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

2017 Oriental Painting Workshop

2017 Oriental Painting Workshop: 6 day oriental brush painting workshop 2017 taught by InternationalNational award winning artist Darlene Kaplan. Lunch included. Please go to www.darlenekaplan.com for application. Space is limited fi

Oriental Brush Painting in Progress

Can’t believe it is almost 80 out today. Love the colors of the leaves that are just turning beautiful colors. Enjoy this beginning of an oriental brush painting that I started today in Soft Brush Studio, Alexandria, VA. Will publish … Read More

Fall session in oriental brush painting classes

Fall session in oriental brush painting classes start November 3rd taught by International/National award winning artist Darlene Kaplan in Alexandria, VA. Please go to www.darlenekaplan.com to register.

Chinese Calligraphy Class

Today was day three of Chinese Calligraphy School at Wei Hwa Chinese School in Burke, VA. This is really harder than it looks. Here is a sample of my hard work today. Be kind, it is only my 3rd day,lol. … Read More

Oriental brush painting winner

Well, it seems I won 3 awards instead of one. Guess next time I better read the entire letter. www.darlenekaplan.com Open 2016 Online Art Exhibition Winning Artist Announced. Jupiter, FL- October 1, 2016/ Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery … Read More

Winning Artist, Darlene Kaplan

Just received notice that I am an award winner of Light Space & Time online Gallery, Open 2016 Art Exhibition. Here is the image of the winner & ribbon.. www.darlenekaplan.com Peony & Bird by Darlene Kaplan  

Fall Session Oriental Brush Painting

Fall session in oriental brush painting classes start soon. Register early to reserve your space. Go to www.darlenekaplan.com for details and application form. Hope to see you in class.  

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