lora spence
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  • Arlington, TX
  • United States

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lora spence liked michele josiane martin's discussion i'm scared…here goes…my first art pieces…be kind now!
May 4, 2014
Maureen Craddock left a comment for lora spence
"Bear Lora I just saw your reply to Michelle . In reference to you trying to draw a portrait . I was wondering if you ever used thr grid method . It really helps try googling how to draw using the grid method . Another thing to try is turning the…"
Apr 22, 2014
lora spence replied to Calsanne Steward's discussion Feeling stressed and nothing you do is good enough, try this technique and see what happens in the group Beginners
"Hi  Patty!  When I was a young single mom with 3 kids - I knew it would be really good to try and find something to do when the kids were awayl.  I couldn't afford much of anything.  So once every two weeks I would buy one…"
Apr 21, 2014
lora spence replied to Calsanne Steward's discussion Feeling stressed and nothing you do is good enough, try this technique and see what happens in the group Beginners
"Great idea!  I have done the same once in a while - I will close my eyes and draw all over the paper - scribble actually - and then when I open my eyes I try to make something out of the shape.  Sometimes a monster, sometimes a flower,…"
Apr 20, 2014
lora spence liked Calsanne Steward's discussion Feeling stressed and nothing you do is good enough, try this technique and see what happens
Apr 20, 2014
lora spence replied to michele josiane martin's discussion new beginner in the group Beginners
Apr 19, 2014
lora spence replied to michele josiane martin's discussion new beginner in the group Beginners
"Kenneth, you should see the 60+ "portraits" of my granddaugher.  She's 5 and I bet she'd start crying if she saw my work! lol  Her mom asked me to do this about six months ago.  Maybe in another year I might be…"
Apr 19, 2014
lora spence replied to michele josiane martin's discussion new beginner in the group Beginners
Apr 19, 2014
lora spence replied to michele josiane martin's discussion new beginner in the group Beginners
"Dear Michele,   I am exactly in your shoes, except I was a social worker instead of a teacher.  It's hard to be home. I get a little discouraged when I see all the wonderful art out there and on line. I LOVE to paint, draw, learning…"
Apr 19, 2014
lora spence replied to Thaneeya McArdle's discussion Enter for a Chance to Win a Free Book: Lee Hammond's Big Book of Acrylic Painting
"I would be delighted with this book!  I would use it to learn and grow as an artist.  I am working on trying to be more serious for my art to become more of my life.  I've been disabled for years and don't have alot I am…"
Aug 20, 2013
lora spence replied to Madhumitha's discussion HElp!!! in the group Beginners
"I thought of a beautiful, virgin forest we visited in Alaska - it was so incredible with moss growing all over and ferns.  A bouquet of ferns growing from a log or rock or both.  this forest is like the last forest in the world that has…"
Aug 14, 2013
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Aug 17, 2012
lora spence liked Bob Maphies's discussion Writer attempting to switch mediums
Jul 22, 2012
lora spence replied to Bob Maphies's discussion Writer attempting to switch mediums in the group Beginners
"Hi Bob,  I continue to bumble my way through painting...The oil paints were great but I wanted to do better.  So I got into a watercolor class and that was helpful.  So I did that for awhile.  Then I figured acrylics would be the…"
Jul 22, 2012
lora spence commented on Cheryle Beattie's photo
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"Really like the colors you chose - the painting seems moody and like how you did the water.  Trees are great, too!  I'm no expert - just really like what you have done!"
Jul 12, 2012
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Jul 12, 2012

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At 8:53pm on April 22, 2014, Maureen Craddock said…
Bear Lora I just saw your reply to Michelle . In reference to you trying to draw a portrait . I was wondering if you ever used thr grid method . It really helps try googling how to draw using the grid method . Another thing to try is turning the picture upside down. It forces you to stop looking at the person as you normally would. You look more at the shapes and lines and there relationship to each other. Good luck and feel well. Another good meditational art is drawing and coloring mandalas, and zentangles. I don't know if you tried any of these.
At 10:58am on May 29, 2012, jackie nichols said…

hi to a fellow texan

At 8:16pm on May 13, 2012, Meg Mackenzie said…

Hi lora, I am glad that you are enjoying your adventure into art. Believe it or not, we even have discussions on what to do with the artworks that "aren't a keeper". There's a discussion thread on it in the Beginner's group. A quick tip: when you upload your artwork, if you want a constructive critique do make sure that you ask for one - the more specific you are about what you want as feedback the more likely you are to get value from people's comments. Otherwise people will happily tell you if they like it, but they may not want to step on toes by giving a critique. I hope that makes the whole experience more worthwhile for you. I do look forward to seeing some of your work. Feel free to upload the "non-keepers" as well, if you choose, in some of the groups or forums where you can ask for help with them. Enjoy!

At 2:59pm on May 13, 2012, Thaneeya McArdle said…

Welcome to the Art Colony, Iora!  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 6:54am on May 13, 2012, Meg Mackenzie said…

Hi lora, 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.

Be sure to read through the Member Guidelines, which explains things like what type of art you can post and what you can't - for instance, nudes and photography are not permitted.

We've also put together a handy Guide to Getting Started, which may help answer any questions you may have, such as how to create a bio for your page.

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

Best Wishes, Meg (Moderator)

 
 
 

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