I am so excited about being a member of Art Colony...I viewed the site one time and became completely hooked, by the art work, comments and groups.
I am an artist/studio instructor and a Public School art teacher!!!! Most of all I live to create art. Collage is my favorite media, I also create/enjoy altered books, Mural paintings, and textiles.
Happy Creating Everyone!!!!!
So, stumbled on a thread where the author asked how one goes about to choose a subject: wheather by visual appeal, meaning, etc.
I thought about this and after a day of examining my working process, I came up with these hereunder (this is my personal opinion):
"How to choose subjects is a tricky question; personally it is very difficult to choose just one subject, since most of the time, I end up tackling different projects at the same time.
Ok,so Hi it's Marianne. I am one frustrated person about my art. My penils and brushes and oil pastels have barely moved in months. I have almost done anything all year. Everday I want to use my oil pastels and design compositions in my head all day,yet I do nothing.. There all my supplies are piled in the corner of my living room ,teetering almost up to the ceiling They are supposed to be organized all neat and tidy in the cabinet below,however the supplies keep getting bigger than the…READ MORE
I am looking for instructional painting video by Leroy Neiman or painting instruction in the loose painting style like Leroy Neiman's painting style. I have contacted Neiman website. No videos. Any ideas?
So I saw a few tutorials on Youtube last night of hand painted canvas shoes, and I really want to give that a try. I think it would be fun to make my own unique pair of shoes to wear.
Than I got to thinking about what other things could be painted....sure, there's stuff like t-shirts, cushion covers. But what about things like phone cases? So now I'm sitting here thinking how that could be done.
My brain is so hard to control sometimes.
It has been raining here every day for almost two weeks now. I am not complaining because it keep our heart down in the lower 90s. My yard is now a sponge but I just went out and walked in it up over my feet. Guess that is why people say we have webbed feet. Anyway, it is a good time to stay in and do art. Still working on my hippie/flower power. Even went out and bought me some wide leg jeans. Now I'm going to cut them and add a very large tri angel to each side just like we did in…READ MORE
Added by Darlene R. Businelle on July 16, 2013 at 4:47pm — No Comments
So I sold my first custom piece. Took me just over a week to get it done (the weather was not cooperating for me to be painting out in my shed, so I had to drag all the items inside). The customer was really happy with it which is great.
Also created a piece that will be used in an exhibition/silent with the proceeds going towards mental health. That was a lot of fun to do, and also something I am passionate about (I suffer from anxiety, depression and recently some bad cases of…READ MORE
i'm a girl who hates school but , when i have art i feel so happy and when im sad i like to paint and draw, when i'm mad/angry i like to draw and paint ,when i am happy i paint and draw , i have been bullied and the only thing that…READ MORE
I am a 29 year old woman from a small town in California. I have always loved art (painting specifically), but didn’t have much time for it a midst a busy work schedule and my social life. I would create maybe 4-5 paintings a year and I was moderately happy with them, but really didn’t paint as often as I would like to or have the time to develop my talent like I should. I had a pretty great job with decent pay, full benefits, 401k, you name it. I had been there for 5 years and it…READ MORE
This is my first day in the Colony and I have enjoyed my leisure stroll though the site. I am looking forward to getting settled and joining in on the fun. Such talented people here!! I have loved checking out all the art. I am so glad to have stumbled across this little Art Paradise in cyberspace.
OK. I said I was going to do it and I finally am. I got out some watercolor paper today and made my daily pot of coffee. I took yesterday's grinds and sprinkled them on a piece of the paper to get it started. I'm going to spend the next few days working on painting with coffee. Anyone want to join me so we can bounce some ideas off each other? If you've already tried this and have some tips please feel free to share them with me. I would hate to waste a good pot of coffee =)
I have just finished my surprise ATC's for my 4 partners in this swap, I created 4 cupcake's, each one individual for each person and I had such a fabulous time making them. I will be posting them off tomorrow, all of them to the United States. Sunday 14th July 2013 7pm Aussie time.
Hi all! I have a confession to make... I'm addicted to painting itty bitty repetitive designs like the one I posted entitled tiny hearts. I honestly am never happier than when I'm sitting drawing & painting these cute little motifs & listening to something on TV. Problem is... when I'm done with one of these cute little pieces, what do I do with them? They aren't great works of art, they aren't…READ MORE
Got to my office building this a.m. and there were hundreds of people—and six police cars— outside.
“Fire alarm?” I asked one waiting person.
“Apparently some suspicious character has entered our building,” she said. She’d been waiting five minutes. After another ten minutes, the police let us in the building and I took the elevator up to the 10th floor. My co-worker was already there. She hadn’t heard about the excitement.
I had just finished recounting the story when…READ MORE
Added by Ev McTaggart on July 9, 2013 at 8:32pm — No Comments
Can't resist adding to the other post about style. When I hit a art block, I find that doing some cooking and baking is another great outlet for creating......so for today, you are all invited over for fresh hot peach cobbler!…READ MORE
Added by Todd Sentell on July 5, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
So I actually got my first custom order yesterday, which is fun and exciting. Someone wants me to paint up a canvas that promotes their business, and they will be displaying it at markets and things and helping me get more customers too.
And then today my facebook page for my art work reached 101 likes. Not bad for only being up for just under 3 months. This is a really good confidence booster for me, as the last few days that black hole of depression has been looming again and I…READ MORE
I am so thankful for air conditioning. Summer is the time of year I cannot get out much but having an art room and a/c is a blessing. I'm painting, and making paper.
Can anyone tell me how to keep my paper smelling good. it starts out so good and fades so fast. Even my crab boil one does not smell any more. I'm going to have to star making book marks or something cause the pages are piling up. :-)
time to go
Added by Darlene R. Businelle on July 3, 2013 at 10:27am — No Comments
What style is your art? (And, I have often heard people mistake medium for style.) Granted, I am much better at discussing and recognizing art than actually doing it - maybe my style is verbal/written! HA! But, I truly think that your style is something that develops over time without conscious manipulation on your part.
I also think that "style" is a two part subject.....that is to say, for instance, "The style of the piece was…READ MORE