painting Archive

News from the Art League Plein Air Painters

The Art League Plein Air Painters, a group we last heard from when they visited Norfolk, took New York by storm this month, with three members’ works accepted to the American Artists Professional League 83rd Grand National Exhibition. The show is running through tomorrow, November 11, at the Salmagundi Club. Lynn Mehta under her Read more →

The Art League’s Plein Air Painters Visit Norfolk

The Art League Plein Air Painters, a group formed this summer, made it down to Norfolk last month for a plein air event, the fifth annual “Out & About Norfolk.” October 20 and 21, painters around the city worked at their easels, including AL Plein Air Painters Bobbi Pratte, Jill Banks, David Diaz, Jo Read more →

Upcoming Classes and Workshops Still Have Space!

Some fall term classes at The Art League still have spots open! Check below to see what sparks your interest, and don’t forget to check back before winter term — registration opens November 7. Classes by start date: 10/21: Basic Drawing with Jim Burford 10/23: Silver Jewelry with Michael Brehl10/24: Silver Jewelry with Gretchen Read more →

Painting & Sculpture: A Week in Thomas, WV

Sign up to spend a week in Thomas, West Virginia studying with renowned artists Danni Dawson, Mike Francis, and Paul Lucchesi. The quaint and quirky town of Thomas is the perfect backdrop and retreat for a week of intense artistic creation. Focus on landscape and still life painting with Danni and Mike, or sculpt Read more →

The Full-Length Painting Demonstration With Kurt Schwarz!

Ask and you shall receive! In response to so many requests for the entire footage, here is the 12-ish minute-long video from Kurt Schwarz’s still life painting class! Part One Part Two Read more →

Video Demo: A Still Life Created Before Your Very Eyes!

Even in a quick visit to The Art League School’s still life painting class, one can learn so much. Instructor Kurt Schwarz demonstrated the basics of creating a still life portrait in roughly twenty minutes; he makes it look so easy! “Self Portrait” by Kurt Schwarz Here, in an edited 2+ minute composition, we Read more →