What is it? Gilding is known as the application of extremely thin sheets of gold in a layer on a surface of wood, metal, glass, or various other objects for decorative purposes. Artists have also been known to use silver, palladium, and other metals for gilding surfaces as well. This technique is achieved by first … More Technique Tuesday: Gilding
14th Annual International Guild of Realism Exhibition After all the crazy and time consuming preparation for the International Guild of Realism’s 14th Annual Reception Exhibition it opened on the eve September 20th, 2019. The night turned out to be a fun filled and jam packed array of art loving viewers and fabulous artists to boot. … More September 20th: The Night of Artist Galore
We are happy to announce that we will be holding the 14th Annual Juried Exhibition for the International Guild of Realism (IGOR) on September 20th 2019 from 6:30pm- 9:30pm! It is open to anyone who wishes to look at art! The International Guild of Realism is an international group of artists that took off in … More Realism, Wine, and a Brushstrokes!
Recently, we asked a number of our artists to write and share their takes on what their art means to them. We hope to give you the chance to connect with the artists in the same way they hope to connect with you through their paintings. With this post, the talented artist, Joseph Lorusso, explains … More Every Picture Tells a Story: Joseph Lorusso
After following our tips on how to hang your artwork, next is to learn how to light it properly. From conserving the piece to making it look the best, lighting has a huge effect on how artwork is displayed. Here are just a few tips that will help with the longevity of your piece all the while flaunting … More How to Light Artwork: Bright Ideas
Jeremy Mann is a world renowned artist and one of our most sought-after painters. 2016 has been a big year for him; in addition to a documentary about his life and work being released this year, we are thrilled to announce that Jeremy has also had another book published! This book focuses on Jeremy’s plein air landscape painting. Here’s … More Jeremy Mann’s New Book!
There are so many little details that go into redesigning a room, especially when it comes to hanging art. So, instead of throwing every little detail at you, here are just a few tips to consider before, during, and after hanging your art! THE “BEFORE” TIPS Not sure how to arrange your paintings? Well before … More How to Hang Your Art: Part 2
So, you bought the painting. You framed the painting. But how do you hang the painting? It can be pretty daunting to have this beautiful piece of art and then have no idea where to put the piece, how high to hang it, or even know what types of screws. So to help you out, … More How to Hang Your Art: Part 1
It’s springtime! The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming…and the Portrait Society of America is announcing its yearly award winners! We are just weeks away from the PSOA annual conference, and thrilled to share that several Principle Gallery artists have been selected as finalists or received certificates of excellence their annual International Portrait Competition! … More Congratulations!
What is it? Last week, we took a look at oil paints and acrylic paints, but this week’s topic is a painting medium that predates both of them–egg tempera. Egg tempera is an ancient type of paint that is made by mixing powdered dry pigments with egg yolk as a binder, and typically with another ingredient … More Technique Tuesday: Egg Tempera