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The Art Colony is a fun, friendly online community for visual artists working in painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture and handicrafts.

 

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 Diana creates beautiful artworks using Graphite and Watercolours

Member's Showcase; Diana Heater

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.

                    

                

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

                                                

The Theme for December is "Christmas"! 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.

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:

New December Colour Wheel Postcard Swap -  Green and Red

Create 1 postcard 6x4 for 1 partner using Green and Red - colour wheel combination, complimentary colours. The choice of subject and material you use to create the postcard is yours.

Sign up deadline is 9th December 2016

http://theartcolony.ning.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/december-colourwheel-postcard-green-and-red-complementary-colours

 ***New*** "In the style of......Marc Chagall" atc swap

A return to the Masters swaps...Create 2 regulation size atcs each for 2 partners(total of 4 atcs) in the style of artist Marc Chagall

Sign up deadline is December 4, 2016

http://theartcolony.ning.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/new-in-the-style-of-marc-chagall-atc-swap

 

***New***Old-Fashioned Christmas Postcard Swap

Create one 4”X6” postcard for 1 partner using the theme of an old fashioned Christmas classic or vintage and any materials of your choice.

Sign up deadline Dec. 4

http://theartcolony.ning.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/old-fashioned-christmas-postcard-swap

 

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Member's Showcase - Diana Heater

Started by cheekyjane in Artist Interviews. Last reply by Anne Withers 10 hours ago. 6 Replies

Welcome to our Members Showcase! We are delighted to present Diana Heater from USA  Diana creates beautiful artwork in Graphite and WatercolourTo see more of Diana's work;…READ MORE

Be brutal.

Started by Glen Billett in Critique Corner - Request & Receive Feedback Here 15 hours ago. 0 Replies

So I'm pretty new here and everyone seems nice, but I'd like some honest observations about my latest painting.I do think that this painting is a stepping stone for me and overall I'm happy with it, although I didn't follow some of the guidelines I…READ MORE

Preventing smudging of my pastel paintings

Started by Lim Chin Han in Pastel Questions & Tips. Last reply by Dorothy Macready 16 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hi, I work with pastels a fair bit and love the medium, but am having lots of problems getting my pastels to stay on the paper despite my applying layers upon layers of fixative. I'm now using Daler and Rowney's perfix colourless fixative (after…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - December 2016

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by linda sanford 16 hours ago. 2 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

Member's Showcase - Anatoliy Yurashchuk

Started by cheekyjane in Artist Interviews. Last reply by Lin Oldfield on Saturday. 6 Replies

Welcome to our Members Showcase! We are delighted to present Anatoliy Yurashchuk from the UK Anatoliy creates beautiful Landscapes and…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - November 2016

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by cheekyjane on Friday. 21 Replies

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

Transparent vase with water and stems

Started by Karen Gider in Acrylic Questions & Tips. Last reply by Karen Gider Nov 27. 10 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

Disappearing color...

Started by Debbie in General Art Room. Last reply by Debbie Nov 25. 3 Replies

Hi to everyone .   I have a strange problem ,   I've noticed that in the last few weeks when I color in my popular coloring books, within a few minutes the color fades and almost disappears. I have FC polychromos and Prismacolor Premier and Derwent…READ MORE

Tags: books., coloring, pencils, Colored

Still Life In Progress

Started by Glen Billett in Works in Progress. Last reply by Glen Billett Nov 24. 1 Reply

I thought I would go back to basics and do some still life paintings to practice the basics like light.I found this great little vase in a junk shop for $6.00 AUD.…READ MORE

Thank You Cards

Started by XavierCoppa in General Art Room Nov 21. 0 Replies

Thank you cards maintain the tradition of long standing bond between you and your other people. Keeping his in mind retail and online stores have started assisting people to design and create Thank You cards for parents, teachers, relatives and…READ MORE

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