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OPAS Endorsed Events

OPAS Endorsed Event

Kawartha Highlands Art Retreat

May 25-28, 2017

This is a canoe-in retreat. You reach your camp by canoe and paint like Tom Thomson did, paddling to each unique destination. Instruction, accommodation, canoe and great scenery all included in the price.

OPAS members receive a 10% discount.

Click here for more information.

Recent Blog Entries

  • Hi I am new with OPAS and was wondering if anyone would like to go painting in the rhododendron garden park in Port Credit. (Officially called the Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens).  I checked it out today and the azaleas and rhodes are in full bloom - everything from frothy white, salmon, pale p...
  • We are starting Plein Air Sunday meetups in the Georgetown area. If you are interested email me and I will let you know where we decide to paint! Yours in art, Sheila
  • Quick report and a look from our first paint out of 2017. The location was perfect choice for a cold day. I settled in the biggest of five buildings, I call it the "banana hall" because of its tall banana trees. As usual, when painting in public we can expect  strangers to c...

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 of the screen and fill in the forms that follow. Membership is $30 per year.

None 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. 

What's New

  • Jennifer Smithwell
    Jennifer Smithwell has added a new profile photo.
    • Thu at 10:55 AM
  • Sheila Mitchell
    Sheila MitchellKeithThirgood: Keith, how do I see which 5 members are attending the Norval Plein air day. I cannot see their names online?
    • Tue at 6:59 PM
    • Sheila Mitchell
      KeithThirgood Thanks for pointing that out. I've modified it on the event page template.
      • Tue at 8:30 PM
  • Sheila Mitchell
    Sheila Mitchell shared KeithThirgood's event.
    OPAS Plein Air Challenge in Norval
    • Tue at 6:58 PM
  • Pat Martin
    Pat Martin added a new photo to the album Wellington County:
    Pond on correctional centre grounds, morning
    • Mon at 11:25 PM
  • Pat Martin
    Pat Martin added a new photo to the album Wellington County:
    Pond on correctional centre grounds
    • Mon at 11:22 PM
  • Sherry Park
    Sherry Park has just signed up. Say hello!
  • Doug Ware
    Doug Ware added a new photo to the album Untitled Album:
    Christ Church  Poltimore, Quebec
    • Mon at 4:16 PM
  • Stephen Chien
    Stephen Chien has just signed up. Say hello!
  • Pat Martin
    Pat Martin added a new photo to the album Southern Ontario:
    Kleinburg, field along Humber River 2
    • July 8
  • Thomas Faires
    Thomas Faires added a new photo to the album My Photos:
    Scarborough Bluffs Painting
    • June 28

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  • Kieth,
    I don't see the colour wheels when I click on the icons.
    ...  more
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