Congratulations!

It’s springtime! The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming…and the Portrait Society of America is announcing its yearly award winners! We are just weeks away from the PSOA annual conference, and thrilled to share that several Principle Gallery artists have been selected as finalists or received certificates of excellence their annual International Portrait Competition!…

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Technique Tuesday: Studies

What is it? In regards to art, a study is something that is drawn, painted, or sculpted as preparation for a larger or more finished piece. It may sound pretty similar to a “sketch,” but there is a difference. Sketches allow the artist to plot out in broad strokes the general composition of a piece,…

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Technique Tuesdays: Sight-Size

What is it? If you’ve ever amused yourself by holding up your thumb and noticing how someone across the room appears to be tiny and thumb-sized next to it, you’re well on your way to understanding the sight-size method of painting and sculpting. Sight-size is a technique long used in schools and ateliers to teach…

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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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Face Off 2014

We were thrilled that so many were able to join us (both in person and online via the three live streams) for the Face Off live painting event on Friday, August 8. With three talented painters faced with the nerve-wracking task of painting a portrait from a live model in under three hours (and in…

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Studio Selfie Saturdays: Mia Bergeron

If you are an avid user of social media, you’ve no doubt heard of weekly Instagram hashtags like #ThrowbackThursday or #ManCrushMonday. If you haven’t, the idea is simple. Themed days of the week are fun ways to have a wide range of Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook users contribute photos to a common theme such as…

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New Works from Alejandro Rosemberg

Today we received a wonderful delivery at the gallery– two new works by Argentinean artist Alejandro Rosemberg! You may remember from our recent post that four paintings by Alejandro are being included at the exhibition at the Artnot Art Museum. These two works are further proof of Alejandro Rosemberg’s masterful ability to portray the human…

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Hyeseung Marriage-Song

One of the most charming and unique pieces in December’s Small Works show was a lovely interior, Studio Interior (shown below), by Korean-American artist Hyeseung Marriage-Song. Today we just wanted to take a moment to highlight two other pieces by Hyeseung that we currently have at the gallery. Studio Interior, oil on canvas, 10×16 Born in Korea…

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