painting Archive

Q&A with Award Winner Cristy West

Cristy West and her mixed-media painting Regenesis (pictured below) won the Marshall Award for best in show in this month’s all-media exhibit, in The Art League Gallery through April 30. Juror Joseph Di Bella said of the painting, “The color modulation is beautiful. The shapes, color, marks, and use of space really work. There Read more →

Spring Update From The Art League Plein Air Painters

The Art League Plein Air Painters have wasted no time taking advantage of the beautiful spring weather! These are just two of recent paint outs that members have attended. The tulips were in full bloom at the Carillon, and the Virginia Bluebells were the attraction at River Bend. The Plein Air Painters formed last Read more →

Alla Prima Workshop with Rob Liberace

Painting instructor Rob Liberace taught a workshop last weekend — “The Painterly Sketch: Advanced Alla-Prima Portrait” — that packed the classroom with painters eager to learn from the talented artist. Rob was also kind enough to let us film his demo on the first day! In the video, Rob talks technique, color, and other Read more →

Q&A with Award Winner Ahmed Alkarkhi

Birds of Play, above, was winner of the Evelyn Turner Award for outstanding abstract work in this month’s “Play” exhibit, in The Art League Gallery through April 2. Juror Judy Bass, who selected the acrylic painting on canvas for the award, praised the painting’s composition and sense of color, as well as the looseness Read more →

Playing with Paint

From relative humidity to polymer chains, the discussion was technical at Tuesday’s free lecture on acrylic paints. Liquitex representative Tony Zatzick answered questions from the sizable crowd — why not paint with latex house paint? — and demonstrated the differences between kinds of paint and how to read the fine print on the labels. Read more →

Q&A with Award Winner Jane Thomas

Last week, we brought you a conversation with photographer Sandy LeBrun-Evans about her award-winning print, Truck. Part of this month’s all-media show, Truck shares a wall with the other award-winner, The Thoughts. Jane Thomas’s first-place watercolor self-portrait won the Gallery Director’s Award. We asked her to tell us more about it. What is the Read more →