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Started this discussion. Last reply by Nick Nicholson Nov 8, 2017. 4 Replies

Hi guysWhat can be used instead of using an expensive fixerREAD MORE

Blending and fading pastels

Started Sep 19, 2017 0 Replies

Hi all I would like as a new artist some tips on blending and fading soft oil pastels which if any do people use that give the best effects.

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lizette de Vries-Venter Sep 24, 2017. 1 Reply

Hi everyone I have just found this page and I think this page is awesome and I'm sure this will be a great help to a new artist like myself, I'm still finding my why around the site at…READ MORE


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Nick Nicholson replied to Christopher Bentley's discussion pastel in the group Pet Art
"Hi Christopher, when I used pastels I was worried about darkening but I use ladies cheap hair spray as my Fixer and I have found one this is cheaper then normal fixer and light spraying on your work will darken a bit but I found it brought the…"
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Nick Nicholson replied to Frank Savage's discussion Animal Portraits/ does anybody else find it completely different drawing an animal or a pet to a human face...
"Hi all, I draw animal portraits all the time, I just can not draw people for some reason. "
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My Life in the Art Colony and

Posted on April 20, 2018 at 10:28am 0 Comments

Hi everyone 

I have been within the Art Colony for a little while now and I have really felt enveloped by the whole ethos of the Colony! created by Jane and gang,I have found some great Art friends from all over the world and they have helped me grow on my art journey which has been fantastic for me and hopefully my new career.

I wanted to give something back to the Art Colony as it has given me so much so I have…


Being Inspired

Posted on September 17, 2017 at 10:52am 0 Comments

Hi just wanted to introduce myself to you all I'm Nick and have just got back in to art, as the last time I did any art was at school and that was a longtime ago as I'm now 54 years of age, anyway to cut to the chase I have been in a wheelchair for three months after surgery, and I was looking for something to do to stop me going completely stir crazy as daytime TV is mind numing ! So I decide to start some drawing and I found it so relaxing and fufulling I wanted others to fill the same so I… READ MORE

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At 7:11pm on September 22, 2019, Rita Malsch said…

Nick, thank you for the nice welcome. I'm actually an old-timer, but I like to post some new things I do now.  Hope to see my old friends again.

At 10:50am on September 3, 2019, Avril Newton said…

Thanks Nick. This is really a very inspiring site!

At 6:41am on July 21, 2019, Laurel Nichols said…

Thank you Nick for your nice comment on my artwork!

At 10:38am on July 20, 2019, Nwaiwu Chinedum Anthony said…
Thanks, I hope to bring a different form of art to this forum. But for the time being I will just look around hoping to find some inspiration to draw again
At 2:54pm on July 4, 2019, Naomi P Cooper said…

Nick,  Thank you for the warm welcome.  I am in process of getting pictures to download.  Most of them are quick snapshots to share with friends and family and have lots of background that needs to be cropped.  Right now I am enjoying viewing the plethora of wonderful art displayed by members.

At 4:34am on May 2, 2019, Samantha Baket said…

Thank you for welcoming me here!

At 4:28pm on March 12, 2019, Andrea Pellicani said…

Thanks for welcoming me to the colony. I hope to spend time here when my laptop issues are sorted.



At 10:49pm on January 6, 2019, Pauline Kielty said…

thank you for the lovely welcome Nick

At 6:11pm on December 12, 2018, Adam Darr said…

Hi Nick,

Thank you for your email, in the event I need any help I know where to find you.


At 3:15pm on November 16, 2018, TJ Willms said…

Thank you Nick I am most pleased to be accepted. I have made some initial explorations and I already feel that I am going to enjoy it here. Best regards. TJW



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