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Running Down a Dream: How Did you Get Started?

Following a dream is something many of us ponder. We start out with great excitement and a maybe a little worry or fear. But mostly we are gung-ho to be setting out on our path toward being or doing something that fills us with inspiration. What is your big dream story? One of my favorites is about becoming an…

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Added by Suzanne Vadnais Monson on June 5, 2011 at 12:22pm — 12 Comments

my favorite places

To me my favorite places are where my friends and I can draw and listen to music,at the moment I have two areas.

One is the veranda in the sun.…

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Added by danny vaughan barrett on June 6, 2011 at 8:06pm — 3 Comments

Mix-Media: Working with metals

This is a work of art that I made last fall.  You can also find it on my blog.  I`m all about technique and meaning, and this is what I will discuss here.  I really enjoyed trying these new techniques: embossing metal, hand carving in metal, adding metal elements to canvas, using metallic felts and shaping metal wire.  It was full of new discoveries. This is a semi-abstract painting about a forest.  And its all about exploring texture in metal.

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Added by Krysthle Poitras on June 7, 2011 at 9:32am — 10 Comments

Final Assignment Drawing 2 : The Making

Maria Kochetkova and Joan Boada in Raymonda. © Erik Tomasson…

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Added by Anna Manafe on June 11, 2011 at 7:00am — 7 Comments

One Sassy Cat Comin' Up!

 

I was inspired to draw this Sassy Cat with gorgeous, flowing hair when I shampooed my hair this weekend

 

In hindsight, her hair looks detached so I will add bangs. Right now it looks like her head is on fire!

 

I am thinking of placing a background before "painting" with…

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Added by Carla on June 12, 2011 at 7:00pm — 7 Comments

about me

I have loved drawing from childhood , and learned more about drawing throught reading books and talking to other artists along the way . I have always drawn mostly in pencil graphite , however lately been intrested more in colour and other mediums . I use mostly my imagination and still life for ideas , I love drawing for it gives me pleasureable feelings of achievement .

Added by michelle ann turner on June 13, 2011 at 3:36am — 2 Comments

How Do You Begin a Work of Art?

IMG_0537 I captured this gorgeous “Chicken of the Woods” mushroom walking through one of my favorite state parks last weekend. It would have been really tough to sketch this in the moment.…

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Added by Suzanne Vadnais Monson on June 18, 2011 at 8:47pm — 13 Comments

My art work

I have many paintings, I have done throughout my life.  Never finding much of a way to share them. I can't wiat...but I have to have wait on my husband to help me uplaod photos of my work. I paint people, animals, landscapes...but since I have had my two young boys I havnt done much painting. I need sevral hours by myself to even get started on a painting, so I'm thinking to start working with colored pencils, for now.

Added by Catherine Marie Chiara Duran on June 22, 2011 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

The Devil is in The Details

I thought I got over my perfectionist issues.  I am generally more of a 'Big Picture' sort of person.  The details usually sort themselves out while I keep my eye on the bigger perspective of life.  Especially as you never know how things are going to get done, anything could happen.

Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to be the case for me as far as my drawing and painting is concerned.  The weird thing is, I like working on the details!  However, I need to learn my limits. 

When…

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Added by Arlene Toth on June 23, 2011 at 8:34am — 4 Comments

Colorful and Detailed Abstract Art

I'm a huge fan of colorful & detailed abstract art, so I thought it would be fun to create a blog post that showcases some of the colorful & detailed abstract art on the Art Colony!  Each of the images in this post link back to the artist's portfolio so that you can see more of their work.

 

I'll start off with one of my own paintings, which you can see below.  This is an 8 x 8 inch acrylic painting on canvas. The title is…

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Added by Thaneeya McArdle on June 25, 2011 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

Being an Ocean Artist - Alan Minshull

 

I am passionate about the world that we live in and my works reflect how I believe our oceans and coastlines ideally should remain, natural and revered.

My intention is to capture moments in time that leave a positive memory in the viewer, to create an almost scuba diving experience of…

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Added by Alan Minshull on November 10, 2011 at 8:20pm — 19 Comments

How to Have Fun with Drawing

If you're new to drawing, chances are good that you’ve had a range of successes and challenges. Some things worked well and felt great. Some things felt awkward and difficult. Maybe you’ve taken a class or read a book or worked one on one with an artist you admire. Maybe you actually pick up your pencils once in a…

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Added by Suzanne Vadnais Monson on May 20, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

First Entry!

It is fantastic to be able to be with the start of the Art Colony.  It comes at a time when I am working to get back into the swing of things with regards to making art.  I am currently take an online course called the Art of Action, intended to help us find the way to "doing", making action happen.  The first steps were to write out goals, and one of mine was to find new ways to connect with the artist world.  

We recently moved from central Indiana to Georgia.  A big change.  In…

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Added by Kathy Lynn on May 21, 2011 at 5:34pm — 1 Comment

Here Comes Summer!

Here in Wisconsin, as we approach Memorial Day, one thing is clear: warmer days are just around the bend. We're like a bunch of school kids unable to focus as our teacher tries to get one last lesson in before the…

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Added by Suzanne Vadnais Monson on May 23, 2011 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

"Don't Throw That Out!"

I used love to take things apart, and put them back together in a way more appealing, or interesting to me.  Jewelry, lamps, clocks, etc...  I haven't done this in quite some years, until recently.  I am now remembering how much I love it, and hope to have something I am proud to post here soon.  One piece I am working on now is my "Upside Down" lamp.  I try to use only "recycled" materials, mostly because that is a big part of what makes me enjoy it.  I think that comes from my Father's need… READ MORE

Added by Vanity Flair on May 30, 2011 at 12:13am — 3 Comments

What is art?

What is art?

Is it just me, or is "art" hard to pinpoint? If you had to sit down right now and pen an essay about "What is art?" - could you do it? 

 

I stopped to think about the definition of "art" today.  First…

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Added by Thaneeya McArdle on May 31, 2011 at 9:07am — 7 Comments

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