What is it? If you’ve ever amused yourself by holding up your thumb and noticing how someone across the room appears to be tiny and thumb-sized next to it, you’re well on your way to understanding the sight-size method of painting and sculpting. Sight-size is a technique long used in schools and ateliers to teach … More Technique Tuesdays: Sight-Size
What is it? Alla prima, also called “wet-on-wet” and “direct painting,” is a very popular method of painting in which the artist applies paint to the canvas essentially in one sitting (“alla prima” is an Italian phrase that translates to “at once”). One way to better understand the technique is to examine the alternative way of … More Technique Tuesdays: Alla Prima
If you follow gallery events, or any of our social media pages (If you don’t yet, you should! New content posted regularly on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!) you likely remember Teresa Oaxaca’s live painting demonstration from April. (And if you missed it, you can check out the blog post here.) The demo was a fantastic … More Footage of Teresa Oaxaca’s Live Painting Demo – Now On Our YouTube Channel!
If you happened to join us Friday evening in the gallery, or caught the live stream on the internet, you know just how incredible Teresa Oaxaca’s live painting demonstration turned out. We had a wonderful turnout, as well as a great number of folks watching on our live broadcast as Teresa completed a painting of … More Teresa Oaxaca’s Live Painting Demo