CALL FOR ENTRIES OPEN NOW!

EXCITING NEWS! In November 2016, Principle Gallery will be hosting a juried exhibition, and the CALL FOR ENTRIES IS OPEN NOW! We are thrilled to have Teresa Oaxaca as our guest juror for this exhibition, called “Root to Bloom: Places Artists Call Home.” Check out our website HERE to read more and to enter! And…

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Technique Tuesdays: the Art of the Self-Portrait

What is it? This week’s Technique Tuesday subject is not a new concept for anyone (particularly in today’s “selfie” filled world!). But not only is the self-portrait is an important exercise for an artist to undertake, it is also significant to view as well, and provides fascinating insight into an artist’s mind or mood. These artists, who spend…

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Technique Tuesday: Pentimenti

What is it? A pentimento (the plural is “pentimenti”) is an alteration in an artwork that becomes apparent by the marks and traces left behind from the artist’s original strokes. Although it is derived from the (you guessed it!) Italian word meaning “to repent,” it’s not quite accurate to call these marks mistakes. For a long…

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Technique Tuesdays: Imprimatura

Welcome back to Technique Tuesday! Today’s post is going to look at a technique that we all saw in action at Friday night’s fantastic live painting demo with Teresa Oaxaca. If you missed it, be sure to keep an eye out for when we upload the photos and videos from that night, as well as…

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Perspective of a Model

Following Friday night’s demo with Teresa Oaxaca we asked our lovely intern Barbara to share her experience as a model for Teresa. Here is what she had to say. My favorite part about interning at Principle is the rare glance into an artist’s creative world. You can read up on their background or ask them…

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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 Tusedays: The Mahl Stick

What is it? Today’s Technique Tuesday takes a look “behind the scenes” at a handy artist’s tool known as the mahl stick (sometimes spelled mahlstick or maulstick). A mahl stick typically looks something like this: This kind of mahl stick is held in the non-painting hand, though some mahl sticks (like one we’ll see in…

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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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The WPW Collector’s Preview is now available at the link below!

Women Painting Women : Collector’s Preview SNEAK PEEK of all 86 paintings juried into 2014 WPW out of 743 international submissions, and also a few words from Guest Juror Allison Malfronte + Principle Gallery about the Women Painting Women movement – ENJOY!  

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Footage of Teresa Oaxaca’s Live Painting Demo – Now On Our YouTube Channel!

If you follow gallery events, or any of our social media pages (If you don’t yet, you should! New content posted regularly on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!) you likely remember Teresa Oaxaca’s live painting demonstration from April. (And if you missed it, you can check out the blog post here.) The demo was a fantastic…

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