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"Lovely work, Laura I like her peaceful expression. Nice work too on the necklace and embroidery of her veil. "
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Indian Bride

"She looks so peaceful. I love it. Fabulous portrait!"
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Lady by the window

"No wonder it sold. Her dress is gorgeous. Beautifully done work, Laura! "
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Mary Rogers commented on Laura Michaelidou's photo
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Indian Bride

"Beautiful! Gorgeous portrait, Laura!"
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Laura Michaelidou posted artwork
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Ruth E. Sager posted artwork
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"If that's the scene from the car park, then you are one lucky man ! Seriously, very good work, you have a good imagination."
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Ruth E. Sager posted a status
"Hi everybody I took a break from doing my art. My eyes are good now. Back to cartoon characters and landscapes. Thank you."
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Laura Michaelidou commented on Mairi McLeod's photo
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Dear deer in the snow

"Great painting Mairi. Like the effect."
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Laura Michaelidou commented on Kathy Prendergast's photo
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Chawan Sketch

"Very nice it is too. Like the texture of the cup. Not seen one before. "
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Laura Michaelidou commented on nora shepley's photo
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"Wow ! That is one big hat. Love your work Nora. This one actually reminds me of a young Madonna."
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Nick Nicholson posted an image

Victoria

Still practicing my portraits it my look like a nude but it is not the dress was strapless.
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Laura Michaelidou commented on David Munroe Art's photo
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The Soul of the Black Fish by David Munroe

"Excellent work David. Love the way you tell a story with your work. Really enjoyed looking at your gallery."
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“Pretty Witch”

"I chose this one as my favourite. I like the way you portrayed the witch as pretty. You have quite a unique style. Good work my friend."
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The Theme for October is "Anything Spooky  (Halloween)"! Create a work of art based on this theme and upload it to the theme thread:

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Monthly Theme - October 2017

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Maureen Watson yesterday. 10 Replies

Welcome to the monthly theme for October. Artwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!!This month's theme is - Anything Spooky (Halloween) The theme is open to all artists whatever your medium.Please post your finished artwork in this discussion…READ MORE

Oil Paints

Started by Helan Webb in General Art Room. Last reply by Glen Billett yesterday. 1 Reply

Is there any difference between Van Dyke brown & Raw Umber ?  I'm reluctant to spend the money if only to find they aren't the same. READ MORE

Photos for artists

Started by Chris Rose in General Art Room. Last reply by Pat on Thursday. 5 Replies

I wonder if anyone else here uses this website (www.photos4artists.co.uk).I have used it for some time now and is a very good site for royalty free images. the photos are alsofree with very little…READ MORE

Fixer

Started by Nick Nicholson in General Art Room. Last reply by Nick Nicholson on Thursday. 2 Replies

Hi guysWhat can be used instead of using an expensive fixerREAD MORE

Watercolor pencils buying more

Started by Pauline S Lane in Watercolor Questions & Tips Oct 11. 0 Replies

When I use some of my watercolor pencils a lot taking paint directly from the pen tip, it really wears down the pencil fast.Is there a way to purchase replacement pencils as they wear out?  Do you know any companies that do this?ThanksREAD MORE

Painting my pets with ArtRage

Started by Pauline S Lane in General Art Room. Last reply by Pauline S Lane Oct 11. 2 Replies

I use ArtRage (Digital Art) for most of my painting and I'm hoping to learn about water coloring here.When one of my pets dies, I honor his/her memory by painting them and hanging them in the house in my "art gallery"  They seem to turn out better…READ MORE

A painting of a Cobb & Co mail coach

Started by Dallas Nyberg in Works in Progress. Last reply by Dallas Nyberg Oct 11. 4 Replies

Hi all...I am presently working on a painting of a horse drawn, Cobb & Co mail coach..These coaches were once used in Australia too carry passengers and mail to the remote regions. They are very similar to the Wells Fargo coaches in the USA.This…READ MORE

image size?

Started by Pauline S Lane in Site Help Oct 8. 0 Replies

I read the uploading images help page and tried to upload one.  It didn't work so I am wondering if there is a size limit on images to upload?  Also  why is there an "attach file" and also an "image upload" button?Thanks,PaulineREAD MORE

Painting backgrounds with water color pencils

Started by Pauline S Lane in Watercolor Questions & Tips Oct 8. 0 Replies

HI, I am new here and just started playing around with water color pencils.  I've thrown away a few and kept a couple of them but I am having trouble with backgrounds.  Can I get some advice on making nice backgrounds?  I like the washed look but I…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - September 2017

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Beverly J Raffaele Sep 28. 13 Replies

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

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