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
What? A Studio Selfie Saturday post…on a Friday? Yes indeed, and for good reason! We’re posting about GC Myers today partially as a reminder about our exciting event tomorrow! Amidst the excitement of the Alexandria Arts Festival which will flood King Street this weekend, Principle Gallery will be holding an artist talk with GC Myers … More Studio Selfie Saturday (Early Edition!): GC Myers
We thought it especially appropriate that today’s Studio Selfie features an artist who is currently in town visiting– artist Paula Rubino traveled from Florida to join us for the Pay It Forward opening reception last night! Paula’s selfie shows her in what will soon be her brand new artist studio! We were so pleased that … More Studio Selfie Saturday: Paula Rubino
A talented painter (and a long-time cherished friend of Principle Gallery) with a unique style and a thoughtful and philosophical soul, GC Myers is back in Alexandria this weekend to join us for the opening of “Traveler,” his 15th solo exhibition at the gallery. “Traveler” is a gorgeous collection of works in a wide array … More “Traveler” : GC Myers Exhibition Opens TONIGHT!