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Jenifer Nadira Knight commented on Mark Bedwell's photo
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A fisherman's tale

"Beautiful work, Friend!  Fishermen.  They have such a hard life, it's backbreaking hard work, yet people still gripe about the price of fresh fish!  "
13 minutes ago
Eliz Hunt replied to Stacy Woolsey's discussion ***Closed***Insect/Bug atc swap in the group Swap Art
"You are Welcome Debra! I've been looking for a way to use my random collection of paint samples I've collected and yes it's perfect! so many colors and uses! The metallic samples are from lowes if you are looking for more! "
35 minutes ago
Eliz Hunt replied to Stacy Woolsey's discussion ***Closed***Insect/Bug atc swap in the group Swap Art
"Finally getting around to post the cards I got from Stacy! Thank you so much they really brightened my day when I found them in my mail box! Wonderful!"
38 minutes ago
John Andreou posted artwork
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VC liked Mark Bedwell's photo
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VC commented on VC's photo
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Dorothy Macready commented on John Andreou's photo
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Roger Moore 007 - RIP

"Great portrait John.  I remember him way back when he played St. Lancelot (I think) and The Saint before his Bond days.  He will be missed by his many fans and family. Dorothy"
1 hour ago
Barbara McEwen commented on Barbara McEwen's photo
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Cow

"Thanks, that is helpful Ramnath!"
1 hour ago
John Andreou commented on Mark Bedwell's photo
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A fisherman's tale

"Wow Mark - you take it to a higher level buddy - fantastic artwork !!!!!"
2 hours ago
Pris Hardy replied to Brenda Morgado's discussion My grandson's pastel portrait in the group Portraits
"I overlaid your drawing in red over the ref pic in blk&wh.  There really are only a couple of places that need a bit of tweaking.  I think that deepening values will make a big difference."
2 hours ago
Mark Bedwell posted an image

A fisherman's tale

Line & wash, on 15x20 Crescent extra heavy watercolour board........and knowing fishermen as well as I do, it'll be worth hearing. Whether it's true or not is another matter......strange unworldly goings on way out in the Atlantic.....a fleet of…
2 hours ago
Pris Hardy replied to Brenda Morgado's discussion My grandson's pastel portrait in the group Portraits
"You did a nice job Brenda!  People portraits are tough to do because those who love them can be very critical...simply because they aren't seeing the little details that they recognize.  You are very close, but the proportions are…"
3 hours ago
Suz Darran commented on cheekyjane's photo
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Suz Darran commented on cheekyjane's photo
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Funky Birds Card

"Oh! so cute"
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Suz Darran commented on cheekyjane's photo
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Suz Darran commented on Suz Darran's photo
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Pink

"Thanks..............Harry13"
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Pris Hardy liked Brenda Morgado's discussion My grandson's pastel portrait
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linda sanford commented on Paul Dodd's photo
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The sea mount

"The movement of the waves and sunset are just beautiful."
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linda sanford commented on Ted's photo
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Summertime Blues

"Beautiful girl. Love the colours.  I wonder what she is thinking?"
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linda sanford commented on Randy A Ainsworth's photo
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KINGFISHERS

"Really beautiful.  Love the colours"
3 hours ago
 

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The Theme for May is "Flower Power"! Create a work of art based on this theme and upload it to the theme thread: 

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***Closed***Bug/Insect ATC swap---Partners posted

Create 2 regulation size atcs for 2 partners(total 4 atcs) with the Bug/Insect theme for Spring with your choice of style and materials.  

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Monthly Theme - May 2017

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by linda sanford 3 hours ago. 40 Replies

Welcome to the monthly theme for May. Artwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!!This month's theme is - Flower Power (suggested by Nelson) The theme is open to all artists whatever your medium.Please post your finished artwork in this discussion…READ MORE

Help with portraits

Started by Brenda Morgado in Critique Corner - Request & Receive Feedback Here. Last reply by Dorothy Macready 4 hours ago. 1 Reply

 Hi everyone I need help from you artist who are proficient  in pastel portraits . I love to do portraits in pastels most of all ...here is my problem I would like help on how to get a better likeness of my subjects . Below is my grandson Max who is…READ MORE

Site Problems - ALL MEMBERS please Read!

Started by cheekyjane in General Art Room. Last reply by cheekyjane on Friday. 6 Replies

As you are all aware the Site has some how got a little messed up on every page........I really do not know how this has occurred and know that it is something to do with the CSS coding.I am doing my best to get this fixed.....I am having to seek…READ MORE

DecoArt 2 Step Perfect Crackle - Help

Started by Robyn Smith in Mixed Media & Altered Art Questions & Tips May 16. 0 Replies

My daughter is currently finishing an Art piece for school and wishes to apply a transparent crackle finish on top.  We have practised many times with no luck.It is an acrylic painting on stretched canvas.  If anyone has any luck doing this we would…READ MORE

Inviting friends

Started by Brenda Morgado in Site Help. Last reply by Kathy Orrell May 11. 1 Reply

Sorry to bother you folks but I am having a bit of a problem learning the ways of the site . I can't figure out how to do a site friend invite ..HelpREAD MORE

Member's Showcase - VC

Started by cheekyjane in Artist Interviews. Last reply by VC May 11. 13 Replies

Welcome to our Members Showcase! We are delighted to present VC from USA VC's art works are done using various mediumsTo see more of VC's work; please visit his Gallery;- …READ MORE

Help I am new

Started by Brenda Morgado in Site Help. Last reply by Brenda Morgado May 10. 2 Replies

I can pretty much figure out stuff . I just uploaded my first painting . I haven't painted in over a year due to serious depression , that I struggle with all the time it just got a tight hold on me for some time . I am push to get involved again…READ MORE

Autumn Boy

Started by maurina Hendrickson in Critique Corner - Request & Receive Feedback Here May 10. 0 Replies

I'm new here and I just wanted to get some feedback on a painting I've been working on

Tiger

Started by Daryll Geddes in Style Challenge. Last reply by Daryll Geddes May 8. 2 Replies

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