painting Archive

Q&A with MINImax Award Winner Meg MacKenzie

“I started seeing horse images in the abstractions and was possessed.” Read more →

Painter Beverly Ryan on the Creative Process

“My job is to keep the faith and see where the process takes me.” Read more →

How to Read a Tube of Paint

Here's our quick guide to finding what you need to know on paint tubes, front and back. Read more →

Q&A with Painter Ann Pickett

A “circus” of color, a “flurry” of paint — Ann Pickett’s latest painting to be accepted to an Art League show seems ready to jump off the wall. That energy and flow caught the eye of juror Erin Devine, who awarded Tumbling Down the Shayna Heisman Simkin Award for Best in Show. The artist, a graphic Read more →

Painting L’Hermione

Our newest model is making quite the stir in Alexandria. She's tall, beautiful, and sailed here all the way from France. Read more →

Two Trompe L’œil Demos with Patrick Kirwin

Patrick Kirwin, a trompe l’oeil master, shares his bag of tricks in his classes at The Art League. We recently visited the classroom to see how he paints picture-perfect marble. Read more →