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Member's Showcase; Ronnie Egerton

Ronnie creates beautiful artworks using Acrylic Paints

Every 2 weeks we feature one of our members in the "Members Showcase" featuring  a selection of their art.

Happening Now:

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

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



See what others created, too!

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.

NEW Giraffe Challenge: 



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:

 Warp, Weft & Weave -- Stick Weaving (at least 6 sticks)  you will need to create one stick woven Doll, one simple Coaster and artist choice of either one funky woven piece of Jewelry or one small woven Wall Hanging.....To participate;


New May Colour Wheel Postcard Swap  Yellow/Orange and Blue/Violet

Create 1 postcard 6x4 for 1 partner using the Yellow/Orange and Blue/Violet colour wheel combination (complementary colours). The choice of subject and material you use to create the postcard is yours.

Sign up deadline is 20th May 2016




Member's Showcase - Ronnie Egerton

Started by cheekyjane in Artist Interviews. Last reply by Suz Darran yesterday. 6 Replies

Welcome to our Members Showcase! We are delighted to present Ronnie Egerton from USA…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - May 2016

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Zijing's Daddy [Zenger] on Tuesday. 61 Replies

Welcome to the monthly theme for May. Artwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!!This month's theme is - Pets 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

An oops! moment on my lion painting

Started by Dallas Nyberg in Works in Progress. Last reply by Joan Simpson on Tuesday. 2 Replies

Oops!... sticky fingers! I had a hissy fit moment, when I rested my finger on the canvas near his ear.... I had wet paint on the side of my finger and it stuck to the painting. After several unsuccessful attempts trying to repairing the damage, I…READ MORE

Member's Showcase - Bahitieva

Started by cheekyjane in Artist Interviews. Last reply by Rita Lulay Malsch May 20. 33 Replies

Welcome to our Members Showcase! We are delighted to present Bahitieva from Singapore Bahitieva creates her artworks using Acrylic PaintsTo see more of Bahitieva's work;…READ MORE

A Mothers Love

Started by Pat Simkanin in Style Challenge May 19. 0 Replies

I just loved this little guy but felt he needed "A Mother's Love".READ MORE

How to create good digital images of your art

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in General Art Room. Last reply by Larry Eisenman May 17. 22 Replies

I recently received this question from an Art-is-fun.com visitor, and thought it would be good to answer it here so that we could all share our ideas on this:I've been wanting to post some of my artwork online but I'm not sure what the best way to…READ MORE

Clay or Cement, Hand Building, Carving and creating... and glaze making.

Started by Rene Sadler in General Art Room May 17. 0 Replies

Searching for other Potters and Cement artists who work with clay carving on tiles, hand building items and/or make their own glazes, as well as cement art, hyper-tufa, garden stepping stones, etc.We are just starting classes with local artists on…READ MORE

Tags: Pottery

Using expensive Markers VS Photoshop Elements

Started by Beatriz Anzures Trejo in General Art Room. Last reply by Laura Shelton May 15. 1 Reply

I really like using Photoshop Elements instead all those expensive markers...What do you think?Check th elink below and let me know what do yo thinkhttps://beatrizartjournal.wordpress.com/READ MORE


Started by Kathy McMurtry in Site Help May 15. 0 Replies



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