Elmarie Smit
  • Female
  • Worcester, Western Cape
  • South Africa

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Elmarie Smit's Discussions

First Sculpture

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eleanor Van De Bogart May 3, 2015. 1 Reply

My first official sculpture work. It's air dry clay so I can stil paint over it with acrylics. Haven't really made up my mind on what to do yet.…READ MORE

Artist Block "help line" :P

Started Apr 15, 2015 0 Replies

I don't know about anybody else, but artist's block is a very much recurring ailment in my life. I got this "advice" on dealing with it on Wikipedia, so I thought I might share it here in case…READ MORE

Trying to solve the acrylic mysteries

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laurel Nichols Jun 29, 2015. 4 Replies

Hallo! I am an oil painter, but because of circumstances I have been skipping to watercolour and acrylics. I started working in an office about a year and a half ago, so my painting time became…READ MORE

 

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karen knapp replied to Elmarie Smit's discussion Great You Tube channel for book binding in the group Art Journalers - Altered Books
"I don't usually go on you tube much as it is famous for having 'false videos' and such that carry viruses etc.  stopped using it a few years ago even though I LOVED listening to music on it... didn't much care for the videos…"
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Putcha V. Narasimham commented on Elmarie Smit's blog post Abstracts: Yes/No?
"Elmarie: I thought of saying some thing and I found that many of the people above have already said the same. I do not know if there is anything "professionally superior and well-reasoned about assessment of modern / Abstract art! Some abstract…"
Jul 1, 2015
Laurel Nichols replied to Elmarie Smit's discussion Trying to solve the acrylic mysteries
"Hi Elmarie, I don't know much about oil paint, but I am use acrylic most of the time. I use the medium with my paint to make the skin color more smooth. And I found to add a base layer and then add different layers of colors with help to…"
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"I truly like your abstract work!"
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"What a beautiful piece, Elmarie!"
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Freestate Dreams

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Elmarie Smit's Blog

Artists and time

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 3:23am 0 Comments

 I just wrote this on my personal blog. If anybody can relate to artists and our very unique rhythm and timing, feel free to follow the link, read and leave comments.  It's quite a long writing, which is why I am not posting in it directly on this side. 

http://artbyelmariesmit.blogspot.com/2015/04/time-normal-v-aritistic.html

Be Blessed and enjoy the weekend.

Elmarie

Abstracts: Yes/No?

Posted on April 4, 2015 at 9:00am 10 Comments

I posted this on one of the groups, but I thought I might as well just ask the question here. I am mostly a realistic painter, but I did a commissioned abstract art piece a while ago and even though my client  was very happy, I got some really negative responces on FB from other artists, so although I really enjoyed it (especially as a "head cleaner") I just stopped...if it has no value there is no use for me to continue with abstract work.  My husband is not an abstract fan, so I won't be…

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Exploring the site with a smile on my face

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 7:19am 5 Comments

I am new to this site. I wish I knew about the site years ago when I was starting out! There is just so much to learn and the whole set-up is positive. That is such a blessing. I recently left Facebook and other similar social networks, because there always seemed to be negativity, conflict and just plain old jealousy and it started to mess up my soul and mind-set.

I love it here, so I will definitely be staying.

xx

Elmarie 

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At 12:02pm on May 8, 2015, R L Oliver said…

You are most welcome. I like several of pieces posted here... nice range of interest.

At 12:32pm on April 14, 2015, Ed Holland said…

thanks Elmarie

have a special evening

Ed

At 9:29pm on April 2, 2015, Barbara Erickson said…

what medium

At 8:07pm on April 1, 2015, Jean Cormier said…

Thank you so much Elmarie! Loved your  portfolio! 

At 11:02am on March 31, 2015, Thaneeya McArdle said…

Hi Elmarie, and welcome to the Art Colony!  I hope you enjoy the site - there's a lot to explore here, so have a look around and make yourself at home. You'll find plenty of art and inspiration!

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Most of all have fun and join in the forums and groups!  Can't wait to see your art. :)

Best Wishes, Thaneeya (Moderator)

 
 
 

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