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The Art Colony is a fun, friendly online community for visual artists working in painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture and handicrafts.

 

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Artwork of the Week; "Merlin's Window" by Paul Dodd

 

Every week we feature one of our members in the "Artwork of the Week" featuring  an inspiring piece of their Art.

                                                        

From time to time we will be running an Art Competition which will be for all members to take part in.

                    

                

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Here are some fun ways that you can join The Art Colony's latest activities;

                                                

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

https://theartcolony.ning.com/forum/topics/monthly-theme-june-2018

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:

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Artwork of the Week - June 16 2018

Started by cheekyjane in Artwork of the Week. Last reply by R L Oliver 23 hours ago. 6 Replies

                                              Welcome to Artwork of the WeekThis weeks artwork is by Paul Dodd from Basildon UKThe Title is "Merlin's Window"…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - June 2018

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Paul Dodd Jun 13. 3 Replies

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

Artwork of the Week - June 09 2018

Started by cheekyjane in Artwork of the Week. Last reply by R L Oliver Jun 12. 2 Replies

                                       Welcome to Artwork of the WeekThis weeks artwork is by Richard Mittelstat from Prior Lake MN USAThe Title is " Autumn Spell "…READ MORE

Saving Oil Paint MIxes

Started by Glen Billett in Oil Painting Questions & Tips Jun 5. 0 Replies

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

Artwork of the Week - June 02 2018

Started by cheekyjane in Artwork of the Week Jun 2. 0 Replies

                                      Welcome to Artwork of the WeekThis weeks artwork is by Mark Bedwell from Huddersfield, UKThe Title is "Big Door, Small Cat"…READ MORE

A painting of a Dingo (Ausrtalian wild dog)... continued

Started by Dallas Nyberg in Works in Progress. Last reply by Dallas Nyberg May 27. 2 Replies

It has been a long process, getting this painting rendered. I not using any airbrushing on this one. it's all hand done, using only three red sable brushes - a #2 Filbert - a #0 Liner and a #5/0 Liner.The painting is on a 20" x 24" canvas.All the…READ MORE

DATE NIGHT...maybe

Started by Joyce Findlay in Works in Progress. Last reply by Joyce Findlay May 27. 1 Reply

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Artwork of the Week - May 26 2018

Started by cheekyjane in Artwork of the Week. Last reply by Pat May 27. 2 Replies

                                                 Welcome to Artwork of the WeekThis weeks artwork is by Joyce Findlay from Kelowna BC/San Jose del Cabo BCS, CanadaThe Title is "Spring Sensation"…READ MORE

Artwork of the Week - May 19 2018

Started by cheekyjane in Artwork of the Week. Last reply by R L Oliver May 25. 8 Replies

                                            Welcome to Artwork of the Week   This weeks artwork is by Mary Rogers from Mesquite TX USA and the Title is "A Freckle - Faced Girl"…READ MORE

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