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Overpass

"A fine pen and ink drawing Rich, nicely expressed with the overpass and trees, the dark line in bold and  where it recedes to light shades shows the perspective well, nicely drawn and well done!  "
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Angela Harrison commented on P.J Fields's photo
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Red Berries

"Lovely leaf with berries PJ , painted in watercolour, and so nice for the season!  Wishing you a Happy New Year! "
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Angela Harrison liked Kat Bailey's photo
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Angela Harrison commented on Kat Bailey's photo
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Hopewell Kat Sun Viii

"This wheel is alive with gleam and contrasts of amber and green, it spins and rotates at a rapid pace, gorgeous radiance expressed! "
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Angela Harrison commented on Kat Bailey's photo
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Large glass mosaic, front ~ Tree of Life`

"Fabulous mosaic on tempered glass a colourful intricate design! "
19 minutes ago
Angela Harrison commented on Kat Bailey's photo
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Not yet titled

"This looks so surreal and an excellent illustration for the children's book, will draw attention as its bright and those crimson flowers look sacred in form with the full moon shining over the valley!   "
21 minutes ago
Angela Harrison commented on Kat Bailey's photo
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Mosaic, from the back, at night, through a window

"Wow! I am mesmerised with the colours, it looks so bright like a tree pulsating leaves of flames ,and likened to firework explosions of colour!  A lot of hard work and meticulous too, fantastic mosaic work Kat, well done!  "
25 minutes ago
Angela Harrison commented on Mary Rogers's photo
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Winter Sunset

"Lovely silence expressed here, and its soft and serene, very nice Mary! "
31 minutes ago
Angela Harrison commented on Cynthia Richards's photo
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Time Lost

"Beautiful painting of fawn and girl as they rest in the woods, quite a nimble expression, light and gentleness expressed as new thoughts are born and rabbit nestles close to her, I sense a feeling of comradeship being fostered here....as they gather…"
34 minutes ago
Angela Harrison commented on DOROTHY WILSON's photo
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Robert Burns . Scotland's National Poet

" A lovely portrait of Robert Burns the poet and portrayed so well to celebrate his birthday on the 25th January, superb work Dorothy, well done! "
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Souter Johnny's Cottage outside Ayr Scotland.

"Lovely theme Dorothy , and painted from sandstone sculptures, these figures look so fitting for the verse in the poem and gathering outside 'Souter Johnie's cottage'. Nice soft pigments and captured from that era  of history…"
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Angela Harrison liked DOROTHY WILSON's photo
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Tam O Shanter

"Excellent watercolour painting for this theme where 'Tam O Shanter' was escaping on his white steed,and the witch grabbed the mare's tail, superb capture and figurative style too! The way the mare turns its head around and how the…"
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Angela Harrison commented on John R's photo
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Kara The Barn Owl

"Oh! this Barn Own looks tremendous , its features and feathers and the natural colours too, wonderful acrylic painting John, so realistic too!  "
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Angela Harrison commented on John Andreou's photo
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A Boy's Best Friend

"Gorgeous expression and pastel work John! "
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Spock

"Great portrait of 'Spock" so much of a likeness, nice graphite work John! "
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Angela Foster commented on John Andreou's photo
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A Boy's Best Friend

"Oh how cute!  Very nice!"
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The Theme for January is "Winter"! Create a work of art based on this theme and upload it to the theme thread:

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Monthly Theme - January 2019

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Mary Rogers 23 hours ago. 15 Replies

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

Writing About Art

Started by Kat Bailey in Hanging Out in the Studio. Last reply by Kat Bailey yesterday. 4 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

A WIP painting of a Saltwater Crocodile

Started by Dallas Nyberg in Works in Progress. Last reply by Angela Harrison on Monday. 2 Replies

Hi all..My current painting project...A Saltwater Crocodile On a 24" x 36" stretched canvas - Createx Wicked Acrylics,I picked a fairly complex subject this time. A lot of complicated detail to do..I applied three extra coats of primer to the…READ MORE

Show What Results You made when releasing stress/frustration through art work!

Started by Maria Lalala in Creativity Juice Box. Last reply by Gordon M Jan 1. 16 Replies

This is what my results after all the stress (a.k.a piled up paper works and staring at computers for 9hrs 5days/week)I ended up doodling some crazy lines....and putting random colors that doesnt make any sense LOL…READ MORE

Tags: random, stress, doodle

What inspires, what motivates

Started by Francesca Tabor-Miolla in Creativity Juice Box. Last reply by Gordon M Jan 1. 36 Replies

There are times when I just can't seem to find that  spark needed to pick up the brush... kind of like having the dulldroms.    Would appreciate hearing what inspires and motivates others to keep going through the tough times.Many thanks.  READ MORE

Thanking people who comment

Started by marilyn grimble in Site Help. Last reply by Pat Dec 30, 2018. 8 Replies

Can you tell me how to thank members who make kind comments please.Marilyn xREAD MORE

Autumn Boy

Started by maurina Hendrickson in Critique Corner - Request & Receive Feedback Here. Last reply by Stefan Tornquist Dec 25, 2018. 1 Reply

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

Monthly Theme - December 2018

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by marilyn grimble Dec 23, 2018. 23 Replies

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

I've Got the Background Blues

Started by Ms. Karen Klinger in Critique Corner - Request & Receive Feedback Here. Last reply by Ms. Karen Klinger Dec 10, 2018. 6 Replies

OK I need a little help here people. I have such difficulties with backgrounds. Here for example I started to color the background of this frog picture blue and then decided it was the wrong color and it was taking way to long so I experimented with…READ MORE

Tags: moon, frog, help, background

Streaming with Charles Evans at SAA

Started by Ancho Pancho in Site Help Dec 9, 2018. 0 Replies

SAA offered me participating on their Workshop for a nice Winter-Pic with Charles Evansby Online-Streaming about a afternoon last Week. this is my resultREAD MORE

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