oil painting Archive

The Doctor (Ito Briones) in the Gallery with the Palette Knife

Has the murderer been framed? In Ito Briones’ new solo exhibit, “A Murder in Bruges: Cast of Characters,” you can be sure they have been… but whodunit? Read more →

On View: The Feeling of Manhattan

In our latest solo exhibit, artist Robert Gilbert brings bustling Manhattan into our gallery in Old Town Alexandria. Read more →

Sardar Aziz’s Cityscape in Flux

“I wanted to capture how we as humans build a city and then rebuild it, right from the ground up, again and again.” Read more →

Kathleen Best Gillmann’s Winter Landscapes

“My goal in painting March Thaw was to capture the briskness, barrenness, and beauty of this location.” Read more →

New to Painting? Read Our Guides to Brushes & Paint

Read on for a crash course and links to more info. And best of luck on your creative journey! Read more →

Q&A: Portrait Painting, Then & Now

“Family portraits were meant to be private and were hung in spaces that only family, and maybe some close friends would see.” Read more →