What is it? A long-time standard in the artist’s toolkit, the palette knife is a tool consisting of a handle and a blunt blade, and was originally used for mixing paint on an artist’s palette. Since the 1800’s, it has seen an increase in popularity as a painting tool as well as a mixing one. … More Technique Tuesday: Palette Knife
What is it? Today’s Technique Tuesday takes a look “behind the scenes” at a handy artist’s tool known as the mahl stick (sometimes spelled mahlstick or maulstick). A mahl stick typically looks something like this: This kind of mahl stick is held in the non-painting hand, though some mahl sticks (like one we’ll see in … More Technique Tusedays: The Mahl Stick
Remember last November, when Cindy Procious and Mia Bergeron had that fantastic two person exhibition with us? One of Cindy’s largest paintings in that show was “Yin and Yang in a Crustacean World”. Check out these in-progress photos Cindy took to see the awesome journey these two lobsters went on! And the finished product…. For … More Yin and Yang in a Crustacean World
What is it? Most everyone would probably be able to guess what exactly is meant by the phrase “loading the brush” as it relates to painting–you dip the paintbrush in the paint! It’s pretty simple. There are all sorts of ways, however, that artists adjust the way that they load their paintbrush in order to … More Technique Tuesdays: The Multi-Loaded Brush
We were thrilled that so many were able to join us (both in person and online via the three live streams) for the Face Off live painting event on Friday, August 8. With three talented painters faced with the nerve-wracking task of painting a portrait from a live model in under three hours (and in … More Face Off 2014
Women Painting Women : Collector’s Preview SNEAK PEEK of all 86 paintings juried into 2014 WPW out of 743 international submissions, and also a few words from Guest Juror Allison Malfronte + Principle Gallery about the Women Painting Women movement – ENJOY!
This #StudioSelfieSaturday is brought to you by Cindy Procious! She seen here in her Tennessee studio with a painting for a two woman show coming up in November featuring Cindy and Mia Bergeron! ALSO, be sure to come to the gallery on August 8th from 6-9pm see our third annual Face Off where Cindy will be … More Studio Selfie Saturday – Cindy Procious
Friday nights Face Off was a smashing success! We are so thankful to our wonderful artists, Mia, Rachel, Cindy, & Terry, our beautiful model Jen, and all the wonderful people who came out to support them! The artists worked in 20-minute sessions of painting, followed by 5-minutes of questions. We realize trying to fit all … More Face Off: Q&A Session
We are starting to get excited for tonight’s Women Painting Women: Face Off Demo featuring Mia Bergeron, Rachel Constantine, Cindy Procious, and Terry Strickland from 6:30-9pm! The ladies arrived yesterday and already had ideas running through their head about the set-up! Here’s a look at what we’ve been up to around the gallery since the ladies arrived! We started … More Face Off Prep
Please join us in congratulating the following Principle Gallery artists that were selected as International 2011-2012 ARC Salon Finalists!! So many talented individuals! We are so very proud to represent them! They were chosen out of 2,100 entries from over 800 artists, which is a tremendous accomplishment! Here are some of the winning paintings: … More Congratulations International 2011-2012 ARC Salon Finalists!