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Bancroft Area Paint Out?

I will be in the Paudash Lake/Bancroft area from Thursday until Sunday. Are there any members in that area interested in getting together to paint?

Started Dec 28, 2014

Selling work to family and friends
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Over the years I have given many paintings away.  Eight of the sales at my current show went to family and friends and I am torn.  Not one of those people even asked for a discount and yet I feel…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer Smithwell Dec 17, 2013.

Pricing your artwork
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This is a subject that I am really struggling with and it seems most artists, especially emerging artist, do.  Do I price my work to sell even if the price demeans it.  Do I price it higher so that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Thirgood Nov 22, 2013.

My Solo Show - December 1-9 2013
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All OPAS members are more than welcome to come to the reception on December 1st between 1 and 4.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martha Laverty Allan Dec 3, 2013.


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John Christie commented on Rose Ann Vita's photo

Slote Road @ Mineral Springs 8-29-16

"I was at first curious as to why five artists were painting the wonderful field and cemetery on the hill to the left and yet your were looking straight down the road.  After looking over your shoulder I understood why.  The hilly road and…"
Sep 7, 2016
John Christie commented on Rose Ann Vita's photo

Sycamore Tree @ Sam Lawrence Park over looking Hamilton and the Escarpment on September 5, 2016

"I wondered if you would add ink to this one.  I liked it before the ink and even more now.  Very nice finish to a wonderful little painting Rose Ann.  Man it was hot out there."
Sep 7, 2016
John Christie replied to sharon preen's discussion New website
"I seem to have the exact same issue.  The new sight seems to recognize my email address however when I went through the forgot password process it has been at least 12 hours and I have not received an email."
Jul 29, 2016
John Christie liked Stuart Graham's photo
Jan 16, 2016
John Christie replied to Doug Ware's discussion OPAS and Highlands East Newspaper Article PDF
"This article was a full page in the Haliburton Echo."
Sep 17, 2015
John Christie commented on Keith Thirgood's event Highlands East Plein-Air Arts Festival 2015
"I have been looking forward to this since last year.  I will see you guys at Riverbanks sometime Wednesday afternoon or evening."
Sep 7, 2015
John Christie commented on Keith Thirgood's event Highlands East Plein-Air Arts Festival 2015
"Has anyone booked in anywhere?  We are trying to decide where to camp and last year was a hoot with the crowd. I am really looking forward to returning this year and suspect it will be even better than last but it won't be near as much fun…"
Aug 1, 2015
John Christie replied to Doug Ware's discussion Did anyone attend the Rails End Gallery opening?
"I did.  I was the only OPAS artist there though.  It was very nicely done.  There weren't a lot of people there but it was a reasonable turnout and one painting sold."
May 25, 2015
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Apr 27, 2015
Doug Ware commented on John Christie's photo

Coote's Storm 12 X 16 oil on hardboard

"John Nothing like working outdoors eh?"
Apr 6, 2015
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Apr 6, 2015
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Coote's Storm 12 X 16 oil on hardboard

This is a view of Coote's Paradise in Dundas. When we went out to paint it was 8C with billowing clouds and occasionally a nice warm sun. Within an hour it was incredibly dark, 4C and pouring rain. The rain was so cold that my hands were turning…
Apr 6, 2015
John Christie commented on Stuart Graham's photo

Honey Harbour, Georgian Bay, Honorable Mention 2015 Paint Ontario

"There must be some amazing work in that show. Congratulations Stuart."
Mar 17, 2015
John Christie is attending Keith Thirgood's event

Highlands East Plein-Air Arts Festival 2015 at Wilberforce

September 10, 2015 at 9am to September 13, 2015 at 5pm
Highlands East Plein-Air Arts Festival (Formerly Brush with the Highlands), will run this year September 10 to the 13.Painting begins Thursday, September 10, and continues through Saturday September 12. Saturday evening they are planning a big party for all participants, free food and refreshments. Sunday, September 13 will be a show and sale.So far there is no talk of giving awards, simply a sale.The fee will be $100, no discount for OPAS members. OPAS is a major sponsor of the event.The…See More
Mar 17, 2015
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Painting at the RBG

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

John Mullenger and I got together to paint at the RBG again this week.  Our plan is to get out at least once a week all winter and so far we have managed about five weeks in a row and some weeks more than once. 

When we got arrived at 10:00 it was just above freezing but the sun was warm and by the time we hiked down to the shore and found good painting spots we were toasty warm. By the time we left it was up to 8 degrees C and very warm in the sun.

The sun…


My "A Brush with the Highlands" experience

Posted on August 8, 2012 at 10:02am 0 Comments

In a word "Wow!"

I told a number of people that I learned more about myself and my art in three days in Wilberforce than in three years of lessons.  Painting alone in isolation or even with the same group of painters all the time is limiting.  Seeing my paintings hanging in the show with all the great artists that were showing gave me some context.  Talking to them I realized that if I expect to get good I will have to take my art more seriously and work at it.  I felt a bit…


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At 11:17pm on June 21, 2012, Marike Scholtens said…

Hi John,

Nice to  see your work and recognize some of the locations.


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