Featured Blog Posts – January 2014 Archive (7)

Traveling Artist

Last year, my husband and I decided it was time to live out our dream of exploring the world.

We gave most of our stuff to Goodwill, put the rest in storage, and embarked on a nomadic journey that has so far taken us to San Francisco, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand. After that, who knows?! We've pared down all of our day-to-day material belongings to fit into 2 checked bags and 2 carry-ons, and we're loving it! Thanks to the Internet, we can still conduct business as usual (and I…

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Added by Thaneeya McArdle on January 28, 2014 at 12:58am — 14 Comments

Painting Mother

My mother turned 90 just recently. After much thought on what to get her the obvious struck me - paint a painting for her. And so too was the subject matter = the things she loves most - us kids. Weell we are not kids so much as very mature adults now :) My sister and me that is.

Anyway, it was a struggle to make that painting and frankly I am not sure it is right even now. 

You may be…

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Added by Alan Brain on January 27, 2014 at 4:43am — No Comments

One Man's Blog

I wish to thank the wonderful people who have viewed my work.a most welcome felling for a "newbie", to The Art Colony,David

Added by john david anderson on January 24, 2014 at 1:31pm — 1 Comment

I am Absolutely Uplifted

I've just been a member of this site for a very short time and already have found such a wealth and diversity of styles.  Everything from the wildest abstracts to the very detailed realistic works have met my eyes while browsing.  I'm feeling so comfortable with the welcoming nature of this site.  All efforts are accepted and those who understand them are very open to commenting.  It's just wonderful.

I look forward to posting many of my pieces, knowing that the criticisms will not…

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Added by Barbara Baetz on January 16, 2014 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Mounting A Glass Ball To A Walking Cane

A customer has asked me to create a Carved Snakewalking cane and mount a 3" glass ball to the top of the stick.  Looks like I will need to drill the glass ball with a special drill bit, made to drill glass.

Any suggestions?

 

Added by Randy Spencer on January 15, 2014 at 6:05pm — No Comments

Back on Track

Soooo I haven't painted in an eon or two. Other than using my paintbrushes for cake designs and other crafty  doodlings, nothing serious has been happening.

Hubby surprised me with an easel, paints, brushes, canvases etc for my Birthday/Christmas. I got the hint...

Currently just trying to get back into the rythm of things. Have done two quick pics. One acrylic and one watercolour. Was looking for inspiration everywhere and all over and ... found some in the hoards of…

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Added by Daryll Geddes on January 14, 2014 at 11:13am — 1 Comment

Oil

I have been painting with acrylics for the last three years and always had a hard time with clouds and water.......also of the paint darkening too much. So  I had some oil paints I bought on a whim a year ago, I tried them and didn't like the drying time so I put them back in the box. Today I was sick of trying to do the clouds and water on a painting and remembered that oil blends easier...........so I took them out and whoa..........I did a painting in an hour of sky and…

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Added by Sylvia on January 3, 2014 at 1:05am — 6 Comments

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