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Dorothy Macready commented on Paul Dodd's photo
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you can't reach

"Funny and true to life.  Many years ago we had a little black and white cat and our neighbour had an Alsatian.  Our cat would run along the wall taking a flying leap onto the garage roof and the dog would stand there barking at him.…"
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Harry13 commented on Paul Dodd's photo
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smugglers moon

"I agree with Marilyn Paul. H"
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Harry13 commented on Paul Dodd's photo
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you can't reach

"Nice one Paul. H"
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Mylene Salonga posted artwork
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Marilyn G commented on Robert Tranchida's photo
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"Fascinating Robert,  good to let the eye roam around. "
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Marilyn G commented on Paul Dodd's photo
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flower pot

"Very cheery and natural Paul."
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Marilyn G commented on Paul Dodd's photo
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smugglers moon

"Good finishing idea Paul!"
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Paul Dodd posted artwork
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Marilyn G liked Robert Tranchida's photo
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Marilyn G commented on Nick Nicholson's photo
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Vixen

"This us excellent for a first Nick, keep going!"
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Nick Nicholson commented on Nick Nicholson's photo
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Vixen

"Thanks a lot I really appreciate all your support. Chat soon"
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Dorothy Macready commented on Paul Dodd's photo
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"Love the colours.  Put a T.Shirt on Rusty.  My friend's dog was badly injured when another dog took a chunk out of her.  She loved her T.Shirt. "
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Harry13 liked Paul Dodd's photo
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Harry13 commented on Paul Dodd's photo
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safe haven

"Nice one Paul. Well done. H"
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Harry13 commented on Paul Dodd's photo
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flower pot

"Great colours Paul. Well done.H"
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Harry13 commented on Ed Holland's photo
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fridays orse

"Wanna reach out and stroke him he looks so real. Well done Ed. Have a good weekend to. H"
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Harry13 commented on Paul Dodd's photo
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waiting for lunch

"Nice one Paul. Love the way the dog is looking at the cats. Well done. H"
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Ed Holland posted an image

fridays orse

seeing us through the weekendhave a good 'un, everybodygraphite on 229gsm Mellotex board
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Lydia Malan commented on Lydia Malan's photo
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The Lighthouse

"Thanks Kathy for the kind comments"
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Mark Bedwell commented on Paul Dodd's photo
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join the crowd or be yourself

"I'll choose the latter thanks Paul. :o)"
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The Theme for September is "Reflections"! Create a work of art based on this theme and upload it to the theme thread:

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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!

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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...!

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

**NEW** Song Lyrics ATC swap


"Music is art that goes in the ears straight to the heart." Create 2 ATCs each for 2 partners based on favorite song lyrics. Your style and choice of materials.
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Blending and fading pastels

Started by Nick Nicholson in Pastel Questions & Tips on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Hi all I would like as a new artist some tips on blending and fading soft oil pastels which if any do people use that give the best effects.

Just found the Colony

Started by Nick Nicholson in General Art Room Sep 17. 0 Replies

Hi everyone I have just found this page and I think this page is awesome and I'm sure this will be a great help to a new artist like myself, I'm still finding my why around the site at present,welcome any advice from anyone. Cheers Nick

Different Pastels/TShirt Transfer

Started by Melissa Gardiner in Pastel Questions & Tips. Last reply by Tamera Zarr Sep 14. 1 Reply

So, I have oils pastels, which I read are not supposed to crumble as much as soft/hard pastels. Yet when  I use them, the leave blobbies on the paper or on the pastel itself, that I then have to brush/wipe off. Is this normal?Also, I am using the…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - September 2017

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Kathy Orrell Sep 7. 5 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

Best oil paints and medium for a beginner?

Started by Lakes in Oil Painting Questions & Tips. Last reply by Beverly J Raffaele Sep 1. 6 Replies

HiI love working with acrylic but they always dry really fast and I have to mix a gradient of colour before I\ start painting, so I was thinking of trying out Oil paints!I am new to oil paints and would love for someone to recommend any brand of…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - August 2017

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Suz Darran Aug 31. 27 Replies

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

Photos for artists

Started by Chris Rose in General Art Room. Last reply by Beverly J Raffaele Aug 30. 2 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

A bit more done on my cat painting

Started by Dallas Nyberg in Works in Progress. Last reply by Beverly J Raffaele Aug 30. 1 Reply

This has been a long process.... now 50 hours of painting and still more to go...The perils of being a high detail artist...I will include all updates here..…READ MORE

New colors coming soon for M. Graham oil range

Started by Scott Locaputo in General Art Room. Last reply by Scott Locaputo Aug 17. 1 Reply

After years of me sending e-mails to my favorite paint manufacturer(M. Graham) to expand their range of colors for their oils and acrylics,especially Chromium oxide green, I received an email from M. Graham today. Here is what they wrote to me.We…READ MORE

Your Favorite Colored Pencils?

Started by Andrea in Drawing Questions & Tips. Last reply by Mary Rogers Aug 16. 10 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

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