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Book Recommendations for the Self-Taught Artist

Can you recommend some good books for those of us who are teaching ourselves art?  I have no access to art lessons or even a good library,…

Started by Starr White

19 Aug 16, 2011
Reply by Yano Rafferty

How do you feel about showing your art? How do you overcome shyness?

A discussion in June's monthly theme has got onto the debate about showing our art. How we feel, what stoops us, and what motivates us. I t…

Started by Sue Pownall

9 Aug 9, 2011
Reply by Suzanne Sicuranza


Hello everyone   I've been doing a little research on drawing using a grid.  I'm wondering whether using  a grid will help to improve my dr…

Started by Pauline Donohoe

6 Aug 8, 2011
Reply by Pauline Donohoe

Films about Artists and Art

Let's start a list of our favorite films about artists and art!   Here are some films about artists and art that I can recommend.  I've inc…

Started by Thaneeya McArdle

17 Aug 5, 2011
Reply by Grace L. Sanford

Good enough?

I'm wanting to begin selling some of my paintings and with that goal in mind over the past year I've been painting and painting yet I have…

Started by Aubrey Campbell

5 Aug 4, 2011
Reply by Aubrey Campbell


Hello everyone. I thought this might be an interesting discussion to set up.  I'm looking for a sketchbook that  can be used with most medi…

Started by Pauline Donohoe

7 Aug 3, 2011
Reply by Pauline Donohoe

How did you feel the first time someone called you an artist?

For many of us, being an artist is something we have been exploring with a mix of excitement and fear. What if I have no real talent? What…

Started by Suzanne Vadnais Monson

32 Aug 1, 2011
Reply by Suzanne Vadnais Monson

the your paintings project in the UK

BBC Your Paintings   A huge planned resource of painters and their paintings in the UK. A Site to watch in the coming months.   Enjoy   Ruth

Started by Ruth Frampton

1 Jul 23, 2011
Reply by Thaneeya McArdle

Any place for new/"wanna be" artists here?

Hi everyone, I'm new here, and also new to the world of art. I am teaching myself how to draw and paint (it is slow-going!). I've tried acr…

Started by MaureenF

10 Jul 10, 2011
Reply by april beasley

art block

i was hired to do some cuttings of photos someone else took and i am having trouble getting "in to it" it is not subjects i would pick or c…

Started by pye squire

3 Jul 2, 2011
Reply by pye squire



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