Nature Artwork

WELCOME to the 'Art of Nature Group'

A place for you to share your work & techniques relating to nature, wildlife, landscapes, ocean art, floral/botanical art, outer space art, and any other art inspired by the natural environment.


Members: 278
Latest Activity: Sep 26


Hello and Welcome to the Art of Nature Group!


If you would like to share your nature artwork, you can start your own discussion by clicking the big blue "Add a discussion" button at the bottom of this page.

If you would like some advice on a specific work-in-progress, you can start your own discussion by clicking the big blue "Add a discussion" button at the bottom of this page.


If you would like to share progress shots of your nature artwork in its various stages, that's great too!

Click here to learn how to upload images into your forum posts (which is important so that people can see your art within the post, rather than as an attachment link beneath your post).

Just a few simple guidelines:

  • Please keep all discussions relevant to portraying nature in all its many forms.
  • Be friendly and considerate in your posts.

Thanks for joining & have fun!

Discussion Forum

Still Waters in a Summers Night

Started by Richard Giordano Aug 28. 0 Replies

I went north for the camping weekend back in August where I created a sketch during the day and wanted to see how it would look at night under a dark sky? So I cam e up with this in white conte crayon on black pastel paper and you can see the…READ MORE

Country Storm

Started by Richard Giordano Aug 28. 0 Replies

This was something I created while on a bus ride from work. It was done in pen and on regular blank copy paper.It is simple and quick as the bus ride was not that long!Fortunately, I came prepared with an umbrella...…READ MORE

painting looser

Started by Kenn Jozwiak. Last reply by Stephanie Rubin Aug 31, 2017. 3 Replies


Bald Eagle

Started by J Shaver Apr 20, 2017. 0 Replies

Painting completed in acrylics, November 2016 from photograph taken by husband.READ MORE


Started by Jenny Lynn. Last reply by Barbara McEwen Feb 19, 2016. 2 Replies


Wedge-tailed Eagle

Started by Carole M.. Last reply by Carole M. Jan 26, 2016. 1 Reply

Taken from a photo I'd taken when at Lamington N.P, Qld some time back; was a struggle-street project, and at times I didn't think I'd…READ MORE

a sketch with soft pastel sticks

Started by Carole M.. Last reply by Carole M. Oct 14, 2015. 2 Replies started with graphite and…READ MORE

Tags: sticks, sketch, pastel, pigeon, crested

Dull Shreaks on Acrylic Painted Surfaces

Started by Calvin S.Clarke. Last reply by Judie Martinez Jul 13, 2015. 5 Replies

  Hi, this is my first time posting as a new member of this community. I am returning to art after some years of not doing any work. I often had the unfortunate experience where after completely covering a surface with acrylics these dull shreaks…READ MORE

Landscape diptych or tiptych

Started by Barbara McEwen. Last reply by Sandy Taylor Jun 2, 2015. 3 Replies

One of my next acrylic classes we are doing a landscape diptych or triptych. Does anyone have some inspiration for me to look at? I am thinking I will try to keep it simple since I am more of a beginner, maybe a prairie type landscape but any…READ MORE


Started by Sandy Taylor. Last reply by Sandy Taylor Jun 1, 2015. 2 Replies

HiMy name is Sandy new to Art Colony and this group, I am a 68 yr old grandmother of four started doing art about 15 yrs ago when I retired and still love it and still learning hope to make friends with other art people to share art work,tips,and…READ MORE

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Comment by Jenifer Nadira Knight on May 23, 2011 at 12:59pm

Good morning Alan! although it's not morning YOUR time!  More like afteroon  :)

Look forward to hearing more from you about painting water!  best wishes, Jeni 

Comment by Alan Minshull on May 23, 2011 at 12:49pm

Good morning friends,

Im tackling another ocean painting at the moment but will be with you asap, and also creating a new discussion on how I paint ripples in water with acrylics. Should be fun and helpful hopefully. 


Wishing you all wonderful creativity, any questions, please send me a message directly or place it here so that I can reply to you through our ocean art group.

All my happiness

Alan :)

Comment by Alan Minshull on May 21, 2011 at 8:01pm

Hi Donna our newest member :)

Hope you will enjoy our little space here and linger for a while near the waves, breathing in all that fresh ocean spray.

Glad to see our little group is growing steadily.

Happy Days


Comment by Alan Minshull on May 21, 2011 at 3:52pm

No problem Jennifer and WELCOME to the first Ocean Art Group:)

For Acrylics its easy too, you just have to make a few alterations to your painting method, technique and I shall prepare something for you asap:)

I am glad you joined, this is going to be a fun group 

Get back to you soon Jennifer



Comment by Jenifer Nadira Knight on May 21, 2011 at 3:47pm
Alan, thank you, thank you!  (sigh), LOVE that girl Thaneeya!  She put me into contact with you, I couldn't find my way correctly on how to join your "Ocean Art".  I could use some tips from you on painting water ripples.  For instance, when a duck splashes around or "displays", they make ripples in the water.  It's very easy in oils, however, as you know, with acrylics, it's a different story! Thanks!

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