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Today is National Dog Day! This special day for our four legged friends is celebrated annually on August 26. At NOAPS, we celebrate it with a painting by Lisa Price. "Water Break" ,oil 12x16 part of the upcoming NOAPS Exhibit at Addison Art Gallery

Still Life in painting has existed since ancient times but by the 1600s Still Life had become such an important genre in Dutch painting that the English term Still Life actually derives from the Dutch word stilleven. At that time Dutch Flower paintings became a total craze. For example, a Jan Van Huysum flower painting could fetch 25 times the price of a Rembrandt! Flower paintings remain a favorite of our times as a reflection of the beauty of Nature "Floral Shop" oil 24x18 by Linda Nearon

Sunday is "One Sweet Day" to see this gracefully painted artwork by Linda Lucas Hardy, new NOAPS Signature Artist Member from Texas. "One Sweet Day" will grace the walls of the Addison Art Gallery at the opening of the Best of America Exhibit 2016 on September 3 A must see small 12x12 painting! http://noaps.org/html/bestofamerica.html