I had previously posted my recent (since 2009) artwork on a site called Paintingsilove.com. After ten years that site will be shutting down at months end. It was a safe comfortable place to put your artwork out in the world among other artists of various skill levels. There was never any fear of being trolled, ridiculed, or criticized with damaging harshness. In the short time I have been here I get the sense The Art Colony is very much the same. As a first blog post here I retooled…READ MORE
Added by TJ Willms on November 16, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments
On being/becoming an artist and acknowledging the fragile moments, steps and stumbles on the path to an intimate understanding of my journey thus far. My most recent essay on Hello Humans.
I have a dilemma.
While updating inventory in my space at a co-op shop, a flash of horror came over me as I looked at several…READ MORE
Added by Kat Bailey on November 16, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments
Thank you for the reaction to my art ..........to all those who have responded within the first full day of my membership of the art colony. I am completely overwhelmed with joy . Please add to my “friends” list.......I will surely accept you all and respond when I can.
warm regards to all
Added by Alan David Webb on November 15, 2018 at 9:22am — No Comments
Added by Museums on July 27, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments
It has been a long time since I posted here, but I have not quit painting in the meantime. I hope I have improved somewhat over the years. I feel as if I have moved in the right direction. My goal was always to be a little looser. I want it to be an impression of "something" but also need the subject to be identifiable.
I now have a place to indulge my passion.
We had downsized from our home to a condo, we had two bedrooms, and I had an area in the second bedroom, where I…READ MORE
Added by Joyce Findlay on May 21, 2018 at 11:52am — No Comments
Hello folks, it has been awhile since I was on and posting anything. I'm trying to come up with some art for a children's book I am calling "Debbies Shells"
This is what I have now, please give your opinion on them. Thanks!
Added by Deborah on April 24, 2018 at 1:24pm — No Comments
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…READ MORE
Added by Nick Nicholson on April 20, 2018 at 5:28am — No Comments
Added by Alan Brain on January 28, 2018 at 8:38pm — No Comments
When I started this latest immersion in drawing and painting, I was looking for my old self that enjoyed it deeply and at times could do it hour after hour. I had lost that for too long, and was more than ready for the fond memories that came to mind in the early 2000s when I was into illustrating words and verses and not much into images in themselves. So, I took a formal class or two in watercolor, something I had avoided as much as possible before, and discovered happily that I loved…READ MORE
Added by R L Oliver on December 20, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Since I'm new here and this is my first post, I'll try to bring you up to speed. I started drawing in 2015 and having been learning various mediums. I started with pencil drawings and then colored pencils. I wasn't getting what I wanted out my drawings so I decided to try paint. I love painting and use acrylics, watercolors and oils. Acrylics being my go to but I really want to be proficient in oil and watercolor.
Here are my first watercolors. Hmm I guess you can only add one image…READ MORE
Added by Joan Elizabeth White on November 27, 2017 at 11:23pm — No Comments
Added by Joan Elizabeth White on November 25, 2017 at 9:24pm — No Comments
Portrait of poet Silvia Claudia Rivas
It is not just another meaningless fable was the work that led the Argentine poet Silvia Claudia Rivas to the top of the 11th Ángel Ganivet International Literary Contest, whose ruling was made public on November 14, the date on which…READ MORE
Added by Museums on November 16, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Added by Nick Nicholson on September 17, 2017 at 5:52am — No Comments
I have been gone for a bit.
Mainly posting to Instagram and Plus, and decided to come back to see if there is a pulse here.
If so, say hello!
Here is a list of art related things I have been working on.
Pen and ink - Oh, how I love the boldness it offers and how smooth it is, how it can be diluted for special effects!
Pencil sketches - I have been addicted to my pencils as of late that my acrylics are drying out! Is it the end of the world for my…READ MORE
Added by Janie Giltner on September 5, 2017 at 10:18am — No Comments
Once it is completed,any good painting will not only look good but also bear certain sinificance in itself.Such a kind of significancy can be regarded as the spirit value of the art work.The spirit will be passed from generation to generation as the painting is presented and broardcasted in the public.Such a spirit is the most valuable part of the art,it can be the reflection from a history event and can also be the repsentation of the ideaolody of the artist.In many cases,the spirit of the…READ MORE
Added by Twist Su on September 3, 2017 at 11:37pm — No Comments
It's that time of year again and my 4th year participating in this annual fundraiser for Gallery Route…READ MORE
Added by Carla Cryptic on August 25, 2017 at 6:23pm — No Comments
Summer in France is always busy,the bustle of visitors for workshops and often just to stay and be social for a week or so. The need to step out of village life becomes a must and so we head for the mountains, woods,rivers, waterfalls and lakes all stretching away into the distance leaving life behind. Today at Lac de Lampy i found myself lying in the shade of a sweet chestnut tree and watching the butterflies break the dappled sunlight over my head. All around me were sticks and bits of…READ MORE
Added by stephen mason on August 17, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Been on here over a few months now and the support has been amazing, feel like a part of a family on here and can express and show my ideas and artwork. I draw digitally but do draw some hand drawn things. I mainly draw animals, flowers and whimsical. my questions are does any one know of any interesting an unusual flowers/animals I can try and draw? any ideas be appricated as I am running out of ideas.
Added by Wendybird on August 9, 2017 at 2:58pm — No Comments
For you information. I received yesterday the PRESS RELEASE for my new book My Family, My Friends, My Life. It can be found under my webpage URL https://outskirtspress.com/myfamilymyfriendsmylife
Please take a look. The cover has my pen name Isabell von der Waldesruh
I will be around more often with my newer paintings.
Added by Rita Lulay Malsch on July 20, 2017 at 10:37pm — No Comments