abstract Archive

Q&A with Award Winner Marsha Staiger

For the August landscape show at The Art League Gallery, “’Scapes,” juror Jonathan Linton selected the extra-tall abstract painting you see to the right for the Chameli and Amiya Bose Award, which goes to the best acrylic or oil painting on stretched canvas. Graft Revisited, Morning, by Marsha Staiger, has clean lines with a Read more →

Video Demo: Abstract Painting

For our latest video demo, instructor Joyce McCarten let us stop by her Tuesday night class, Abstract Drawing and Painting. Joyce used charcoal, oil pastel, and acrylic to paint up an abstracted, Cubist-influenced still life. Watch the video for tips on how to start your own abstract piece: You can watch all of the Read more →

Q&A with Award Winner Cristy West

Cristy West and her mixed-media painting Regenesis (pictured below) won the Marshall Award for best in show in this month’s all-media exhibit, in The Art League Gallery through April 30. Juror Joseph Di Bella said of the painting, “The color modulation is beautiful. The shapes, color, marks, and use of space really work. There Read more →

A Visit to the Open-Life Class

Upon first entering the Duke Street Annex of The Art League School, it’s easy to miss the Open Life classroom. The doors are disguised as part of a huge wall mural. Inside, the only lights are turned on a still nude model and the only sounds are those of purposeful strokes brushing against each Read more →