Recent Forum Posts

  • Hello all, could you like this if you would like to be invited to a weekly plein air event in the Halton Hills area.
    The invites go out by email and are weather and location dependent. We are starting...  more
  • Hi Tom,
    If Kerdi board is giving you a problem (I saw elsewhere it has absorbed three coats of gesso when you tried to seal it), then use primer/sealer instead. I never use gesso to seal boards. A 40-...  more
  • No I have never used them infact I had to google them to see them!
    I use the gesso boards from the art stores or canvas, actually I really prefer the feel of a canvas.
    That is when I paint in oil, but...  more
  • Hello all, any plans for attending the Elora Plein Air Festival.
    The website is:
    http://www.elorapleinair.ca/I think I would like to go on Saturday, let me know what day(s) you plan to go and we can m...  more
  • Has anyone tried to Kerdi Board as a painting support?  Did it hold the Gesso well?
    It's so light weight and water-resistant... I might give it a try in the spring.
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Welcome to the website of the Ontario Plein Air Society (OPAS)

If you are a plein air artist practicing in Ontario, then you should be a member of OPAS. OPAS is the one central organizing body for plein air artists in this province. By joining and participating, you help raise the profile of plein air painting in Ontario and beyond.

This site allows you as a member to post paint-outs, events, competitions and, of course, your own work for all to see.

It's easy to join. Click the join link to the left and fill in the forms that follow. Membership is $30 per year.

Non-artists are welcome to browse through the art in this site. There a a large number of very accomplished artists here who regularily sell their art to the public. 

Recent Forum Posts

  • Hello all, could you like this if you would like to be invited to a weekly plein air event in the Halton Hills area.
    The invites go out by email and are weather and location dependent. We are starting...  more
  • Hi Tom,
    If Kerdi board is giving you a problem (I saw elsewhere it has absorbed three coats of gesso when you tried to seal it), then use primer/sealer instead. I never use gesso to seal boards. A 40-...  more
  • No I have never used them infact I had to google them to see them!
    I use the gesso boards from the art stores or canvas, actually I really prefer the feel of a canvas.
    That is when I paint in oil, but...  more
  • Hello all, any plans for attending the Elora Plein Air Festival.
    The website is:
    http://www.elorapleinair.ca/I think I would like to go on Saturday, let me know what day(s) you plan to go and we can m...  more
  • Has anyone tried to Kerdi Board as a painting support?  Did it hold the Gesso well?
    It's so light weight and water-resistant... I might give it a try in the spring.
View All

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