painting Archive

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 →

In Plein Sight

Last week The Art League Plein Air Painters, a group previously featured on this blog, were up to their usual antics, painting at Green Spring Gardens Park in Alexandria, Burke Lake Park in Fairfax, and Theodore Roosevelt Island, where David Diaz painted this scene: Kim Stenberg also shared her painting from Green Spring Gardens, Read more →

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 →