oil painting Archive

For the Birds: Teresa Oaxaca’s Best in Show Winning Piece

The Art League caught up with Oaxaca, Best in Show winner, and Art League Instructor on her award-winning work as well as what she’s working on next. Read more →

Mary Beth Gaiarin’s Best in Show winning Painting is a Piece of Cake!

Mary Beth Gaiarin's impressionistic take on our favorite layer cake in Cake on a Plate is a delightful way to enjoy dessert completely guilt free. Read more →

Repost: A Beginner’s Guide to Paintbrushes

Here — in broad strokes — is The Art League guide to paintbrushes. Read more →

Tess Olson gets “Groovy” in the Gallery

Best in Show winner, Tess Olson, walks us through her process, returning to her roots, and using shapes and textures to create her abstract piece Groovy. Read more →

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 →