portraits Archive

Q&A with Award-Winner Christine Lashley

In this month’s “Color Sphere” exhibit, the Gilham Award went to Christine Lashley for Margaret, an appropriately colorful portrait of her daughter. Juror Lee Boynton called the oil painting “evocative and full of great color and emotion.” We asked Christine about the painting, her views on color, and her artwork in general. How was 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 →

Art League Artist Wins Prize at International Portrait Competition!

Teresa Oaxaca (courtesy of artist website)   Teresa Oaxaca, a young professional artist residing in Arlington, Virginia, took 2nd place in the International Portrait Competition for her portrait of “Father Time.” She was one of fifteen finalists selected out of over 1,800 entries in the Portrait Society of America’s bi-annual International Portrait Competition. Awards Read more →