July 14, 2020

Curating a show isn’t something I have any experience with, so for this article, I reached out to Raleigh-based painter Alia El-Bermani. Nestled among Alia’s many titles, which include artist, teacher, and business owner, is that of a curator.

After completing her BFA,...

April 23, 2020

A painting starts in the mind. It must. From there, the complicated, elusive, grinding process of getting your vision onto a canvas begins. Gathering one’s visual data, be it from life, sketches, field work, collected props, or reference photos, you reference all these...

February 11, 2020

Guest writer and artist, Julie Petro, shares with us her tips to mastering a limited palette using color scales. 

Limited palettes are a great way to learn and practice many fundamental aspects of painting. Yellow ochre, cadmium red, ivory black and white are known as t...

December 10, 2019

There is something so magical about capturing someone's essence on canvas. I'm fascinated and frustrated in equal measures as I try to learn to be a better portrait artist. I love the energy of painting from life, be it people or landscapes. Several years ago, I came a...