oil painting Archive

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 →

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 →