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What type of art are my drawings?

I've been drawing for over 5 years now and I'm not really sure what type of art or label I should put on my style. If anyone could look at…

Started by James Griffin

0 Nov 28

sooooooo intimidating

I always wanted to try to draw. And I always wanted to paint. I started sketching in February to keep my hands busy because I was trying to…

Started by Jennifer Gibson

4 Nov 28, 2016
Reply by Ellen Pray-Lipscomb

Acrylic on Cardboard

I have been painting on Cardboard since Jan.   My goal has been to do something with Paints 5 days a week.   Cardboard has been wonderful f…

Started by carollee adams

5 Nov 28, 2016
Reply by Ellen Pray-Lipscomb

My very first painting

After weeks of following discussions on this site, researching for tips on painting with acrylics, I finally did it.  

Started by kim fryer

13 Jun 7, 2016
Reply by Cathey E. DeRosa

Blending color pencils..

I am trying to learn how to blend color pencils and I am not doing a good job. Does anyone have any tips on blending? Thanks....Tina

Started by Tina Rich

8 Apr 6, 2016
Reply by Cole T Beedes

hello, i've done some more pieces…i'm drawing every day!

hope these are ok to look t!

Started by michele josiane martin

8 Mar 22, 2016
Reply by michele josiane martin

How much paint is needed?

i have a 16x20 canvas. how much acrylic paint will i need to cover the whole thing in a solid background color?  i get the liquitex heavy…

Started by Judy Lynn

2 Dec 20, 2015
Reply by Judy Lynn

Should I buy a kit, all single colors, or a kit plus a few single colors? I want Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic.

I found this recommended list online somewhere; however, I have also encountered suggestions to include Mars Black and Mixing White. I am a…

Started by María Camp

13 Oct 11, 2015
Reply by María Camp

Remove canvas?

Does anyone have a good way to remove a canvas from it's stretcher frame? I can't get the staples out so I've been cutting it out with an e…

Started by Judy Lynn

0 Aug 14, 2015

Bigger canvasses and working on an easel

I'm finally painting 16x20 canvasses that are too big to work on flat. I'm on my 2nd on an easel. I've tried sitting, standing - which requ…

Started by Judy Lynn

2 Aug 12, 2015
Reply by Judy Lynn

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