Technique Tuesdays: Alla Prima

What is it? Alla prima, also called “wet-on-wet” and “direct painting,” is a very popular method of painting in which the artist applies paint to the canvas essentially in one sitting (“alla prima” is an Italian phrase that translates to “at once”). One way to better understand the technique is to examine the alternative way of…

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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: En Plein Air

What is it? Today’s Technique Tuesday topic takes us on a trip to the great outdoors as we explore the world of Plein Air painting. The term “en plein air” is a French expression that translates to “in the open air.” It is used to describe the technique of painting outdoors, with the subject in full…

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Technique Tuesdays: Impasto

Hello, everyone! Today we wanted to take a moment to introduce our new series of upcoming blog posts, called Technique Tuesdays. We at Principle Gallery welcome and encourage all art enthusiasts. We’re also aware, though, that there are some folks out there who really enjoy art, but find themselves a bit lost when listening to discussion…

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How to Ship a Boggess Painting

If you follow our Facebook posts or our Instagram feed, you may remember this photo, posted the day all of Lynn Boggess’s work arrived for February’s exhibition: The paintings were transported to the gallery by Lynn and packaged in a very clever way to protect them from damage in transit. The fact is, however, that…

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OPENING TONIGHT – Lynn Boggess

Lynn Boggess – Four Seasons Join us tonight 6:30-9 for Lynn’s solo exhibition featuring twenty-five brand new works. Stop by to meet the artist behind these spectacular oils. It’s promising to be a night full of great art and great people!    

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Lynn Boggess: Braving the Snow

’14 February 2006′, 46 x 40, Oil on Canvas, 2006. For as long as I can remember, the Lynn Boggess piece above has been one of my personal favorites.  All the elements that often pull people to Lynn’s work are present — perspective, natural beauty, capturing reflection, movement, and a feeling of perfect calm.  He…

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