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Bunch of Flowers

Watercolour
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This is my latest piece. It’s still in the works, but I think it’s coming along very nicely
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Dog therapy

"My Goodness how Bella has grown.  She looks ready for school.    I recall when David was about 6/7 and ship mad.  There was a modern homes exhibition at the SECC and HMS Belfast was moored on the Clyde a short walk away. …"
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Marion Riddell replied to Marion Kaye's discussion CLOSED Using this quote by Salvador Dali create Two Postcards for Two Partners in the group Swap Art
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The Theme for May  is "Self Portrait"! Create a work of art based on this theme and upload it to the theme thread:

https://theartcolony.ning.com/forum/topics/monthly-theme-may-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-june-2019-in-the-style-of-frida?xg_source=activity

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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Do you start with pencil or jump right in with pen?

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Drawing Questions & Tips. Last reply by Erik Cheung yesterday. 16 Replies

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

Selfie - pencil drawing of my own eyes

Started by Lizette de Vries-Venter in Drawing Questions & Tips. Last reply by Lizette de Vries-Venter yesterday. 4 Replies

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

Tags: pencil, coloured

A late update on my painting of a Crocodile

Started by Dallas Nyberg in General Art Room. Last reply by Angela Foster May 14. 2 Replies

Hi all..I posted a few WIPs some time ago, but neglected to post the final outcome...so here it is..Title: Saltwater Crocodile.- 36" x 24" (90cm x 60cm) stretched canvas- Createx Wicked Acrylics.- Time taken: around 75 hours…READ MORE

Sleeping cat

Started by Dallas Nyberg in General Art Room. Last reply by Lydie Baillie May 14. 10 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

Writing About Art

Started by Kat Bailey in Hanging Out in the Studio. Last reply by Kat Bailey May 10. 8 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

Monthly Theme - May 2019

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by marilyn grimble May 6. 2 Replies

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

Monthly Theme - April 2019

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by marilyn grimble Apr 27. 6 Replies

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

Fluff in Chalk

Started by kyle in Pastel Questions & Tips. Last reply by sylvia scott Apr 21. 1 Reply

Hi, I did a chalkboard drawing of my cat and thought I'd share it with the group! any comments, critiques, whatever is welcome. READ MORE

gallery

Started by Renate Fekete in General Art Room. Last reply by Renate Fekete Apr 10. 2 Replies

Now not only can I not find hearts on left hand side of fellow painters work to compliment them, MY OWN GALLERY APPEARS TO HAVE DISAPPEARED..I have been sending in work for years, and have almost 2000 pics in my portfolios, yet only yesterdays…READ MORE

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