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

https://theartcolony.ning.com/forum/topics/monthly-theme-april-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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Fluff in Chalk

Started by kyle in Pastel Questions & Tips. Last reply by sylvia scott on Sunday. 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

Writing About Art

Started by Kat Bailey in Hanging Out in the Studio. Last reply by Gordon M on Saturday. 6 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 - April 2019

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Judith M Mosley on Saturday. 2 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

A late update on my painting of a Crocodile

Started by Dallas Nyberg in General Art Room. Last reply by TJ Willms Apr 12. 1 Reply

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

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

My latest painting of a Platypus

Started by Dallas Nyberg in General Art Room Mar 28. 0 Replies

I have just completed this one.. A very curious, but endearing little creature."Platypus" 30" x 40" (76cm x 100cm) stretched canvas Createx Wicked acrylics. Approximately 100 hours work.…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - March 2019

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by kajal ramnani Mar 27. 11 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

Where are all the watercolorists on here?

Started by Diana Colt in Watercolor Questions & Tips. Last reply by maureen young Mar 21. 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 Mar 21. 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 - 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

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