Lynn Boggess’ work is a peaceful blend of painting and sculpture. He uses thick layers of oil paint to develop an active landscape, those layers develop into pockets of abstraction, and the 3D effect of the paint build up transcends into the sculptural territory. Because of these qualities, it’s almost impossible to just pass by … More Lynn Boggess: Exhibiting the Resilience of the Natural World
These past few months, the soundtrack of the gallery has been a symphony of sledgehammers, drills, and handsaws. Finally, emerging from the dust is the new and improved second level of the gallery! We have more than doubled the space to accommodate more artwork from our incredible artists for your viewing pleasure! The bright and … More A New Level
Paula B. Holtzclaw’s beautiful low country landscapes bring the marshes of North Carolina to the walls in Old Town Virginia. We’re so excited to be one of her few east coast galleries we immediately put her painting “Closure” in our window, where it is currently displayed. As expected, it draws in passersby seeking more information! … More Welcome Paula B. Holtzclaw!
Christine Lashley’s solo exhibition Color and Light opens today at Principle Gallery Charleston! There will be an opening reception in the gallery from 5-8 pm this evening and Christine will be in attendance. “Thirty new paintings explore my love of layers and light-dazzle at my Principle Gallery Charleston Solo Show Color and Light. The nuance … More Christine Lashley “Color and Light”
Kevin Fitzgerald’s Solo Exhibition is now open! If you’re close-by this evening, join us for the opening reception from 6-8:30 pm. If you’re unable to visit us in person, we offer a few different options to view the exhibit online. Click through the issuu catalogue below or click the image of the gallery to view … More Kevin Fitzgerald: Beauty and Power
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!
What is it? Pointillism is a painting technique that popped up in the late 1800’s as an off-shoot of Impressionism. Essentially, pointillism uses small, distinct dots or strokes of different colors in a pattern to form an image. This technique relies on the ability of the eye to blend the dots of color–it’s actually quite … More Technique Tuesdays: Pointillism
What is it? A pentimento (the plural is “pentimenti”) is an alteration in an artwork that becomes apparent by the marks and traces left behind from the artist’s original strokes. Although it is derived from the (you guessed it!) Italian word meaning “to repent,” it’s not quite accurate to call these marks mistakes. For a long … More Technique Tuesday: Pentimenti
Remember the Technique Tuesday post where we took a look at chiaroscuro? Today’s post is going to take a look at a very cool technique, closely related to chiaroscuro: tenebrism. What is it? Tenebrism, like chiaroscuro, is all about the use of lights and darks. Where chiaroscuro is used to create a sense of depth, … More Technique Tuesdays: Tenebrism
Before we start to look at this week’s Technique Tuesday topic of Tonalism, we’re going to start with a mini discussion of two basics that are important to understand when talking about this style. So, in case you are not yet familiar with these concepts in art, let’s take a quick look at these 2 … More Technique Tuesdays: Tonalism