Hi all. I'm so happy to have found The Art Colony. I am new-only 3 months- to posting and showing my work. I have sort of found my style, but the funny thing is, I looked back at the first pieces of abstract art I did, and realized how far I have come. Everytime I start to get a little bored, something else comes my way, and away I go with another style. Belonging to this group of artists has allowed me to push myself and test new things and new styles. When I first started, all I…READ MORE
Dear fellow artists, I have never written a blog or tweeted. In "I'd rather be in the studio" the author encourages blogging and tweeting. I am usually a person with very few words and don't like to talk about myself much, always been an introvert and very shy. In addition, I realized that in the world of art an artist has to put himself/herself out there and roll with the punches. So I have decided to get out of my comfort zone and started to blog here first . As for tweeting , well it…READ MORE
I am attempting to share more recent art and also show you my little studio and share some of my goals with youall.
The problem I have, even though I love the view, is the lighting is awful, I don't know if you can see the carport but that is what I am attempting to get the funds to convert into a working art studio, I have so many things packed in boxes I know it looks bad, it is just so crowded, and I have cardboard boxes…READ MORE
I love that most artists on this site have actually named their works. I think it was Rita Mae Browne (may be wrong) who said that sending a poem out into the world as "Untitled" is like not naming one of your children. I feel the same about my paintings. I know that people will like/dislike/judge my painting by their own standards and may likely see things in it that I never see or ever intended, but if I have put a title to my work, people have a larger idea of what the work means to ME.…READ MORE
Added by Ev McTaggart on October 26, 2012 at 9:58am — No Comments
I just changed my major in college to Art Education. I've been in love with art since I can remember! I haven't been able to decide what grade I'd like to teach, but if anyone has any opinions or is an art teacher them self then I'd LOVE to hear from you. I'm just kind of interested in other peoples' opinions on the subject.
Added by CK Freeberg on October 24, 2012 at 11:06pm — No Comments
Hi , I am a new member and have just recently started painting Classes at an art league. This is my first effort. Any suggestions or comments will be welcome. This picture is my favorite cat " Ziggy Stardust" .
Added by Claire m Israelson on October 20, 2012 at 6:45am — No Comments
Dear fellow artiest,
My passion is life is to draw. It's the one place I know I'm safe to be my self. "It's not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom." I have been drawing sense I've been 5 years old and nothing fulfills me more then when I have a pencil in my hand. No other feeling compares because I become lost in my own world were life is infinite and I feel free!
I've been married to the love of my life for 2 years. We love to go to movies and travel. His family lives…READ MORE
Added by Tiffany N. Smith on October 18, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments
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Added by Melanie L. Wood on October 18, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
Alexis, my son's older daughter (4 years old), dropped by yesterday while I was painting. She joined me in my crowded studio (crowded because my bathroom is being slowly renoed and much of the bathroom gear is in my studio, grrrrr) and created this 5" x 7" painting on canvas board. Nana provided the board, the…READ MORE
Added by Ev McTaggart on October 14, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
I was asked to judge the art exhibits for an art show in my community last weekend. It was a gorgeous autumn day in the St. Croix Valley and we had 150 booths set up on the River Walk overlooking the St. Croix River.
We had everything from photographers to digital art, pottery, dichroic glass art, and abstract painting. There were gorgeous fabric collage handbags and hand carved stone tools. I wish I had taken pictures, but unfortunately there was no time. We just barely got through…READ MORE
I just joined the art colony and I am looking forward to speaking with you, and getting your opinions/advice, ect....
It looks like there is alot to see here! Should be fun looking around!
I am a rubber stamp artist, but am currently working on my first book...so your critiques and advice is very much appreciated! Feel free to comment on anything!
I mostly enjoy creating fairies and mermaids! My book has a mermaid theme to it...so you may see…READ MORE
Added by Tara McDonald Medrano on October 10, 2012 at 2:40pm — No Comments
I have just finished 8 small acrylic paintings. Two 5x7 and six 5x6. This was my annual leaf series.
Every fall I go out and go leaf hunting. The goal is to create a new fall series that is totally different than last years. It is. I created these in less than 4 days for an event that was on Friday night. I was even sick that whole week and I was still able to produce these 8 works. I…READ MORE
I had a decision to make, either confront the fear, walk through it, work with it or hang it up.
I looked my fear in the eye, got out a sheet of paper and the photograph of my dog Soozie,(who passed away in February.I hadn't been able to do it because of the grief) and began.
I started with the usual 1:1 grid ratio, this one being 8x8". Then instead of subgridding, I trusted my eyes, self and heart and just drew what my eyes saw.
OMG, what a freeing experience! the work…READ MORE
Added by Danette Malerich on October 6, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments
Today is the first time putting my artwork online, and it's very exciting! Just finished another painting today and will post it tomarrow. Very excited to get some feedback!
Added by Colleen Fullerton on October 5, 2012 at 4:52pm — No Comments