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Tangled 3

"Thank you Laura. No, my hair is short and straight! (my son's hair might look like this - lol)"
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Red rose

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Helena and Hermia

Coloured pencil on paper."Through Athens I am thought as fair as she..."Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 1, Scene 1
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10 26 2017 figure drawing Jessica

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In The Raspberry Patch

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CELEBRATION

"Wow!  Your detailing is admirable!"
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Welcome to the Art Colony!

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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Member's Showcase; Will Return Soon

 

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 December is "Christmas"! Create a work of art based on this theme and upload it to the theme thread:

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

 

Forum

Old Holland Oils

Started by Glen Billett in Oil Painting Questions & Tips. Last reply by Dick Hutchings on Friday. 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. 3 Replies

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Tags: primary, colors, palette, limited, with

Monthly Theme - December 2017

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Paul Dodd Dec 11. 7 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

Transparent vase with water and stems

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

Help with portraits

Started by Brenda Morgado in Critique Corner - Request & Receive Feedback Here. Last reply by Brenda Morgado Dec 11. 6 Replies

 Hi everyone I need help from you artist who are proficient  in pastel portraits . I love to do portraits in pastels most of all ...here is my problem I would like help on how to get a better likeness of my subjects . Below is my grandson Max who is…READ MORE

A nice surprise

Started by Dallas Nyberg in General Art Room. Last reply by Glen Billett Dec 3. 1 Reply

Hi All.A great result for me in the Cherry Festival Art Exhibition at Young, New South Wales, Australia.I entered two paintings, Emu and Tigger the cat.The Emu won the Oil / Acrylics section and also won the Most Outstanding Exhibit award.Tigger was…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - November 2017

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Joan Elizabeth White Nov 29. 23 Replies

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

I need your helpl! (soft pastel portrait)

Started by Jenifer Nadira Knight in Critique Corner - Request & Receive Feedback Here. Last reply by Jenifer Nadira Knight Nov 27. 12 Replies

Update, Monday, Nov. 27th:I made subtle changes to Gail's entire face, compare this photo (below) to the first effort.  Very subtle shading and some color changes is bringing this closer to its goal.  What a ton of work though, now I remember why I…READ MORE

Greetings from a new member

Started by Paul Alan Roth in Hanging Out in the Studio. Last reply by Paul Alan Roth Nov 26. 5 Replies

Hello,My name is Paul Alan Roth. I'm 68 years young. I began my art career in 4th grade by drawing a picture of a crocodile. The teacher was impressed and showed it to the school principal, who hung it on his office wall. I and two of my friends…READ MORE

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