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Happy Place

"it is a beautiful landscape  Marissa"
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Had A Sinking Feeling

"I like this one Marissa"
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Upside Down

"wow beautiful work Marissa"
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Heart Of Glass

"beautiful abstract Marissa"
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RUN

"beautiful abstract  Marissa"
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Pamela Meredith commented on R L Oliver's photo
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Pamela Meredith commented on Mark Bedwell's photo
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Head in the clouds

"love this Mark great work"
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Pamela Meredith posted an image

On top of Sandon Point

I did some Plein Air painting today and this is my sketch I did in Soft pastels it was a fun day and thank you, John, for the right spelling of Plein Air
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3-D CHRISTMAS CARD

"Hey Paul, preparing the cards and making all the various components to apply to the cards takes awhile...everything I printed off the computer onto card stock...inking, cutting and layering takes forever...have to have those borders on almost…"
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3-D CHRISTMAS CARDS

"Thank you Kathy and Pamela...."
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Nelson Failing commented on Nelson Failing's photo
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3-D CHRISTMAS CARDS

"Thanks again John and Pamela and Lyn...hey Paul, they even came with matching envelopes and were individually cello wrapped...."
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3-D CHRISTMAS CARDS

"Much appreciated John and Pamela....."
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Nelson Failing liked Paul Dodd's photo
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London collection

"Fantastic collage Mairi...."
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The Theme for November is "Still Life"! Create a work of art based on this theme and upload it to the theme thread:

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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...!

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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:

 

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Sleeping cat

Started by Dallas Nyberg in General Art Room. Last reply by Dallas Nyberg yesterday. 4 Replies

Here is the end result of my sleeping cat painting. It was a long task...much more work than my Tigger the cat painting...---------- Specs:- 24" x 18" (46cm x 61cm) Canvas - Createx Wicked Acrylics (all brush painted) - Approx 60 hours work.…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - November 2017

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Mary Rogers on Thursday. 22 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

Fixer

Started by Nick Nicholson in General Art Room. Last reply by Nick Nicholson Nov 8. 4 Replies

Hi guysWhat can be used instead of using an expensive fixerREAD MORE

New products

Started by Brian Galyer in Watercolor Questions & Tips. Last reply by Brian Galyer Nov 7. 2 Replies

I have found a couple of interesting mediums by Daler Rowney -Glaze medium: gloss and Pearlescent tinting These are designed for acrylic , but I found they work well with watercolour paint and create some lovely effectsREAD MORE

Painting of a Superb Wren

Started by Dallas Nyberg in General Art Room. Last reply by Dallas Nyberg Oct 30. 2 Replies

My latest painting - a Superb Wren...completed....I'm pretty happy with it.It will be entered in an upcoming art show/comp.----------Specs:- 18" x 24" (46cm x 61cm) Canvas- Createx Wicked Acrylics- Approx 20 hours workThe background was airbrushed,…READ MORE

A slight diversion...

Started by Dallas Nyberg in Works in Progress Oct 25. 0 Replies

Hi All..I had been working on a painting of a Cobb & Co stagecoach, but that project had to be interrupted (briefly), after an invitation arrived to enter in an upcoming art show/comp in November.It is limited to work on a 18" x 24" canvas…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - October 2017

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Stephanie Rubin Oct 24. 16 Replies

Welcome to the monthly theme for October. Artwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!!This month's theme is - Anything Spooky (Halloween) The theme is open to all artists whatever your medium.Please post your finished artwork in this discussion…READ MORE

Oil Paints

Started by Helan Webb in General Art Room. Last reply by Glen Billett Oct 20. 1 Reply

Is there any difference between Van Dyke brown & Raw Umber ?  I'm reluctant to spend the money if only to find they aren't the same. READ MORE

Photos for artists

Started by Chris Rose in General Art Room. Last reply by Pat Oct 19. 5 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

Watercolor pencils buying more

Started by Pauline S Lane in Watercolor Questions & Tips Oct 11. 0 Replies

When I use some of my watercolor pencils a lot taking paint directly from the pen tip, it really wears down the pencil fast.Is there a way to purchase replacement pencils as they wear out?  Do you know any companies that do this?ThanksREAD MORE

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