Technique Tuesdays: Painting from Life

Welcome back to Technique Tuesday! Here’s the last part of that series looking at what artists use for reference (we’ve already looked at painting from photographs and from the imagination). Today’s post will be a bit different, as it’s a guest post written by Principle Gallery still life artist Elizabeth Floyd. As a still life…

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Face Off 2014

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…

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Studio Selfie Saturdays: Elizabeth Floyd

Today’s #StudioSelfieSaturdays features local artist Elizabeth Floyd! Located right here in Alexandria, VA, Elizabeth specializes in lovely still life compositions, full of color and life. (Check them out here!) In this selfie, though, you can see some portaits in the background–that’s because she’s practicing for the upcoming Face Off, where she will be painting a…

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Congratulations, ARC Winners!

The Art Renewal Center recently released the official list of winners and finalists for the International 2013/14 ARC Salon, and we were thrilled to see the names of many artists that Principle Gallery represents among the honorees! We wanted to take a moment today to congratulate all of the artists we’ve worked with whose work…

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Spotlight: Local Artists

At the gallery, we’re always being asked by curious folks whether or not all of work comes from artists who live locally. No, indeed, Principle Gallery searches far and wide to bring you phenomenal Contemporary Realism from all corners of the States, and even abroad! Luckily, though, we have found that some of these brilliant…

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Small Works 2013

We are getting very excited about our December show, Small Works 2013. The more pieces we receive at the gallery, the more we are convinced this is going to be a really fantastic show! In addition to small works from many of our regularly featured artists from the Alexandria gallery, we’re incredibly pleased to be…

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