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


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

    • September 09, 2021
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • September 11, 2021
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • Waxahachie, TX
    • 12

    Spencer Meagher - The Gateway International Painting Competition

    Outdoor Painters Society is excited to announce Spencer Meagher will teach a workshop September 9 - 11, 2021, in Waxahachie, Texas!

    The format is a 3-day intensive workshop in a classroom setting. Only 30 minutes south of Dallas, TX, this city is only 45 minutes from DFW airport and 35 minutes from Dallas Love Field.


    This workshop is limited to 15 participants and will fill up fast - Open to intermediate and advanced artists. 

    The total fee is $350.00 

    $175 deposit is due upon registration.

    Balance of $175 due September 1, 2021

    Refunds: $100 cancellation fee on or before September 1, 2021.  No refunds after September 1, 2021. 

    "57 IN A 40"


    Let's get creative and try something new. Casein! Or Gouache! Each of these are great mediums for studio work and are gaining popularity for plein air painting. The both have very similar properties.

    Casein is the oldest paint known to man...and one of the least expensive. A huge advantage for any artist. 

    After brief introductions and discussion of the day's events, students will learn to dive into these great mediums with attributes of watercolor and acrylic.

    Spencer demonstrates step-by-step, design principles as he teaches you how to work with casein / gouache. Bring whatever of these two mediums you have. They behave very similarly and both are a joy to paint with.

    Bring your lunch or several local eateries available. 



    113 W. FRANKLIN

    WAXAHACHIE, TX 75165



    Shiva Casein from Jack Richeson

    Winsor Newson Designers Gouache

    A warm and cool of each primary (red, yellow and blue), plus

    Pthalo Green (Viridian is similar)

    Winsor Newton Green Gold

    Raw Sienna



    Brushes -

    #’s 4, 8, 12 round; 1/4", ½”, ¾”, 1”  flat; 

    Note: you have brushes similar to these sizes, don't spend money buying brushes just for this workshop. Whatever you have and are comfortable with is good. 


    Minimum of 2 each,  9x12 panels for each day of class and maybe a few smaller ones for experimentation (5x7).

    I like to paint on Hobby Lobby's Master's Touch watercolor panel. They are inexpensive and have almost a linen quality to them. You can use larger or smaller if you like. I also like masonite hardboards with three or four coats of gesso brushed on. This gives a nice finish to paint on as well.

    Bring anything else you like to paint with.


    "Deep within my spirit lies a need to express myself that can only be realized through my art. My paintings are an enhanced glimpse into how I view the world around me. I tend to avoid the details and let the color and value tell the story."

    Spencer Meagher first discovered his love for art as a young child. He found he was able to express himself through drawing and painting. He refined his skills over many decades with practice and dedication. As an adult, he has attended many workshops to gain a better understanding of his craft. Spencer now paints full time and travels all over the country attending competitions and shows, as well as, teaching workshops. Spencer is a Plein Air and studio artist who works in watercolor, oil and acrylic. When he is not traveling he works out of his studio in Mt. Vernon, IL.


    Spencer’s work has taken tops awards in art competitions around the country, and has been exhibited in many notable galleries. His paintings have been featured in publications such as, Southwest Art, Plein Air Magazine and Plein Air Today. He has also been mentioned in numerous online articles.

    Spencer has studied with renowned artists Alvaro Castagnet, Graham Berry, John P.Lasater IV, Joseph Fettingis, Lon Brauer, M. Shawn Cornell and Sterling Edwards.

    For more of Spencer's work, please visit his website:


    • November 05, 2021
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • November 06, 2021
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • Glen Rose, Texas

    Registration is Now Open

    OPS Paint Out - November 5-6, 2021

    Glen Rose, Texas

    We’re going back to paint large boulders, petrified wood buildings, a town square, an old gristmill turned hospital turned art museum, a heritage park with historic buildings, and dinosaur tracks; overall, a charming community.  Of course, we’re talking about painting again in Glen Rose, TX.  And, we will paint along the beautiful Paluxy river from several vantage points. Glen Rose is the perfect place for a two-day winter’s paint out (absent snow).  This is a small town with a lot of artistic appeal.  Hope to see you there!


Outdoor Painters Society™ 

All images on this site are copyrighted.
All rights reserved.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software