Featured Blog Posts – June 2013 Archive (21)

Finally some art

I know, I know, I have been MIA. Things have gotten busy, but I finally forced some time to play with my oils. I used the last canvas I had and so now I am in search of new ones. Normally I go to the Blick outlet and buy the ones that have slight damage as I never really expect or plan to sell a piece, but I am wondering what it would be like to paint on rolled canvas and just frame it as I would a normal picture-minus the glass. I just do not know how my H frame easel would handle that sort…

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Added by Janie Giltner on June 29, 2013 at 1:58pm — 2 Comments

Blocked

So I have my shiny new pencils, ready to go, and....nothing.  I cannot think of a single thing to draw.  I think I'm being so conscious of not wanting to copy others work and finding my own unique style that it's stopping me from just letting go and drawing/painting whatever.  

I see so many artists with a style that makes you instantly know a piece of art is theirs, and I would love to be one of them.  But I don't know what my style is.  I don't know who I am in an art sense.  And…

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Added by Rebecca Medley on June 28, 2013 at 11:01pm — 1 Comment

THOUGHTS ON ART ... WHY DO WE DANG DO IT!

 

You learn something new with every canvas.  Every single one.

All colors go…

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Added by Todd Sentell on June 28, 2013 at 9:30am — 12 Comments

Hooray!

My brand new set of Prismacolor pencils arrived today.  Cannot wait to try them out.

I also had a pretty productive day with my paintings too.  Feeling much better about things after a week of self-doubt and anxiety.

Added by Rebecca Medley on June 28, 2013 at 6:01am — No Comments

A few bumps in life

Hello Vincent,

It's been a few days since I came to talk to you.   The hard drive with all the work, all the learning died.  I know if you were alive now you would have done the same thing with your work that most artists out there have done, take pictures and store them on a computer.  I could also see you taking your work and doing the same thing I've done with mine, use it to create new…

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Added by Wendy Landkammer on June 27, 2013 at 7:54am — No Comments

im new

Im new to the colony and I can honestly say im amazed at the talent on this site I hope to be as good as yall are im a true beginner I was looking for something to help me unwind after a days work and I think painting would be a good way to do that and it is so free kinda like myself here's to and art field week :)

Added by Marty Parker on June 25, 2013 at 8:47pm — 5 Comments

Take time to smell the roses

As a newbie here in the Art Colonly, I cannot express how inspired all of you make me feel.  I cannot wait to start painting again.  I allowed myself to get into a slump, depression, blues, whatever you would like to call it and i stopped painting.

Now that silliness is over...so if any of you are having the same problem...snap out of it.  There can never be enough art to go around.

63 and living strong...now its time to paint!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Added by Vickie Williams on June 24, 2013 at 9:26pm — 1 Comment

Birthdyay

Had lots of fun painting this little fellow. I'm not finished with him and to tell you the truth sha he looks much brighter in person. Sometimes the pic do not do much for the painting.

Going to add more to him today. Was thinking about putting him a lady friend but no room. Nothing like jazz to start your…

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Added by Darlene R. Businelle on June 22, 2013 at 9:19am — 2 Comments

Art Walk

I fooled myself into thinking there is enough time to paint before the Art Walk. Well here to tell you it gets away from you. I'm so addicted to the swaps and dolls I'm crazy but filled with joy and love. However I need to do my work for the up coming Walk. This little town only has one a year and last years the hurricane shut us down. The exciting part is I will get to be in the store on Main Street I want to be in. Last year they put me with a man that was so nuts I was scared. He was way…

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Added by Darlene R. Businelle on June 22, 2013 at 8:58am — No Comments

County Fair

YAY!!! I went to the fair grounds to pick up my art entries and see if I won anything. =) 

Added by Stacy Woolsey on June 17, 2013 at 7:46pm — 3 Comments

Second entry

Hello Vincent.

It's been a couple of days since I talked to you last.  I'm struggling with the paintings.  Purple is not so inviting to dance with and it doesn't make sense since I love all color.  You know this about me.  I wish it were like blue or green, then it would be easy,  But growth isn't ever about easy is it.   I know I'm meant to keep growing as long as I'm on the planet.  Save the vacation when it's time to leave this body.  In the mean time....one of my favorite anchors…

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Added by Wendy Landkammer on June 14, 2013 at 10:48pm — No Comments

Need a push..

I am not proud to say that I have not added anything to my artwork since a long time. I just can't seem to get back to my canvas and there really is no reason. May be the holiday I had recently is the reason. I am hanging on to Leh Ladakh. But at the same time I miss painting. I really do. Probably writing this blog will help.

 

Added by baljeet kaur on June 14, 2013 at 9:36am — 7 Comments

Project of the week - For Fathers Day

This week I am working on this portrait of my husband's father who I never met.  Unfortunately he passed away one year before I met my husband.  This is how he remembers him, white tee shirt and a cap sitting by the kitchen table.  I usually don't work from a small group photo, but that is all he had.  This will be framed and given to my husband for Father's Day.  I will be making prints for the rest of the family that…
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Added by Jean Robbolino on June 12, 2013 at 7:50pm — 1 Comment

festival of fine arts of the highlands/ Festival de Bellas artes de tierras altas

I am founder of this festival going on 5 years next april and I would very much like to try something new for that one and that is to have a real competition.  Does anybody have any advice on  how to set one up?  I would so appreciate it.  By the way this festival is international and we are moving to make it a spot on the map.  Everyone is welcome if they feel the need to come down to the mountain tropical rainforests of Panama!   LDEBRD@hotmail.com    Linda

Added by Linda weldon on June 12, 2013 at 9:44am — No Comments

A lot to do.. and a few new tryouts

I have been busy over the past few weeks... a couple of commissions to get started on.. One already in progress, a timber wolf.. (Check the Work in progress forum).

I am also venturing into a bit of unknown territory... airbrushing on ground aluminium panels... an artist collegue of mine does them and they are awesome..so I am going to give it a go...

Her name is Denise Stephenson and this is her and one of her art pieces.....…

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Added by Dallas Nyberg on June 10, 2013 at 11:53am — 6 Comments

First entry June 10, 2013

Good morning blog.  I need a new name for you.   Since this is an art colony I need a good name for you, one that means unfearful art explorer......I think I'll name you Vincent after my beloved art teacher Vincent Van Gogh.   That still make me smile with amazement that his work, him in his work was one of my best art teachers.     The other ones I had before him in high school and the one year of college I went to didn't hold a candle to Vincent Van Gogh!  

So I'm naming you…

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Added by Wendy Landkammer on June 10, 2013 at 10:27am — No Comments

Water

Today my world is filled with water. It is raining so much down here my yard has become one big swimming pool. I do not mind because I would never want to be any place else on this planet, well maybe a short visit somewhere but my bayous and swampland are my home. I signed up for the Birthday swap and this rain gave me the different ATCs I am going to do. All is well in my world.

Added by Darlene R. Businelle on June 9, 2013 at 10:21am — No Comments

Joining The Colony

 I have Just joined the Art Colony and I am amazed and overwhelmed all at the same time by the talent of others. I am looking forward to growing as an artist and embracing my talents and excepting who I am and what I will become. I am excited to post my work, get feed back, and meet others who love art!

Added by Amanda Parker on June 9, 2013 at 2:00am — 4 Comments

I've always feared for my artistic self.

I've always feared for my artistic self. It has seemed so delicate and fragile, albeit persistent. College, family responsibilities, can totally wipe out my creative time. But, despite everything that gets in the way, the urge to draw something always springs back up.

This week has been rough. My grandfather and uncle both have told me point blank that they are disappointed in the decisions I have made with my life. Those decisions I made were centered around my creative self, to make…

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Added by Aubrey Campbell on June 8, 2013 at 10:30pm — 7 Comments

Getting back to basics

Ok, so I just posted a couple of pictures that I painted, and already I can see errors, lol. Now....if I can just explain about this work and how it came about - it won't take long. Maybe one coffee's worth :p

So before....when I was all angsty, I drew and painted so much detail it was stupid. All my work had to have a reason. For example, if I drew a child, it had to be *doing* something. The child had to have company, whether it be a pet or a parent. There was usually a house, a…

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Added by Claire on June 8, 2013 at 4:37pm — No Comments

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