painting Archive

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 →

This February: Escape the Winter & Paint the Bahamas!

Enjoy your surroundings — and capture them in the medium of your choice — on an island that's been a painter's paradise since the days of Winslow Homer. Read more →

Q&A with “Large Works” Winner Jordan Xu

Jordan Xu's figure painting was the best in show for “Large Works.” The artist talks about this piece and his painting career so far. Read more →

Sally Davies on British Museum

“I love long shadows in the morning and evening … and that warm glowing light that is so transient.” Read more →