Technique Tuesday: Surfaces

Today’s Technique Tuesday post is going to take a look at an aspect of art creation that many art appreciators easily forget–the surface under the paint! Here we have pictured just a few examples of the many different types of surfaces fine artists use to create their artwork. These are several of the most common–canvas, wood, masonite,…

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Technique Tuesdays: Painting in Miniature

What is it? Painting in miniature is more than just painting a small work. The word “miniature” originally came from a Latin term for the red pigment that was used in the creation of illuminated manuscripts. Because the decoration and illustration in these old (and even ancient) manuscripts was necessarily small, techniques for creating them…

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IGOR 10th Annual Juried Exhibition Award Winners

Principle Gallery wishes a huge CONGRATULATIONS to each of the IGOR 10th Annual Juried Exhibition award winners, as well as all the brilliant and talented artists whose work made it into this exhibition! And also, thank you so much to everyone who came out to join us last night and made the reception such a success!…

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Technique Tuesday: Colored Pencil

What is it? This is an easy one! We’re all very familiar with the wonderful medium of colored pencil, due to its frequent use in schools and for children’s play as well as the enjoyment of adult artists of all skill levels. Colored pencils don’t have a very clear history, but we can definitely see…

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Technique Tuesdays: the Art of the Self-Portrait

What is it? This week’s Technique Tuesday subject is not a new concept for anyone (particularly in today’s “selfie” filled world!). But not only is the self-portrait is an important exercise for an artist to undertake, it is also significant to view as well, and provides fascinating insight into an artist’s mind or mood. These artists, who spend…

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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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