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Annette creates beautiful colourful doodles using a variety of pen mediums

Member's Showcase; Annette Kinn

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.

                     Summer Art Competition ;- Art Feeds The Soul

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

The theme for August is "Holiday/Vacation"! Create a work of art based on this theme and upload it to the theme thread:

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.

NEW Chimpanzee Challenge: 

 

http://theartcolony.ning.com/forum/topics/in-your-style-chimpanzee-08-01-2016

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 August Color Wheel Postcard Swap Complementary colors- Your choice

Create 1 postcard 6x4 for 1 partner using any pair of complementary colors -  color wheel combination(your choice). The choice of subject and material you use to create the postcard is yours.

Sign up deadline is Aug. 19, 2016

http://theartcolony.ning.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/august-colour-wheel-postcard-swap-your-choice-complementary

****Closed****Zentangle ATC Swap

Make 2 zentangle style atcs each for two partners (4 atcs total) of any color and theme you choose!

Sign up deadline is Aug 6

http://theartcolony.ning.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/new-zentangle-atc-swap

 

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Monthly Theme - August 2016

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Maxine Jordan 14 hours ago. 9 Replies

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

Summer Art Competition - Art Feeds The Soul

Started by cheekyjane in Competitions. Last reply by Kathy Orrell on Tuesday. 154 Replies

                        Competition                                Art Feeds The SoulJudges    Jane       …READ MORE

Member's Showcase - Annette Kinn

Started by cheekyjane in Artist Interviews. Last reply by Bette-Jane Schnabel on Monday. 7 Replies

Welcome to our Members Showcase! We are delighted to present Annette Kinn from Bloomsburg USAAnnette creates beautiful doodle artworks…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - September 2015

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by paul dodd Aug 18. 26 Replies

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

Acrylic techniques

Started by Krystal in Acrylic Questions & Tips. Last reply by William Barns Aug 17. 2 Replies

Hi everyone. I'm experimenting with painting and other mediums. I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to create the spiral effect in the attached picture.

Violence in Artwork?

Started by William Barns in Site Help. Last reply by Pat Aug 16. 5 Replies

HiI noticed you have a rule against violence in artwork; how strict is it? (just so I know)Also, do you have any restrictions on how dark the art can be (mood wise). My art is in quite a dark mood at the moment (see my latest upload, which is fairly…READ MORE

"In Your Style" ~ Chimpanzee ~ 08-01-2016

Started by Jo Flockton in Style Challenge. Last reply by Debra Kay Aug 16. 3 Replies

 Photo courtesy of Gary Jones of Paint My Photo.Chimpanzees (sometimes called…READ MORE

Your Favorite Colored Pencils?

Started by Andrea in Drawing Questions & Tips. Last reply by Joe Fletcher Aug 16. 8 Replies

Sorta hoping you will be able to guide me in the right direction.Money is not an issue. What are your favorites?READ MORE

Tags: pencils, colored

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Started by SNIGGER PATTERSON in Watercolor Questions & Tips Aug 13. 0 Replies

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Acrylic Layers Not Sticking

Started by Michael Wellman in Acrylic Questions & Tips. Last reply by Laurel Nichols Aug 13. 3 Replies

Hello all, I am new to the forum, and I am currently new to painting in acrylic.  I have done a lot of other art in my life, but my newest hobby is painting in acrylics on canvas.  I was doing well mixing and layering for a while when at some point…READ MORE

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