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On being/becoming an artist and acknowledging the fragile moments, steps and stumbles on the path to an intimate understanding of my journey thus far. My most recent essay on Hello Humans.

HINDSIGHT: An artist who always was

Added by Kat Bailey on February 9, 2018 at 9:02am — No Comments

Polluting the Planet

Polluting the planet

Recent events made me focus and articulate my objections in paint…


Added by Alan Brain on January 28, 2018 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Doing it for love

When I started this latest immersion in drawing and painting, I was looking for my old self that enjoyed it deeply and at times could do it hour after hour.  I had lost that for too long, and was more than ready for the fond memories that came to mind in the early 2000s when I was into illustrating words and verses and not much into images in themselves.  So, I took a formal class or two in watercolor, something I had avoided as much as possible before, and discovered happily that I loved…


Added by R L Oliver on December 20, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Recent works

Since I'm new here and this is my first post, I'll try to bring you up to speed. I started drawing in 2015 and having been learning various mediums. I started with pencil drawings and then colored pencils. I wasn't getting what I wanted out my drawings so I decided to try paint. I love painting and use acrylics, watercolors and oils. Acrylics being my go to but I really want to be proficient in oil and watercolor. 

Here are my first watercolors. Hmm I guess you can only add one image…


Added by Dick Hutchings on December 11, 2017 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Thaao In Portrait


Added by Joan Elizabeth White on November 27, 2017 at 11:23pm — No Comments

Creating almost all my life but started sharing my art later in life

I have been painting and drawing and creating, since further back than

I can recall, but I only started to share my artwork at the urging of my

dear sister friend who has since lost her battle with cancer. I promised

her I would find a way to get my art into the world, starting small.

My First Art Exhibit was in 2011 and since that time I have been working

hard to find ways to exhibit my art and get the word out . I have out


Added by Joan Elizabeth White on November 25, 2017 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Silvia Claudia Rivas ganadora del Premio Ángel Ganivet 2017

Portrait of poet Silvia Claudia Rivas 

It is not just another meaningless fable was the work that led the Argentine poet Silvia Claudia Rivas to the top of the 11th Ángel Ganivet International Literary Contest, whose ruling was made public on November 14, the date on which…


Added by Museums on November 16, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Being Inspired

Hi just wanted to introduce myself to you all I'm Nick and have just got back in to art, as the last time I did any art was at school and that was a longtime ago as I'm now 54 years of age, anyway to cut to the chase I have been in a wheelchair for three months after surgery, and I was looking for something to do to stop me going completely stir crazy as daytime TV is mind numing ! So I decide to start some drawing and I found it so relaxing and fufulling I wanted others to fill the same so I… READ MORE

Added by Nick Nicholson on September 17, 2017 at 5:52am — No Comments

Is there life out there?

I have been gone for a bit.

Mainly posting to Instagram and Plus, and decided to come back to see if there is a pulse here. 

If so, say hello! 

Here is a list of art related things I have been working on.

Pen and ink - Oh, how I love the boldness it offers and how smooth it is, how it can be diluted for special effects!

Pencil sketches - I have been addicted to my pencils as of late that my acrylics are drying out! Is it the end of the world for my…


Added by Janie Giltner on September 5, 2017 at 10:18am — No Comments

The painting value

Once it is completed,any good painting will not only look good but also bear certain sinificance in itself.Such a kind of significancy can be regarded as the spirit value of the art work.The spirit will be passed from generation to generation as the painting is presented and broardcasted in the public.Such a spirit is the most valuable part of the art,it can be the reflection from a history event and can also be the repsentation of the ideaolody of the artist.In many cases,the spirit of the…


Added by Twist Su on September 3, 2017 at 11:37pm — No Comments

The 18th Annual Box Show at Gallery Route One in Pt. Reyes, CA

Silent Rave by Carla J Patterson (Box #140)

It's that time of year again and my 4th year participating in this annual fundraiser for Gallery Route…


Added by Carla Cryptic on August 25, 2017 at 6:23pm — No Comments

Out and about

Summer in France is always busy,the bustle of visitors for workshops and often just to stay and be social for a week or so. The need to step out of village life becomes a must and so we head for the mountains, woods,rivers, waterfalls and lakes all stretching away into the distanced leaving life behind. Today at Lac de Lampy i found myself lying in the shade of a sweet chestnut tree and watching the butterflies break the dappled sunlight over my head. All around me were sticks and bits of…


Added by stephen mason on August 17, 2017 at 6:15pm — No Comments

suggestions and ideas


Been on here over a few months now and the support has been amazing, feel like a part of a family on here and can express and show my ideas and artwork. I draw digitally but do draw some hand drawn things. I mainly draw animals, flowers and whimsical. my questions are does any one know of any interesting an unusual flowers/animals I can try and draw? any ideas be appricated as I am running out of ideas.

Added by Wendybird on August 9, 2017 at 2:58pm — No Comments


For you information. I received yesterday the PRESS RELEASE for my new book My Family, My Friends, My Life. It can be found under my webpage URL

Please take a look. The cover has my pen name Isabell von der Waldesruh

I will be around more often with my newer paintings.

Added by Rita Lulay Malsch on July 20, 2017 at 10:37pm — No Comments

The Aloe Farm

When my husband mentioned that he and a friend wanted to visit the Aloe Farm (about 40 minutes away from the city where we live) to take photographs, I saw it as an ideal opportunity to get some drawing practice.

Aloes are as varied in size, colour and species as most other flowering plants. What I didn't expect was the feeling of being overwhelmed when trying to draw them in a group. My first drawing was of a single aloe growing by itself on a little mound of sand and rocks. That was…


Added by Lizette de Vries-Venter on July 16, 2017 at 6:23am — No Comments

Retrato de Federico Garcia Lorca

Retrato de Federico Garcia Lorca, Alejandro Cabeza,Salomé Guadalupe Ingelmo, Museo Nacional del Teatro, Ángel Ganivet, Pintura Valenciana, Pintores Valencianos, Anselmo Miguel Nieto, Valle-Inclán, Beatriz Patiño, Esmeralda Serrano, José Manuel Montero, José Enrique López, Elvira Garrido, Mª Teresa del Pozo Portrait of Federico García Lorca / Oil on canvas 116 x 89 cm / Collection Nacional Museo del Teatro / Almagro 2017 /…


Added by Museums on May 23, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Inspiration abroad

I recently travelled to New Zealand with my husband for his sister's wedding. What an amazing country and inspiraton to create in every medium is freely available everywhere. There isn't a nook or cranny of the country that did not inspire me to come back and create a menagerie of beautiful things and I couldn't wait to get home to start painting)

However, having said that, we came back and immediately started packing for a move closer to our work. In doing so I discoverd old artwork…


Added by Daryll Geddes on April 12, 2017 at 8:03am — No Comments

What's the point?

Hi There,

Over the past few months I've noticed that there are a number of TAC members who never say thanks for the praise they receive (you know who you are). Personally I find this extremely rude and ignorant, and for which there are no excuses.…


Added by Mark Bedwell on April 4, 2017 at 3:53am — No Comments

new blog for 2017

hi friends,

i'll be 59 on st patrick's day. ye gads. that makes three years at tac. wild.

well, i love my friends so much, which you all know, and i enjoy viewing everyone's art in the gallery.

we have all sorts of members here, don't we, from beginners to pro's. and i like to see where everyone is up to, in their learning and skill development. i belong to a fine art website, too,  so i get to view some other wonderful and exciting pieces, held by the big galleries;…


Added by michele josiane martin on March 15, 2017 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Pop Up Art Exhibitioin Weekend!

I'm excited to share with you that this weekend I will have the opportunity to exhibit my artwork in my hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts.

On March 18th & 19th J. Rose Imaging Photography…


Added by A-Marie Walter on March 14, 2017 at 8:35am — No Comments

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