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Grandmother and Child

"beautiful and touching piece Anne John"
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a norse

"Nice norse Ed.....but of course all your graphite is wonderful . have a good un buddy."
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Abstract blotting

"Interesting abstract Mairi....I always find abstracts interesting to look at in detail for shapes and contrasts....very nice. "
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"Anybody hear from Sophie? I have two cards ready to go."
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Doggies in the window

"Glad Rusty found a good home!"
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a norse

have a great weekend, everyone
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Abstract blotting

water based oils left over from a painting - used a palette knife and also over printed to use the paint up- waste not want not.
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Grandmother and Child

"Thank you Paul, Pamela and Mary."
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A Wonderful Smile- Acrylic

"Wonderful Portrait John. Well Done. H"
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Tennessee Walking Horse- Pastel

"Excellent painting John as per. Well done. H"
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lipstickflower1

"Beautiful Painting Anita. Well done"
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Exhilaration

"John has taken the words out of my mouth Marilyn. Excellent Painting. xxx"
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The Theme for January is "Seasons"! Create a work of art based on this theme and upload it to the theme thread:

http://theartcolony.ning.com/forum/topics/monthly-theme-january-2018

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:

 ***Closed*** ATC swap ***Partners posted

Participants will create 2 atcs each for 2 partners(total 4 atcs) based on the theme of "New".  Sign up deadline is January 12.

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

****New Monthly Mandala Postcard Swap****

Create one Mandala Postcard rectangular or square 6" x 4" or 4" x 4" for one partner using colours Blue and Purple.....Sign up deadline is January 20th 2018.

http://theartcolony.ning.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/monthly-mandala-postcard-2018-january-blue-and-purple?xg_source=activity

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Monthly Theme - January 2018

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by TartMe Tracey 13 hours ago. 7 Replies

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

The Colour Mixing Thread.

Started by Glen Billett in General Art Room Jan 6. 0 Replies

Hi everyoneI've had a tube of Indian Yellow (green) hanging around and today I tried mixing it with some Burnt Umber. It produced the most beautiful muted olive/gold/yellowy colour, fantastic for foliage or grass.Various manufacturers will call it…READ MORE

A painting of a Cobb & Co mail coach - finished

Started by Dallas Nyberg in General Art Room. Last reply by Dallas Nyberg Dec 31, 2017. 2 Replies

After many stops and starts...my Cobb &Co painting is finally finished.It was a tough one, very complicated subjects....I had to take a bit of artistic license here and there...some of the details in the reference photo were obscured.I'm happy…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - December 2017

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by christine stuart Dec 27, 2017. 11 Replies

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

A joke for you

Started by Glen Billett in General Art Room. Last reply by Dick Hutchings Dec 26, 2017. 1 Reply

How many artists does it take to change a light bulb?Ten. One to change it, and nine to reassure them about how good it looks.READ MORE

Old Holland Oils

Started by Glen Billett in Oil Painting Questions & Tips. Last reply by Dick Hutchings Dec 15, 2017. 4 Replies

Does anyone have experience with Old Holland oils? I want to try them in a limited palette but would like some opinions first as they are expensive...READ MORE

Limit to Primary Colors?

Started by Lloyd W Thibodeau in Oil Painting Questions & Tips. Last reply by Lloyd W Thibodeau Dec 11, 2017. 3 Replies

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Transparent vase with water and stems

Started by Karen Gider in Acrylic Questions & Tips. Last reply by Dick Hutchings Dec 11, 2017. 14 Replies

Hi  EveryoneI need lots of advice and hints please.I am drawing a long glass vase\jug that will have water and the stems of flowers ın .Im not quıte sure how to create the transparency......Thanks in advanceKarenREAD MORE

Acrylic painting using retarder or extender

Started by Perry Harkins in Acrylic Questions & Tips. Last reply by Dick Hutchings Dec 11, 2017. 5 Replies

Hey, I'm fixing to start a painting & I've never used acrylic paint retarder or extender before. I've read different ways to apply it but, nowhere tells me how much to use. I'm interested if anyone has mixed some in a spray bottle with water…READ MORE

Tags: extender, retarder, paint, Acrylic

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