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Artwork of the Week;
From time to time we will be running an Art Competition which will be for all members to take part in.
Here are some fun ways that you can join The Art Colony's latest activities;
The Theme for June is "Shadows"! Create a work of art based on this theme and upload it to the theme thread:
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.
JUNE - FRIDA KAHLO
JULY - ANDY WARHOL
AUGUST - JACKSON POLLOCK
SEPTEMBER - YAYOI KUSAMA
OCTOBER - FRIEDENSREICH HUNDERTWASSER
NOVEMBER - YULIA BRODSKAYA
DECEMBER - GEORGIA O'KEEFFE
Since there has not been anyone putting anything here for a year, I shall attempt. :)This piece is named Night. Please say anything. First thought? I would not be offended. Something relating the image to your background is also appreciated. Fire…READ MORE
This may just be the most useless tip you'll ever hear, but I saw it and thought I'd pass it on.To save the oil paint on your palette at the end of your painting session, you can submerge it in water. Just scoop it onto a piece of plastic, glass,…READ MORE
I am an art teacher who is most comfortable with drawing, watercolor, and printmaking. I was contacted by a group of people with Parkinson's Disease (motor control issues abound) who wanted to try their hand at acrylic painting. I am not versed in…READ MORE
Welcome to the monthly theme for June. Artwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!!This month's theme is - ShadowsThe theme is open to all artists whatever your medium.Please post your finished artwork in this discussion thread.Feel free to post…READ MORE
Post your reference photos of landscapes here.This includes mountains, fields, forests, deserts, hills, cliffs, valleys, etc... * * Important * * Before you upload any photos to the Reference Image Pool, please read the…READ MORE
Post your reference photos of skies here.This can include things like sunsets, sunrises, clouds, rainbows, storms, etc.* * Important * *Before you upload any photos to the Reference Image Library, please read the…READ MORE
Welcome to the monthly theme for May. Artwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!!This month's theme is - Self PortraitThe theme is open to all artists whatever your medium.Please post your finished artwork in this discussion thread.Feel free to…READ MORE
I'm curious how other people approach pen and ink artwork.When it comes to realist pen and ink art, I have a tendency to start a drawing in pencil, so that I can erase any mistakes, before going over it in pen. If I'm doing an abstract pen and ink…READ MORE
Hi everyone, I want to draw my own eyes in coloured pencil, but my eyes are a light grey colour. I am unsure how realistic it will look if I colour match the colours 100%. My husband took a photograph for me and I can get the colours very close. (I…READ MORE