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

Tips for plein air events:

September 29, 2021 4:55 PM | Nancy Tyler (Administrator)

1. Drink lots of water, it will keep you alert, your energy level up, and your joints lubricated.

2.Prepare for warmer temps than expected and cooler temps than expected.  In Texas anything goes weather wise. 

3.Read the rules and know the timeline of the event.

4.Prep and measure your frames (and mats if needed) before the event. Double check (maybe triple check) that you have tools and supplies you need for framing

5.Budget your time. Schedule time for travel, meals, framing, etc. Then stick to your schedule when you’re painting.

6.Enjoy the process, which is easier said than done in a competition setting. Be serious when painting, but then stop and have fun!

7.Socialize with other painters. Introduce yourself to other painters and ask them a few questions about their paintings. You can make painting friends pretty easy at an event like this because you all share a love for painting!


  • November 28, 2021 9:48 PM | Constance Conroy (Paul)
    Great tips Nancy and tell them what you did by your sign on your easel when you were painting Brushes By The Beach
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