International Award – Oriental Brush Painting

So happy to be awarded the Council Special Award for one of my oriental brush paintings titled “Many Shrimp”. Here is my piece of art exhibited in the AnShan City China Exhibition 2017. Just keep in mind that it is … Read More

New Oriental Brush Painting

OK, now it is time to get back to reality and start entering art competitions and focus on the business side of art.  www.darlenekaplan.com  Follow me on facebook

Check Out New Web Site

Have a new web site.  Check it out and let me know what you think. http://www.darlenekaplan.com/gallery/

new website

Just updated my website. Let me know if you like it.  www.darlenekaplan.com

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

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

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

Pursuing Galleries & dealing with rejections

Being rejected as an artist hurts no matter how many times you get rejected. I don’t think that anyone really gets used to it but I also think that it makes us really look at our art. I know it … Read More

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