Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Oil Painters of America, 10.17.10

Julie and I talk with Atlanta artist Charles Walls

My nook shared with Bill Farnsworth's piece on the right

The Wall

The overview of the show
It has been a couple of weeks since I last updated the blog, so I will be brining it up to date in the next few posts.

The weekend of the 17th, Martin Pate, Julie and I traveled to Wilmington, NC to view the OPA Eastern Regional show that Martin and I were accepted to. We stayed in North Myrtle Beach and did some painting when we weren't at the show or an event.

Friday the event opened, you can see my shoddy camera work to get a feel fro the space. There was a great crowd. CW Mundy was there as was Neil Patterson and Robert Movalli, who was the judge. Kevin MacPherson had a piece in the show but was not there. Movalli studied with Emil Gruppe and co-wrote 2 books with him. I own one called Brushwork for the Oil Painter.

Movalli demonstrated Saturday morning and it was amaZing... He talked most of the time and still managed to paint and 24"x30" canvas. He worked so quickly... both the drawing and the painting. See the video for clips of his demo. He never stopped moving and he talked to the canvas, so the audio stinks.

Anyway, it was a great experince and I could not have been more humbled. My '59 Caddy hanging on the wall, sans frame, with the likes of MacPherson, and CW Mundy.

1 comment:

  1. Really well done for the blog.these are so sweet and pretty!
    oil Painting