The Oil Painters of America Convention

12x9 - 7th place in Oil Painters of America's 26th National Exhibition Wet Paint Competition/Studio Division

12x9 - 7th place in Oil Painters of America's 26th National Exhibition Wet Paint Competition/Studio Division

Cincinnati was a refreshing city.  Beautiful setting with friendly citizens and lots of support for the arts.  The conventions first day was studio and plein air painting, no cameras allowed, for the wet paint competition.  One of my favorite days.  I know, ....I could stay home and paint but what can I say.  Next day was lectures, demonstrations and art supply booths.  Friday night was the reception at Eisele Gallery.  The exhibit was very impressive.  A higher echelon of paintings (and frames) and I was pleased to be a part.  Saturday Ned Muller, a Pacific Northwest painter, was interviewed and there were some group demonstrations.  There was a lot of generosity by sponsors and the OPA board.  I want to go again!