oil painting Archive

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 →

June Workshop: Portrait Painting with Dan Thompson

Born in Alexandria, drawing since age two, and now on his way to teach in Shanghai, Dan Thompson is leading a workshop next month focused on portraiture — specifically, painting the human head in oil. Read more →