Greetings 2023! We are so excited for what this year has in store. However, first we want to thank our artists, collectors, supporters, friends, and families for a very successful 2022! It was a great year filled with tons of amazing artwork and we could not be more grateful. So what’s in store for 2023, … More What’s to come in 2023!
14th Annual International Guild of Realism Exhibition After all the crazy and time consuming preparation for the International Guild of Realism’s 14th Annual Reception Exhibition it opened on the eve September 20th, 2019. The night turned out to be a fun filled and jam packed array of art loving viewers and fabulous artists to boot. … More September 20th: The Night of Artist Galore
We are happy to announce that we will be holding the 14th Annual Juried Exhibition for the International Guild of Realism (IGOR) on September 20th 2019 from 6:30pm- 9:30pm! It is open to anyone who wishes to look at art! The International Guild of Realism is an international group of artists that took off in … More Realism, Wine, and a Brushstrokes!
Principle Gallery wishes a huge CONGRATULATIONS to each of the IGOR 10th Annual Juried Exhibition award winners, as well as all the brilliant and talented artists whose work made it into this exhibition! And also, thank you so much to everyone who came out to join us last night and made the reception such a success! … More IGOR 10th Annual Juried Exhibition Award Winners
What is it? If you read last week’s Technique Tuesday post about Realism, you already got a sneak peek at the fun that is trompe-l’oeil! A French term which translates to “deceive the eye,” trompe-l’oeil is a technique that creates an optical illusion that what is painted or drawn is actually three-dimensional. Even very realistically … More Technique Tuesday: Trompe-l’oeil
Realism….Hyperrealism….Trompe l’oeil….There are many terms we use in the art world to describe the style in which something is painted, and even for those of us who work in the field, it can get a little confusing at times. The nuances of these styles and movements can be very subtle, but today we’ll just cover the … More Technique Tuesday: Style and the Spectrum of Realism
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 … More Technique Tuesdays: Chiaroscuro