can arise.  As a courtesy, if your plans change, please contact the event coordinator.  Thanks...and see you out there!

 

 

Upcoming events

    • April 10, 2017
    • April 12, 2017
    • ARTISTS SHOWPLACE , Coit & Arapaho, Dallas, TX
    • 0

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    ANNOUNCING!

     

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS - In conjunction with Plein Air Southwest Salon 2017, we're excited to announce that KENN BACKHAUS the awards juror.... will conduct the annual OPS sponsored workshop April 10 - 12, 2017.

       

    This workshop is limited to 15 participants and will fill up fast. The total cost is $475.00  

     

      "Island Reflections"  9x12 Oil


     “Composition and Brushwork”

    3-day workshop

    Open to intermediate and advanced artists. 

    The class will be taught in oil, but  other mediums-acrylics, water color and pastel- are welcomed.


    NOTE: The information taught in the first two days of this workshop is best conveyed indoors in a controlled and uninterrupted environment. The third day students will apply what they have learned in an outdoor setting.


    Creating a strong visual should be a paramount decision of the artist. Grasping the attention of the viewer to our works, should be first and foremost. After seizing their attention the artist needs to retain their interest with competent and expressive paint application. In this workshop emphasis will be placed upon developing dynamic and more powerful compositions, teaming this with expressive medium application or what’s known as brushwork.


    The creative process is based on a compilation of fundamentals and principals, which are essential in the development of representational paintings. The knowledge and opportunity to develop your skills from this workshop can be applied to various discipline such as, plein air, still life, landscape, figurative or portrait painting. 


    Kenn will work with you to help further develop your individual style. He will identify your strong and weak points - help build on the strong points and try to overcome the weak areas.  He teaches through both lecture and demonstration, but to further your painting development he will also work with your unique vision.


    Kenn Erroll Backhaus




     

    Kenn was born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin in 1951 and spent much of his childhood on the family farm near Burnett, Wisconsin.  His fondness for nature became the catalyst for his art.  Kenn’s parents encouraged his artistic education and following High School, he attended Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  As a commercial designer and illustrator Kenn received many awards at both local and national levels, which included acceptance in the 30th Annual Society of Illustrators Show in New York City.  Although Kenn took pride in his commercial successes, his heart always belonged to the fine art of outdoor painting.

    With his developing interest in the historic traditions of plein air painting, Kenn decided in 1984, to devote more time to his passion for painting and the love of the outdoors. His works have been juried into many shows across the country and his paintings have been honored with numerous Best of Show awards and distinctions.  He regularly serves as an acceptance juror and awards judge for many shows around the country.  He enjoys giving back and has served as an instructor for over ten years.  

     

    Kenn was part of a PBS series entitled, Plein Air, Painting the American Landscape”. Kenn is now one of the host artists of a new high definition 13-part series, Passport & Palette™ represents the next generation of art education on public television. 

     

    Kenn is a Signature Artist Member of the California Art Club, a Master Signature Member of both the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society, a Signature member of the Plein-Air Painters of America.  He also served as President of the Plein-Air Painters of America.

     

    Kenn was one of the Master Artists at the first Plein Air Convention hosted by the Plein Air Magazine in Las Vegas, NV in April of 2012.  Kenn was also invited as one of the Master Artists at the Weekend With the Masters Workshop and Conference in September of 2012, held at the luxurious Rancho Bernardo Inn, near San Diego, California.

     

    EDUCATION

    1973 Graduated from Layton School of Art, Milwaukee,

    Wisconsin

    REPRESENTATION

    Debra Huse Studio Gallery, Balboa Island, California www.debrahuse.com

    Helena Fox Fine Art, Charleston, South Carolina www.helenafoxfineart.com

    Travis Gallery, New Hope, Pennsylvania www.travisgallery.com

    Troika Gallery, Easton, Maryland www.troikagallery.com

    The Highlands Art Gallery www.highlandsartgallery.com

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

    Plein-Air Painters of America – Signature Member,  Past President 2000-2001,  www.p-a-p-a.com  

    Oil Painters of America – Master Signature Member, www.oilpaintersofamerica.com

    American Impressionist Society - Master Signature Member, www.americanimpressionistsociety.com

    En Plein Air Masters, www.enpleinairmasters.com

    Passport & Palette  –  Artist and Producer, www.passportandpalette.com

     

     

     

    • April 13, 2017
    • April 15, 2017
    • ARTISTS SHOWPLACE -Coit & Arapaho, Dallas, TX
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    ANNOUNCING!

    Kenn's 1st workshop filled within 48 hours so he has agreed to lead a 2nd workshop, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, April 13-15, 2017

     

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS - In conjunction with Plein Air Southwest Salon 2017, we're excited to announce that KENN BACKUS, the awards juror.... will conduct the annual OPS sponsored workshop April 13 - 15, 2017.

       

    This workshop is limited to 15 participants and will fill up fast. The total cost is $475.00 

     

      "Island Reflections"  9x12 Oil


     “Composition and Brushwork”

    3-day workshop

    Open to intermediate and advanced artists. 

    The class will be taught in oil, but  other mediums-acrylics, water color and pastel- are welcomed.


    NOTE: The information taught in the first two days of this workshop is best conveyed indoors in a controlled and uninterrupted environment. The third day students will apply what they have learned in an outdoor setting.


    Creating a strong visual should be a paramount decision of the artist. Grasping the attention of the viewer to our works, should be first and foremost. After seizing their attention the artist needs to retain their interest with competent and expressive paint application. In this workshop emphasis will be placed upon developing dynamic and more powerful compositions, teaming this with expressive medium application or what’s known as brushwork.


    The creative process is based on a compilation of fundamentals and principals, which are essential in the development of representational paintings. The knowledge and opportunity to develop your skills from this workshop can be applied to various discipline such as, plein air, still life, landscape, figurative or portrait painting. 


    Kenn will work with you to help further develop your individual style. He will identify your strong and weak points - help build on the strong points and try to overcome the weak areas.  He teaches through both lecture and demonstration, but to further your painting development he will also work with your unique vision.


    Kenn Erroll Backhaus




     

    Kenn was born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin in 1951 and spent much of his childhood on the family farm near Burnett, Wisconsin.  His fondness for nature became the catalyst for his art.  Kenn’s parents encouraged his artistic education and following High School, he attended Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  As a commercial designer and illustrator Kenn received many awards at both local and national levels, which included acceptance in the 30th Annual Society of Illustrators Show in New York City.  Although Kenn took pride in his commercial successes, his heart always belonged to the fine art of outdoor painting.

    With his developing interest in the historic traditions of plein air painting, Kenn decided in 1984, to devote more time to his passion for painting and the love of the outdoors. His works have been juried into many shows across the country and his paintings have been honored with numerous Best of Show awards and distinctions.  He regularly serves as an acceptance juror and awards judge for many shows around the country.  He enjoys giving back and has served as an instructor for over ten years.  

     

    Kenn was part of a PBS series entitled, Plein Air, Painting the American Landscape”. Kenn is now one of the host artists of a new high definition 13-part series, Passport & Palette™ represents the next generation of art education on public television. 

     

    Kenn is a Signature Artist Member of the California Art Club, a Master Signature Member of both the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society, a Signature member of the Plein-Air Painters of America.  He also served as President of the Plein-Air Painters of America.

     

    Kenn was one of the Master Artists at the first Plein Air Convention hosted by the Plein Air Magazine in Las Vegas, NV in April of 2012.  Kenn was also invited as one of the Master Artists at the Weekend With the Masters Workshop and Conference in September of 2012, held at the luxurious Rancho Bernardo Inn, near San Diego, California.

     

    EDUCATION

    1973 Graduated from Layton School of Art, Milwaukee,

    Wisconsin

    REPRESENTATION

    Debra Huse Studio Gallery, Balboa Island, California www.debrahuse.com

    Helena Fox Fine Art, Charleston, South Carolina www.helenafoxfineart.com

    Travis Gallery, New Hope, Pennsylvania www.travisgallery.com

    Troika Gallery, Easton, Maryland www.troikagallery.com

    The Highlands Art Gallery www.highlandsartgallery.com

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

    Plein-Air Painters of America – Signature Member,  Past President 2000-2001,  www.p-a-p-a.com  

    Oil Painters of America – Master Signature Member, www.oilpaintersofamerica.com

    American Impressionist Society - Master Signature Member, www.americanimpressionistsociety.com

    En Plein Air Masters, www.enpleinairmasters.com

    Passport & Palette  –  Artist and Producer, www.passportandpalette.com

     

     

     

    • May 05, 2017
    • May 06, 2017
    • Ennis, Texas

    The bluebonnets may (or may not) be gone in May, but there is still lots to paint in Ennis and the surrounding hills:  Farms, ranches, cattle, wildflowers and more; it's all here.

    Spend a day or two in the country, or in the small town of Ennis, TX, the Official Bluebonnet City of Texas.  We'll line up some good spots for you to paint for this final paint out for Spring 2017.





    • September 14, 2017
    • September 16, 2017
    • Llano, Texas



    September 14 - 16, 2017


    Llano, Texas, Home of the 2017 World Championship Rock Stacking, is the first stop for our fall 2017 paint out tour.  Although the rock competition is over, there are plenty of stacks (or make your own), river scenes, and other interesting things to paint both in town and on the river.  South Llano River State Park is nearby where there is wildlife and trails, even turkeys.  Not too far away is the amazing Enchanted Rock.  Get some good distant views from here.  Bring a friend.  


    This will be a fun place to paint; don’t miss it!


    REGISTER TODAY!





     


    • October 16, 2017
    • October 21, 2017
    • Eureka Springs, AR

      


    PAINT OUT - OCTOBER 2017


    Location:  Eureka Spring, Arkansas

    October 16-21, 2017  (Paint outs are generally 3 days – but this location needs more than 3 days!  Come for 2, 3 or all 6 days…no matter…. just get there!

     

    For the first time, OPS is venturing northeast to Arkansas.  Extraordinary Eureka Springs is one of the most celebrated resort towns in America.  Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, it is surrounded by pristine lakes and rivers.  Eureka Springs is especially beautiful in the autumn with bright fall colors; it provides the perfect setting for plein air painting.

     

    Eureka Springs, with a population of approximately 2,500, is located in northwest Arkansas in the heart of the Ozark Mountains near Beaver Lake. Branson, Missouri is only 45 miles northwest. Also, Bentonville, AR, home of Crystal Bridges Museum of Art is to the west within an hours drive.  Eureka Springs' central location makes transportation convenient by use of U.S. Hwy 62 East and West and State Hwy 23 North and South.

     

    Sign up today!




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