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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.

 

It is 100% FREE to join, and always will be! Find out more about our community by clicking here.

 

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Artwork of the Week; 

 

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.

                    

                

Happening Now:

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

                                                

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

https://theartcolony.ning.com/forum/topics/monthly-theme-august-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-swap-september-2019-in-the-style-of-yayoi-kusama

SEPTEMBER - YAYOI KUSAMA

OCTOBER - FRIEDENSREICH HUNDERTWASSER

NOVEMBER - YULIA BRODSKAYA

DECEMBER - GEORGIA O'KEEFFE

Forum

Monthly Theme - August 2019

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Meera Bakshi on Friday. 5 Replies

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

problems with adding work.

Started by Renate Fekete in General Art Room. Last reply by Pat Aug 12. 1 Reply

I have been off the site for a few months- tried to add to my portfolios three times, but told error. Has the method been changed and/or is there another way of adding work?Just tried again, but same, 'there has been an error.'READ MORE

Monthly Theme - July 2019

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Angela Foster Jul 23. 1 Reply

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

Acrylic paint skins

Started by Selerstine Reed in Critique Corner - Request & Receive Feedback Here. Last reply by Erik Cheung Jul 21. 1 Reply

Hi There,I want to leave the painting the way it is, but I feel as though it's missing something.  Any thoughts? This is paint skins on a 48 x 36 canvas READ MORE

Tags: Skins, Paint

"In Your Style" ~Rooster Challenge~ 12/08/14

Started by Pat in Style Challenge. Last reply by Nelson Failing Jul 16. 51 Replies

It's time for a new challenge! This week we have a lovely photo of a rooster.(Image courtesy of Paint My Photo by Gary Jones). We would like…READ MORE

hot press watercolor paper

Started by Cynthia Richards in General Art Room Jul 11. 0 Replies

I accidentally buy blocks of hot press watercolor paper.  I really don't like it.  What do people like it for?  READ MORE

Anything comes to mind?

Started by Erik Cheung in General Art Room. Last reply by Erik Cheung Jul 6. 9 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

Monthly Theme - June 2019

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by marilyn grimble Jun 21. 11 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

Shatter

Started by Erik Cheung in General Art Room Jun 16. 0 Replies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dz4zTPylkbc&t=6sThis is a work named `Shatter'. There is no escaping in the presentation of a profile on the top left and the body shatters into…READ MORE

Tags: lines, red, doodle, scribble, shatter

Saving Oil Paint MIxes

Started by Glen Billett in Oil Painting Questions & Tips. Last reply by William F. Martin Jun 14. 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

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