painting Archive

Plein Air Painting: What It Is & How to Join the Fun

When the weather’s beautiful and the skies are blue, it doesn’t matter what you’re doing — reading, cooking, writing a blog post — you want to do it outside. 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 →

Photos from Yesterday’s Draw-a-Thon

On Thursday, we held a members-only Draw-a-Thon at The Art League. That means short-pose figure, long-pose portrait, and bring-your-own art materials. 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 →