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Member's Showcase; Patrick Schroder


Patrick creates delightful landscapes and Art using Acrylic Paints

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

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

 

***NEW*** “Wizard of OZ” ATC swap

Create 2 regulation size atcs each for two partners(total 4 atcs) based on “The Wizard of OZ”. Your choice of style and materials.

Sign up deadline is January 27, 2017

http://theartcolony.ning.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/new-wizard-of-oz-atc-swap

***NEW***"In the Style of ...Cezanne" ATC swap

Create 2 regulation size ATCs for 2 partners(4 atcs total) in the style of post impressionist Paul Cezanne. Sign up deadline is January 20, 2017, posting date Feb. 24 2017.

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

 

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Monthly Theme - January 2017

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by gail Batsalis 15 hours ago. 11 Replies

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

Acrylic painting using retarder or extender

Started by Perry Harkins in Acrylic Questions & Tips 18 hours ago. 0 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

Member's Showcase - Patrick Schroder

Started by cheekyjane in Artist Interviews. Last reply by Patrick Schröder yesterday. 26 Replies

Welcome to our Members Showcase! We are delighted to present Patrick Schroder from Germany Patrick creates delightful landscapes and art using Acrylic PaintsTo see…READ MORE

Sold!

Started by Glen Billett in General Art Room. Last reply by Mairi McLeod on Sunday. 6 Replies

Does anyone on here sell their art? How did you start doing that? Were you discovered?I'm thinking of joining a local art group, but they have regular exhibitions so I want to make sure I'm ready for my paintings to be seen. Hopefully I can make…READ MORE

Be brutal.

Started by Glen Billett in Critique Corner - Request & Receive Feedback Here. Last reply by Glen Billett Jan 6. 10 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

Cheap DIY Shadow Box Idea.

Started by Glen Billett in General Art Room Jan 1. 0 Replies

I'm into still lifes at the moment but have been having trouble controlling the light, so I thought I would make a shadow box. At first I thought about wood, but then I saw one via Google made from cheap PVC pipe so I did the same.…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - December 2016

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by DianeMoneyGoolsby Dec 30, 2016. 19 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

The lowdown on mediums

Started by Glen Billett in Oil Painting Questions & Tips. Last reply by Glen Billett Dec 28, 2016. 2 Replies

I use linseed oil and then only very little. I find the more I paint the less medium I use, except for blocking in at the start.Which medium do you use for your oils? Do you use it at all? Do you mix several products together?READ MORE

WIP

Started by Glen Billett in Works in Progress. Last reply by Dorothy Macready Dec 27, 2016. 3 Replies

Hi allI hope I can finish this one today, but I need to paint my first cow in the foreground! Also to come are some people and maybe a tractor. The distant fields could become lavender fields. I've scraped the foreground off as I didn't like it.…READ MORE

Transparent vase with water and stems

Started by Karen Gider in Acrylic Questions & Tips. Last reply by Judith Diskin Dec 26, 2016. 13 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

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