Technique Tuesdays: Sfumato

What is it? This week we’re taking a look at a technique called “sfumato” (pronounced sfoo-mah-toh). This is also a word with its origin in -you guessed it!- the Italian language. The word is derived from the verb “fumare”, which means “to smoke.” The sfumato technique refers to a painting with no bold or harsh outlines. By blurring…

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Studio Selfie Saturday: Lisa Gloria

It’s an absolutely gorgeous Saturday here in Old Town Alexandria! And as it’s Saturday, it’s time for another Studio Selfie. Today’s #StudioSelfieSaturday post features Illinois artist Lisa Gloria. A self-taught painter as well as a writer, musician, gardener, and mother of four, Lisa aspires to bring modern drama and aesthetics to her paintings of figures…

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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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