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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Jan 29, 2012. 4 Replies

Okay, I have to ask. What kind of space does one need in order to have multiple pieces of work going on at the same time?READ MORE


Started this discussion. Last reply by Thaneeya McArdle Nov 23, 2011. 2 Replies

I have only been back to painting about 4 months so I'm not sure what direction I really want to go in. I sometimes think about doing something surreal and , in time, I may. I will be turning 82 in…READ MORE


Started this discussion. Last reply by Meg Mackenzie Nov 23, 2011. 1 Reply

Thanks for the tips on fog, but I have decided to practice the fog app first less I find myself lost in it.READ MORE

landscape fog

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fran Cowley Apr 11, 2012. 5 Replies

What is the best way to create "fog" in a landscape setting?READ MORE


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anupam gupta commented on Jim's photo

Embrace the universe

"very beautiful and ...."
May 5, 2012
Fran Cowley replied to Jim's discussion landscape fog
"Hi Jim. I can't tell you easily here how to paint fog but I know an excellent dvd on the subject. The Jerry Yarnell beginner acrylic painting art dvd titled #8967 ATMOSPHERE teaches you step by step how to paint fog and rain."
Apr 11, 2012
Ev McTaggart replied to Jim's discussion landscape fog
"Christina, you can buy liquid glaze medium by that name in art supply places."
Mar 26, 2012
Christina Mcclintock replied to Jim's discussion landscape fog
"What is meant by a "glaze medium" ?"
Mar 26, 2012
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Mar 24, 2012
Mary Lee Parker commented on Jim's photo

Night Sky

"I like this !"
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Ev McTaggart replied to Jim's discussion Saving acrylic paint
"Jim, I've had acrylic paint last MONTHS by mixing it in a small plastic lidded food container and putting a sopping wet piece of rolled up paper towel in with it, before covering it. I didn't mean to keep it that long--forgot about it,…"
Mar 21, 2012
Meg Mackenzie replied to Jim's discussion primer
"Marie, I'm no art major, sadly. That would be fun. My post-grad studies were in history and literature. I have studied art history though, which is a fascinating subject. And I read a lot. I agree about the Art Colony being so beneficial. I…"
Mar 20, 2012
inspirations113 replied to Jim's discussion primer
"Meg You seem very knowledgeable about Art.  Are you an art major...... or life experience?   Interesting about the Masters experience.  That is why this website is so beneficial so we can see  what works for others. Super! Marie"
Mar 20, 2012
Meg Mackenzie replied to Jim's discussion primer
"Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings! On a brighter note,  still find it wonderful to look back on some of the work of the Old Masters who were experimenting - and see what has happened to their work over the years. Some paints have gone…"
Mar 20, 2012
Jim posted an image
Mar 20, 2012
inspirations113 replied to Jim's discussion primer
"Yes I agree... learning the hard way.  I was thinking it would make it look softer or alittle more texture.  Thank you confirming my error. Marie"
Mar 19, 2012
inspirations113 replied to Jim's discussion Saving acrylic paint
"I don't like wasting my paints, and acrylics are difficult to lay out and then they dry out so fast.  Yes one can spray them to keep wet.  I didn't like my acrylics dried up on the palette...... the waste factor.  I also…"
Mar 19, 2012

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live and learn lettering.

While waiting for all those great responses I decided to try something new. I took a piece of printing paper and did a wash tone on one end. I then put the words in a Microsoft Works doc.  I figured I could just print out the lettering on the washed page (after it dried) and cut and trim to size i needed. The end result.......PRINTER JAM.  Another idea down the tube.

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At 8:22pm on January 23, 2012, lesley matthews said…
Thanks Jum,
I have always liked strong colour  and I am quite colour blind so have problems with greens and subtle beiges.So these days I just go for it! If I want purple, I use it. LOL
At 3:11pm on January 22, 2012, lesley matthews said…

Hi Jim,

How is the painting going.  The sites you suggested were really interesting. Thank you.

I like your slideshow,


At 4:03am on November 30, 2011, Jazzylady said…

You are right. And this the fun part of it, that you never know what really comes out :-)

At 2:37pm on November 22, 2011, Alan Minshull said…

Hiya Jim, sorry I thought I had added you here already but its great your a member of The Art Colony :) and I look forward to seeing your work.

My best regards


At 11:23am on November 1, 2011, Thaneeya McArdle said…
Welcome to the Art Colony, Jim!  If you have any art-related questions, please feel free to post in the forums or groups, where your fellow artists will be happy to help you out. When you get the chance, it would be fun to see some of your art.  Above all, enjoy the site! 
Thaneeya (moderator)
At 3:41am on November 1, 2011, Meg Mackenzie said…

Hi Jim, 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!

If you have any questions or suggestions, please do feel free to contact any of the moderators.

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

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