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Member's Showcase; Paul Dodd


Paul creates his artworks using Acrylics and Watercolour

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.

                    

                

Happening Now:

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

                                                

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

http://theartcolony.ning.com/forum/topics/monthly-theme-april-2017

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***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.  

Sign up date April 7

http://theartcolony.ning.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/new-insect-bug-atc-swap?xg_source=activity

 

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Member's Showcase - Paul Dodd

Started by cheekyjane in Artist Interviews. Last reply by Paul Dodd 11 hours ago. 14 Replies

Welcome to our Members Showcase! We are delighted to present Paul Dodd from the UK Paul's art works are done using  Watercolour and AcrylicsTo see more of…READ MORE

Discussion for "INTO THE GREENHOUSE "

Started by Brian G Strange in Critique Corner - Request & Receive Feedback Here. Last reply by Glen Billett yesterday. 1 Reply

Just a general critique ? Anybody ? READ MORE

Pastel pencils

Started by Brian Galyer in Pastel Questions & Tips on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Hi,I have an un used box of 36 pastel pencils collecting dust and they need a good home. All I would like is the cost of postage for them.BrianREAD MORE

Member's Showcase - John Andreou

Started by cheekyjane in Artist Interviews. Last reply by Kathy Orrell Apr 16. 12 Replies

Welcome to our Members Showcase! We are delighted to present John Andreou from the UK                                                John's art works are done using a…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - April 2017

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Terry Carter Apr 15. 4 Replies

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

returning comments for comments made on my work

Started by Randy A Ainsworth in Site Help. Last reply by Randy A Ainsworth Apr 13. 2 Replies

There does not seem to be a reply button that I can click in order to thank people for commenting on my work - if you can let me know how to reply to comments left I would very much appreciate it.Thanks.READ MORE

Tiger

Started by Daryll Geddes in Style Challenge. Last reply by Brian Galyer Apr 12. 1 Reply

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Tags: painting, fabric, tiger

Adding shadows to a geranium pot with Acrylic paint.

Started by Johnell Patrick in Acrylic Questions & Tips. Last reply by Johnell Patrick Apr 10. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,I am stuck ... I am busy painting a similar picture as this one but you will note that I have added a pot under the flowers in the left corner.  However no matter how I try, I can not get the shadow right that comes under the pot. Please…READ MORE

Acrylic painting using retarder or extender

Started by Perry Harkins in Acrylic Questions & Tips. Last reply by Lucie Beauchesne Apr 7. 3 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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