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"Gorgeous work Martin.  His eyes are outstanding and I feel as though they are sizing me up."
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"Really like the composition. It seems like the epitome of fallowness... or harvest done."
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"I like the rugged look!  Good contrast with background!"
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"Interesting expression on the face that´s very well done.  What were you trying to convey?  And who is the figure?  He looks hispanic?"
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The Theme for October  is "Halloween"! Create a work of art based on this theme and upload it to the theme thread:

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***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.

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SEPTEMBER - YAYOI KUSAMA

OCTOBER - FRIEDENSREICH HUNDERTWASSER

NOVEMBER - YULIA BRODSKAYA

DECEMBER - GEORGIA O'KEEFFE

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

Started by Pat in Style Challenge. Last reply by Nelson Failing Nov 17. 53 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

October Theme 2019

Started by cheekyjane in Competitions. Last reply by Justyn S Simon Nov 8. 1 Reply

Welcome to the monthly theme for October . Artwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!!This month's theme is - HalloweenThe 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 - September 2019

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Paul Dodd Oct 14. 2 Replies

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

long inactive for health reasons

Started by Ancho Pancho in General Art Room Oct 10. 0 Replies

my eyesight was lowered to about 20% and it was almost impossible to paint for a long time. it gives the hope shimmer of an operation both eyes next and that motivated to paint a few member tasks at the SAA with Trevor Waugh instructions :-).…READ MORE

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Vespa On The Town

Started by Richard Giordano in Hanging Out in the Studio Sep 11. 0 Replies

This is how life is like, being in the 'fast lane' but was artists, we can take comfort to 'take it nice and easy' as we all look at our lives through an artistic lens.Do any of you, when you are feeling or being inspired to paint, draw or sketch…READ MORE

problems with adding work.

Started by Renate Fekete in General Art Room. Last reply by R L Oliver Sep 5. 4 Replies

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 - August 2019

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Richard Giordano Aug 28. 6 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

Grand Entrance

Started by Richard Giordano in General Art Room. Last reply by Richard Giordano Aug 28. 1 Reply

This was something that came into my imagination and used conte crayon on black pastel paper. I liked the illuminating effect it shows as if wants to invite all guests into its spa salon, restaurant, cafe. Anyone needs a to book lunch or dinner…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

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