Technique Tuesdays: The Multi-Loaded Brush

What is it? Most everyone would probably be able to guess what exactly is meant by the phrase  “loading the brush” as it relates to painting–you dip the paintbrush in the paint! It’s pretty simple. There are all sorts of ways, however, that artists adjust the way that they load their paintbrush in order to…

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Technique Tuesdays: Chiaroscuro

Welcome back to Technique Tuesday! Today we’re taking a look at one of the most basic and essential techniques in art: chiaroscuro. What is it? Chiaroscuro (pronounced “keyARo-scuro”) is another art term with its roots in the Italian language. As the two parts of the word translate to “light” and “dark,” chiaroscuro is used to…

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Studio Selfie Saturday: Larry Preston

Today’s Studio Selfie Saturday post features the incredible Larry Preston, a still life artist from Massachusetts. He is truly a man of many talents, as he spent many years dedicated to a successful music career before returning to his first love of paintng. A self-taught but amazingly talented artist, Larry’s beautifully composed, crisply detailed, and…

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Larry Preston: Man of Many Talents

Gallery patrons may recognize Larry Preston as one of our fine gallery artists and as a masterful painter of still-life scenes. With quiet refinement, Preston depicts everyday objects and elevates them through his thoughtful composition and exquisite craftsmanship.   Hydrangea – 24×24 oil on panel   Wild Red Apple Study – 10×10 oil on panel…

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Fall Fairs — USArtists & BIFAS

As the summer begins to come to a close, we’re gearing up for two exciting jaunts to Philadelphia and Boston.  Two fantastic art cities!  We’ll be heading to USArtists: American Fine Art Show & Sale from Thursday, September 22nd to Sunday, September 25th, 2011 and will be held at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine…

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Larry Preston Summer Paintings

We’re due to receive these four new paintings from Larry Preston in the next day or two!  Between the donuts, lemons, and fresh lilacs, they remind us of summer whether it be time spent in Maine, Michigan, the Cape, or Lake Huron.  We wish you all a fun and relaxing summer! ‘Donuts’, 13 x 10,…

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