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Marion Kaye replied to Marion Kaye's discussion CLOSED Flower(s) as Inspiration in the group Swap Art
"I received these beautiful flower watercolour postcards this week.  Stacy your watercolour painting is fabulous and all your flowers did bring me smiles thank-you.  Your life has certainly been throwing you some 'curveballs',…"
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Marion Kaye replied to Marion Kaye's discussion CLOSED Flower(s) as Inspiration in the group Swap Art
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PINBALL BLUES

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WIP March 2019

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The Theme for March is "Flowers"! Create a work of art based on this theme and upload it to the theme thread:

https://theartcolony.ning.com/forum/topics/monthly-theme-march-2019

See what others created, too!https://theartcolony.ning.com/forum/categories/monthly-theme-forum/listForCategory

                                                       

Every month a photo will be posted to use as a reference/inspiration for an art piece you create, In Your Style! The Challenges are open to all artists, whatever your medium. We're looking forward to seeing the diversity in art that one photo creates!

Style Challenges are always open and you can post your art in them at any time.

Style Challenge is taking a small break........will be back soon..!

If you want please do take a look at all the previous Style Challenges and if you feel inclined ...add some art in Your Style ......we would love to see it...!

Check out all of the style challenges here: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/categories/style-challenge/listForCategory

                                                        

Create and swap art with your fellow Art Colonists in the Swap Art Group! The following swaps are currently open for sign-up:

***New*** MONTHLY ARTISTS POSTCARD SWAP FOR 2019, "IN THE STYLE OF" -

Monthly swap - create one postcard for one partner. Sign up deadline is the 7th of each month.

https://theartcolony.ning.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/monthly-artist-postcard-swap-march-2019-in-the-style-of-maurits

MARCH - MAURITS CORNELIS ESCHER

APRIL - VINCENT VAN GOGH 

MAY - MARGARET PRESTON

JUNE - FRIDA KAHLO

JULY - ANDY WARHOL

AUGUST - JACKSON POLLOCK

SEPTEMBER - YAYOI KUSAMA

OCTOBER - FRIEDENSREICH HUNDERTWASSER

NOVEMBER - YULIA BRODSKAYA

DECEMBER - GEORGIA O'KEEFFE

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Where are all the watercolorists on here?

Started by Diana Colt in Watercolor Questions & Tips. Last reply by maureen young yesterday. 12 Replies

Hi all, I am new to the Art Colony, and new to the world of art period.  I am 68 years young and am just now taking my first art class, a watercolor class and I am loving it. I am not very good but I am learning! I would love to hear from other…READ MORE

Sleeping cat

Started by Dallas Nyberg in General Art Room. Last reply by maureen young yesterday. 8 Replies

Here is the end result of my sleeping cat painting. It was a long task...much more work than my Tigger the cat painting...---------- Specs:- 24" x 18" (46cm x 61cm) Canvas - Createx Wicked Acrylics (all brush painted) - Approx 60 hours work.…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - March 2019

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Judith M Mosley Mar 14. 8 Replies

Welcome to the monthly theme for March. Artwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!!This month's theme is - FlowersThe theme is open to all artists whatever your medium.Please post your finished artwork in this discussion thread.Feel free to post…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - February 2019

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Mary Rogers Feb 12. 7 Replies

Welcome to the monthly theme for February. Artwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!!This month's theme is - LoveThe theme is open to all artists whatever your medium.Please post your finished artwork in this discussion thread.Feel free to post…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - January 2019

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by marilyn grimble Jan 31. 24 Replies

Welcome to the monthly theme for January. Artwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!!This month's theme is - WinterThe theme is open to all artists whatever your medium.Please post your finished artwork in this discussion thread.Feel free to post…READ MORE

Writing About Art

Started by Kat Bailey in Hanging Out in the Studio. Last reply by Stanton M Frey Jan 19. 5 Replies

Last year, one of the essays I wrote for Hello Humans was about accepting myself and declaring myself an artist. I had been many things: an accountant, a teacher, a restaurant owner to name a few - and I always made things. But, I was slow to…READ MORE

Tags: #life, #art, #artist, #howyoubecameanartist, #whatsyourstory

A WIP painting of a Saltwater Crocodile

Started by Dallas Nyberg in Works in Progress. Last reply by Angela Harrison Jan 14. 2 Replies

Hi all..My current painting project...A Saltwater Crocodile On a 24" x 36" stretched canvas - Createx Wicked Acrylics,I picked a fairly complex subject this time. A lot of complicated detail to do..I applied three extra coats of primer to the…READ MORE

Show What Results You made when releasing stress/frustration through art work!

Started by Maria Lalala in Creativity Juice Box. Last reply by Gordon M Jan 1. 16 Replies

This is what my results after all the stress (a.k.a piled up paper works and staring at computers for 9hrs 5days/week)I ended up doodling some crazy lines....and putting random colors that doesnt make any sense LOL…READ MORE

Tags: random, stress, doodle

What inspires, what motivates

Started by Francesca Tabor-Miolla in Creativity Juice Box. Last reply by Gordon M Jan 1. 36 Replies

There are times when I just can't seem to find that  spark needed to pick up the brush... kind of like having the dulldroms.    Would appreciate hearing what inspires and motivates others to keep going through the tough times.Many thanks.  READ MORE

Thanking people who comment

Started by marilyn grimble in Site Help. Last reply by Pat Dec 30, 2018. 8 Replies

Can you tell me how to thank members who make kind comments please.Marilyn xREAD MORE

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