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Erik Cheung replied to Erik Cheung's discussion Anything comes to mind?
"I consider myself a loser artist if I could not elicit a more emotional response, and am being too ambiguous in the visual communication.... haha  weep weep :) :) thank you for the comments"
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Christopher Bentley replied to Erik Cheung's discussion Anything comes to mind?
"i like this , it reminds me of a spaniel lying on its back and scratching its self on the carpet. I know it probably wasn't your intention.  The beauty of art is everyone sees things differently and we associate the picture with our own…"
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The Theme for June  is "Shadows"! 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-2019

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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!

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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...!

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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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Anything comes to mind?

Started by Erik Cheung in General Art Room. Last reply by Erik Cheung 48 minutes ago. 4 Replies

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

Saving Oil Paint MIxes

Started by Glen Billett in Oil Painting Questions & Tips. Last reply by William F. Martin yesterday. 1 Reply

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

Looking for Ideas - Acrylic Painting with students with Parkinson's Disease

Started by Sasha Roberts-Levi in Acrylic Questions & Tips. Last reply by Marcia Campbell Jun 9. 2 Replies

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

Monthly Theme - June 2019

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Marcia Campbell Jun 9. 4 Replies

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

Autumn Boy

Started by maurina Hendrickson in Critique Corner - Request & Receive Feedback Here. Last reply by Erik Cheung Jun 9. 2 Replies

I'm new here and I just wanted to get some feedback on a painting I've been working on

Landscapes

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Reference Image Library. Last reply by Marcia Campbell Jun 8. 35 Replies

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

Skyscapes

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Reference Image Library. Last reply by Marcia Campbell Jun 8. 25 Replies

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

Monthly Theme - May 2019

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Kat Bailey Jun 2. 5 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

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

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Drawing Questions & Tips. Last reply by Erik Cheung May 23. 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 May 23. 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

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