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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; " Two Sides" by Tammi Nelles

 

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 November is "Nature"! Create a work of art based on this theme and upload it to the theme thread:

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

Forum

Monthly Theme - November 2018

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Alan David Webb 22 hours ago. 10 Replies

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

Thanking people who comment

Started by marilyn grimble in Site Help. Last reply by marilyn grimble on Thursday. 2 Replies

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

Staining vs Non-staining Opaque Pigments

Started by Gerry in Watercolor Questions & Tips. Last reply by Glen Billett on Sunday. 1 Reply

Fairly new to watercolors.   If 2 colors are similar (hue, tone and all that other stuff) why would someone choose an opaque color that is staining rather than a similar opaque color that is non-staining?  Am I missing something in not understanding…READ MORE

A painting of a Common Kingfisher

Started by Dallas Nyberg in General Art Room. Last reply by marilyn grimble Nov 8. 2 Replies

I just finished this painting...- 18" x 24" stretched canvas- Createx Wicked acrylics- Around 100 hours to complete.…READ MORE

My likes have gone

Started by Dorothy Macready in General Art Room Oct 24. 0 Replies

This morning I logged on to discover that my name and all my likes have dissapeared.  I can still access my page and the gallery.  Any thoughts on the matter.Thank you.DorothyREAD MORE

A bit more done on my cat painting

Started by Dallas Nyberg in Works in Progress. Last reply by Glen Billett Oct 22. 6 Replies

This has been a long process.... now 50 hours of painting and still more to go...The perils of being a high detail artist...I will include all updates here..…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - October 2018

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Ms. Karen Klinger Oct 19. 6 Replies

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

What inspires, what motivates

Started by Francesca Tabor-Miolla in Creativity Juice Box. Last reply by Ms. Karen Klinger Oct 7. 35 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

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

Started by Maria Lalala in Creativity Juice Box. Last reply by Ms. Karen Klinger Oct 7. 15 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

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