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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Happy Valentine’s Day from Principle Gallery!

Happy Valentine’s Day! We thought we’d take a moment today to highlight the couples from the amazing Principle Gallery roster of artists: Paula Rubino and Jussi Pöyhönen Louise Fenne and Charles Weed Treacy Ziegler and Gary Weisman Katherine Stone and David Gluck Wishing you a day full of love, from all of us at Principle Gallery!…

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Studio Selfie Saturday: Paula Rubino

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…

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Art in Place

There is no greater pleasure than seeing artwork from the gallery come to life in a collector’s home. A great painting activates the four walls of a space and can complete a room. The right painting can instantly infuse a room with color and energy, add warmth, create harmony, or lend drama. Here is a…

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Artist Spotlight: Paula Rubino

A magnificent painter using classical techniques, Paula Rubino has demonstrated time and time again her mastery of oil.  Born in Trenton New Jersey, Paula decided to move to Florence where she honed her craft studying under Angel Ramiro Sanchez and at The Florence Academy of Art. After living in Florence for eight years, she decided…

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Off to USArtists in Philadelphia!

We just finished packing a fantastic group of work to show off at USArtists: American Fine Art Show & Sale.  Come visit us at Booth #22! Friday & Saturday, September 23 & 24, 11:00am – 8:00pm Sunday, September 25, 11:00am – 5:00pm Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building 128 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Here’s…

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