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 Tuesdays: Positive & Negative Space

What is it? The concept of positive and negative space is a fairly simple one. The subject of a work of art occupies the positive space, while everything else is considered negative space. Nearly every piece of representational art contains positive and negative space. The way that artists make use of positive and negative space…

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Technique Tuesdays: Tenebrism

Remember the Technique Tuesday post where we took a look at chiaroscuro? Today’s post is going to take a look at a very cool technique, closely related to chiaroscuro: tenebrism. What is it? Tenebrism, like chiaroscuro, is all about the use of lights and darks. Where chiaroscuro is used to create a sense of depth,…

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Technique Tuesdays: Limited Palette

What is it? This week we’re taking a look at a method that some artists use to help enhance their work by creating color harmony and balance–the use of a limited palette. This is pretty much just what it sounds like. Thanks to the advances made over many centuries, artists today can go into an…

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Studio Selfie Saturday: Valerio D’Ospina

Happy Saturday! Today’s Studio Selfie features an artist whose work is included in this month’s fantastic juried cityscape exhibition Urban Aspect–if you haven’t yet, be sure you check out the show in person or on our website, by clicking here! Originally from Taranto, Italy, cityspcape painter Valerio D’Ospina now lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.…

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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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