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"Galactic Gumball"

"hi this is fantastic I love the concept  xx"
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Bridge over a pond of Waterlillies.

"hi kay you did a brilliant job on this one I love the original but yours is just as good well done xx"
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Boats on the Shore

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Mandala panda

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Trouble

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My Collage's 2013 005

"oh - I really like this one lots - fascinating"
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Swap Art

Join the Swap Art Group to create and trade any kind of art, including but not limited to: ATCs, postcards, inchies, twinchies, bookmarks, dolls, jewelry and more!See More
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The Painter

"hmmm ... looks a little too light - maybe should have another go at the camera . no details in the sheds."
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Malamute eye

"nice job - i'll have to pick up some of that neat Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper to work with . "
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coloured pencil parrot

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Crowned Crane

"Wow - behold this bird - beautiful ! "
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The Art Colony is a fun, friendly online community for visual artists working in painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture and handicrafts.

 

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Member's Showcase; Angela Swensen


Angela creates her artworks using Mixed Media,Charcoal and Oils

Every 2 weeks we feature one of our members in the "Members Showcase" featuring  a selection of their art.

From time to time we will be running an Art Competition which will be for all members to take part in.

                    

                

Happening Now:

Here are some fun ways that you can join The Art Colony's latest activities;

                                                

The Theme for March is "Urban Art"! Create a work of art based on this theme and upload it to the theme thread: 

http://theartcolony.ning.com/forum/topics/monthly-theme-march-2017

See what others created, too!http://theartcolony.ning.com/forum/categories/monthly-theme-forum/listForCategory

Every month a photo will be posted to use as a reference/inspiration for an art piece you create, In Your Style! The Challenges are open to all artists, whatever your medium. We're looking forward to seeing the diversity in art that one photo creates!

Style Challenges are always open and you can post your art in them at any time.

Style Challenge is taking a small break........will be back soon..!

If you want please do take a look at all the previous Style Challenges and if you feel inclined ...add some art in Your Style ......we would love to see it...!

Check out all of the style challenges here: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/categories/style-challenge/listForCategory

Create and swap art with your fellow Art Colonists in the Swap Art Group! The following swaps are currently open for sign-up:

***NEW*** "In the Style of...Mondrian" atc swap

Make 2 regulation size atc each for 2 partners(4 total) in the style of Piet Mondrain.

Sign up deadline is March 17, 2017- Partners Posted

http://theartcolony.ning.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/new-in-the-style-of-mondrian-atc-swap

Forum

The lowdown on mediums

Started by Glen Billett in Oil Painting Questions & Tips. Last reply by Brian G Strange 3 hours ago. 4 Replies

I use linseed oil and then only very little. I find the more I paint the less medium I use, except for blocking in at the start.Which medium do you use for your oils? Do you use it at all? Do you mix several products together?READ MORE

Discussion for "INTO THE GREENHOUSE "

Started by Brian G Strange in Critique Corner - Request & Receive Feedback Here yesterday. 0 Replies

Just a general critique ? Anybody ? READ MORE

An oops! moment on my lion painting

Started by Dallas Nyberg in Works in Progress. Last reply by Brian G Strange on Wednesday. 5 Replies

Oops!... sticky fingers! I had a hissy fit moment, when I rested my finger on the canvas near his ear.... I had wet paint on the side of my finger and it stuck to the painting. After several unsuccessful attempts trying to repairing the damage, I…READ MORE

uploading pictures and art

Started by april beasley in Site Help. Last reply by Brian G Strange on Wednesday. 23 Replies

I am having problems with uploading my profile picture and my artwork. Does it always take a long time. It doesn't seem to be working but there is no bar that shows the process so maybe I am just being impatient? Please help.

Tags: pics., uploading, artwork, pic, profile

Monthly Theme - March 2017

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Mairi McLeod on Tuesday. 33 Replies

Welcome to the monthly theme for March. Artwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!!This month's theme is - Urban Art The theme is open to all artists whatever your medium.Please post your finished artwork in this discussion thread.Feel free to…READ MORE

Member's Showcase - Angela Swensen

Started by cheekyjane in Artist Interviews. Last reply by Suz Darran on Sunday. 3 Replies

Welcome to our Members Showcase! We are delighted to present Angela Swensen from USAAngela's art works are done using Mixed Media,Charcoal and Oils   To see more of…READ MORE

Member's Showcase - Kay Shute

Started by cheekyjane in Artist Interviews. Last reply by Kay on Saturday. 35 Replies

Welcome to our Members Showcase! We are delighted to present Kay Shute from Australia Kay's art works are done using Acrylics and various other mediumsTo see more of Kay's…READ MORE

Where are all the watercolorists on here?

Started by Diana Colt in Watercolor Questions & Tips. Last reply by Barb John Mar 17. 11 Replies

Hi all, I am new to the Art Colony, and new to the world of art period.  I am 68 years young and am just now taking my first art class, a watercolor class and I am loving it. I am not very good but I am learning! I would love to hear from other…READ MORE

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