How Soft Brush Studio was named

People often ask me how and why I named my oriental brush painting studio.  Well, here goes!! From my martial arts study I was advised by my first martial arts instructor to change my medium from oils to the Chinese … Read More

Darlene’s Art

My oriental brush paintings are featured today on facebook by Xanadu Gallery. Here is the linkhttps://www.facebook.com/XanaduGallery  Enjoy

workshop in oriental brush painting

Oriental Brush Painting Workshop August 14-19, 2017 for all skill levels. Space is limited with room for only 3 more students if anyone is interested. At the end of the workshop you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. Please … Read More

Oriental Art Workshop

Next week I am seriously advertising for my oriental art workshop for August 14-19, 2017. Alexandria, VA I only have space for 5 students left to fill. Great response so far. If you are interested please go to www.darlenekaplan.com click … Read More

West Meets East exhibition

Darlene Kaplan is one of the artist represented  in this exhibition of Oriental Paintings & Calligraphy by Western Artist. CCACC Art Gallery Gaithersburg, MD.

New Oriental Brush Painting session

Next 6 weeks session in oriental brush painting classes start March 2-April 7.  To register please go to www.darlenekaplan.com. Classes are taught by International/National award winning artist, Darlene Kaplan in Soft Brush Studio at 4609 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310 … Read More

Art Exhibition SAG

Everyone Invited Springfield Art Guild Members The 2017 Franconia Government Center Show and Raffle Franconia Government Center, 6121 Franconia Road . Alexandria, VA . 22310 Art Show, Free Event & Free Parking • What: The 2017 Franconia Government Center Art … Read More

Greetings from Soft Brush Studio

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. May your lights stay bright and your brush stay wet. Just wanted to pass on the 6 weeks schedule for my next oriental brush painting session. It starts on Jan. 5th, 2017. For information if … Read More

oriental brush painting

Oriental brush painting in progress. Moon or no moon??? www.darlenekaplan.com

International Award Winning Artist

Received my two oriental brush paintings from China. The mountings on the scrolls were very nice. I was so impressed by the professional book featuring all the artist, the certificate, and the award winning plaque. This was the International Chinese … Read More

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