Now, there isn't really such a thing yet as Shabby Chic Art, but being the explorer I am, I love to make-up new styles. I just did a Google search for it, and the term sort of exist, but the only thing that all the pictures have in common is that romantic, soft, pastel hues look! So, I'm still going to own it! I've been on a painting break for a while, but a few months back, in august, I had to make some paintings for an exposition, in which, among other artist of my region, I was…READ MORE
I am ver embarrassed to say that i sent my artwork from my phone to my computer in box and they are sideways. I do not know how to straighten them up nor do i know how to send them to you. Computers and i are not friends.
Added by Barbra Koenig on November 30, 2012 at 11:25am — No Comments
It won't be long now and we will be moving to Belmont, a suburb close to the city of Perth.
We sold our business and retiring, traveling, painting, drawing etc etc, well I will be anyway!READ MORE
Added by Dale Lysle on November 29, 2012 at 6:47am — No Comments
I am very excited that I found this website! I am new at painting (dormant talent for most of my life) and am really enjoying it! I discovered how much I don't know and hope to learn from you all!
Being a new entrant to this site, I am yet to earn friends. As I love painting in most of the mediums, I intend to post on each category initially. I would love to have our members' comments. I also intend to post my old and new works alternatively. As of now the horse which I have posted is fairly new.
Added by Antony Rufus on November 25, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments
There are certain things not clear to me even after going through the guidelines on uploading my art work. It would be nice if someone can advise me on the following:
1. Sketches and painting entirely done by me from the scratch, but were inspired by works of others posted in any public domain by certain people. I never try to copy but improvise, follow certain style or composition, color scheme or concept. Can I post them here?
2. Can I post my works which…
I was telling an artist today I am never quite happy with my work. this is what her father told her."The moment you feel satisfied with your art and think you are great is the moment you cease being a real artist."
I just needed to share that.
So, since my last blog (of 18 October), I've not started on a single drawing. I haven't even touched a drawing that hasn't been finished. And why?
Oh, these blasted digital books! The convenience of carrying hundreds of heavy, large classic paper books on a tiny device weighing less than a pound. After devouring Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Emma and now Sense and Sensibility I've quite lost my interest in drawing. I love old…READ MORE
I will be 78 soon and all of this is way above my knowledge. I don't know how to send a photo of my self or my painting(s). I work in oils, mainly. I have tried acrylic, watercolor, pastels, and colored pencils. Can someone explain what I have to do?, Thank you.
I just realized that when I see a new blog post or update or painting post, I know whose painting or post it is, not because I can read the name (which I can't if I haven't got my specs on!) but because I recognize the picture. "Oh, there's Ruth", I think, or "Sharon posted something" or "I wonder what Suzanne has to say?" I think I may have been here too long! Or.....I spend way too much time on here.
As a creative person, I've always, always, ALWAYS felt at odds with society, with the world.
During high school, I struggled A LOT. Math and science - the most prominent subjects - were the hardest for me. I would sob for hours over stupid math lessons because I just DIDN'T GET IT.
I tried to find other things, other careers I could train for that maybe I would fit into - nurse, chef, librarian,...anything....
But nothing really fit. I always felt like I was forcing…READ MORE
Yesterday I submitted my paintings for the annual show of lalit Kala Akademy, a govt run art institution here in India. Actually for the first time I wasn't really apprehended by the stuff piled there by other artists. There were a huge load of stuff though, submitted by all kind of artists; sculptors, painters, photographers etc. It was great being there even when all the stuff was lying around still wrapped in bubble paper. The funniest part was my meeting with this one chap who was there…READ MORE
Added by baljeet kaur on November 9, 2012 at 10:59pm — No Comments
A few weeks ago, I participated in a 4-day workshop given by Cecile Baird, one of my very favorite colored pencil artists. Not only is Cecile an amazing artist, she is also genuine, generous, and downright nice! I learned so much from her, and maybe even more important than that, I came away energized and excited, with all sorts of ideas for future projects. I rediscovered all of the things I love about working with colored pencil, like the ease with which I can create fine details and…READ MORE
I always thought color pencils looked awfully scrawny so I thought I could use a white colored pencil and go over it again. It works!
The studio is calling today. Does anyone else have this battle? Maybe you have carved out time in your schedule, or maybe it has just worked out where you have a few hours to spend as you'd like. You've had some ideas for new artwork floating around in your head, and would like to get a new piece started or would just love to play around with some new supplies. Then the resistance sets in. It's the perfect opportunity, yet the dishes begin to call, you notice a dusty corner, a pile of…READ MORE
When I’m feeling stuck in a rut I reach into my art supply drawer to see what I can find to get back on track. One of of my favorite tools is writing a personal manifesto. It’s been my experience that everyone benefits from writing a personal manifesto no matter who you are or what you do. The simple process of writing one is empowering. It's bigger and more profound than a values or purpose statement or a mission / vision statement - it is a way of focusing your energy and attention. A…READ MORE
I keep putting my artwork out there. Sites just like this one. I do this to work on growing as an artist. What I am finding however is that when I put new works up and ask for thoughts or comments, I get replies like: "cute", "nice", "very nice".
While I thank you for those comments, they don't really help me as an artist. I would like, want, need a more thought provoking, (for me) critique. I didn't say criticize, I said critique. Whenever I look at someones art work, and I really…READ MORE
Well, I am yet another newbie here. I thought I would give you all a general background on who I am.
I have been an artist for a long time, however I ran into health issues that got in the way of focusing on creative work like I did in my thirties and early forties. I now am 63 and finally fit and raring to go. Ironic but true--it has taken years of sleuthing, however, now I feel better now than I ever have overall as long as I am good with my diet (avoiding heavy salicylates, amines,…READ MORE