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  • PLEIN AIR PAINTING IN ELORA

    August 18 @ 9:30 am - August 19 @ 4:30 pm
    Regular Price: $130.00Members get reduced fees for courses and special events. Click here to learn more....  more
  • Plein Air Landscape Painting - Intermediate/Advanced August 6th through August 10th


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  • 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
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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. 

Photos of Members' Paintings

Recent Forum Posts

  • PLEIN AIR PAINTING IN ELORA

    August 18 @ 9:30 am - August 19 @ 4:30 pm
    Regular Price: $130.00Members get reduced fees for courses and special events. Click here to learn more....  more
  • Plein Air Landscape Painting - Intermediate/Advanced August 6th through August 10th


    ...  more
  • 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
View All

What's New

  • Laurie De Camillis
    Laurie De Camillis added a new photo to the album A&L Club spring /18:
    • Fri at 12:15 PM
  • Laurie De Camillis
    Laurie De Camillis added a new photo to the album A&L Club spring /18:
    • Fri at 10:53 AM
  • Laurie De Camillis
    Laurie De Camillis High Park 12x12 oil
    • Fri at 10:48 AM
  • Laurie De Camillis
    Laurie De Camillis shared Keith Thirgood's event. I thought this might interest you.
    Junction Plein Air Challenge
    • Fri at 10:30 AM
  • Laurie De Camillis
    Laurie De Camillis has added a new profile photo.
    • Fri at 10:24 AM
  • Keith Thirgood
    Keith Thirgood created a new event:
    Junction Plein Air Challenge
    • Wed at 8:32 PM
  • Wendy Bermingham
    Wendy Bermingham added a new photo to the album Wall Photos:
    • Mon at 5:20 PM
  • Wendy Bermingham
    Wendy Bermingham added a new photo to the album Wall Photos:
    • Mon at 5:18 PM
  • Wendy Bermingham
    Wendy Bermingham added a new photo to the album Wall Photos:
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  • Wendy Bermingham
    Wendy Bermingham added a new photo to the album Wall Photos:
    • Mon at 5:15 PM