oil painting Archive

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 →

Q&A with Award Winner Nicole Stewart

Standing just under life-size on a four-foot high canvas, the figure in Watching Her is keeping an eye on visitors to the Gallery this month. Read more →

Q&A with Award Winner Susan O’Neill

For our third and final interview with the award-winning artists in May’s juried group exhibit, we turn to Susan O’Neill, whose oil painting Thomas’s Gift was awarded second place. (The juror, contemporary art curator Lauren Dickens, awarded best-in-show and third place to two other still life paintings — those interviews are here (with Leigh Read more →

Q&A with Award Winner Paul Zapatka

The second of three still lifes recognized with awards in the May All-Media Exhibit, the tall, colorful Cherry Blossoms by Paul Zapatka (below) is the third place award winner. The artist, Paul Zapatka, told us about his influences, his approach to still life, and using a tall canvas to “stop time.” Read about it Read more →

Q&A with Award Winner Dennis Crayon

Oil painter Dennis Crayon was first drawn to oil, he said, because of the long time it takes to dry and the appeal of learning the old-school Dutch Master techniques. But in his still lifes and trompe l’oeil works such as R is for Rose (above) — second prize in The Art League’s “Flora Read more →