April 2012 Blog Posts (12)

Girl weekend...oh and PaPa

YEA FOR ME!!! I get all three grandaughters starting today. Ive babyproofed my house as much as i can (the 14 month old is not only walking but running). Set up a small area just for the older girls and i so we can be artsy fartsy (as the girls call it)

Our plan (if Indiana weather doesnt ruin it) is to go see my fellow colonist and friend Aubrey at her show at the zoo. Im hoping and praying that the weather forcast isnt correct (55 and rainy), today is 58 but nice.

I added the…

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Added by Christina Mcclintock on April 27, 2012 at 5:40pm — 4 Comments

protecting pastel paintings

I was wondering if there is any kind of portfolio or case to carry pastel paintings in.  I need something to carry the paintings in to take to classes or traveling.  I don't like the way that fixatives darken the pastels and prefer not to use them.  I would also like to know if there is some kind of clear spacers to put between my paintings and the glass of the frame to keep the pastel from smudging.  Thanks.

Added by Virginia Ashcraft on April 25, 2012 at 3:18am — 1 Comment

My Art Interview!

Tommorow I have an interview, a person wants to do a documentary about young artists! And out of all the people at my school my art teacher chose me!!! <3 I am so happy and nervous, and I don't even know what to wear! Huff. I just had to get that out. I am super shy, and I have to be in front of a camera and everything! 

Added by Skylar Tucker on April 22, 2012 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

Framed or not?

Hi, I do a lot of painting on gallery wrapped canvases, because they don't have to be framed for most art shows.  But what I am noticing is that almost everyone else's paintings are framed, and so then my work looks kind of unfinished surrounded by them.  But, I really can't afford to frame these larger paintings!  In fact, I can't afford to frame at all, which is why I didn't even think about painting for a long time.  Now I'm addicted, but I have this issue!  I have noticed that the larger…

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Added by Becca Kelly on April 20, 2012 at 2:26am — 2 Comments

Facebook Fan Pages

It seems Facebook is the best way to get others to find your work. If you have a Facebook Fan page (not personal friend page), please send me your links, so I can "LIKE" you :)

Mine is http://www.facebook.com/TheCorriDoor

Thanks new friends!!

Added by Corrine Landry on April 18, 2012 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Watercolor and colored pencils

Hi everyone,

I am learning to combine watercolor and colored pencil.  Is anyone else doing artwork that combines those two?

Elizabeth

Added by Elizabeth Brandon on April 15, 2012 at 8:27pm — 1 Comment

Hello

Glad I found this site!  Saw some great work and decided to join.  I've been drawing and more recently painting for a short time, started drawing fall 2011 and painting this past January. 

A big  inspiration for art was my Grandmother.  While battling cancer she took up oil painting to take her mind off things. She did some amazing stuff and when I was about 10 we painted a landscape together.  That was the last time I produced anything besides doodling on paper.  

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Added by Mike Lekan on April 14, 2012 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Craft Show

So ive packed up 9 boxes of painted glassware (glasses, vases and plates) two crates full of handpainted birdhouses and 3 boxes of altered canvases, journals, albums. I think i am ready!! I hope people are in the mood to buy. After this one (80 vendors) i will be doing a 2nd craft show on May 5th, this one is a biggie, 140 vendors. My April and May calendar is packed with stuff to do. Between classes on Mondays and Thursdays, a 4wk class in May doing a Thomas Kinkade (Fisherman in the…

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Added by Christina Mcclintock on April 13, 2012 at 3:56pm — 1 Comment

update

I have been gainfully unemployed for a little over two weeks and can't even express my excitement every morning that I don't have to go sit in a cubicle all day.  Days like today I'm especially happy because my kids (6 & 10) are out of school and I don't have to hire a babysitter or send them to my parents' house, even though my mom and dad already called yesterday and asked the kids if they want them to come and get them today...lol.  I'm really glad I found The Art Colony.  It gave me…

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Added by Tretha Conaway on April 6, 2012 at 12:43pm — 1 Comment

Weekend Lab #1

I just came across a picture that I took when I visited a friend in New York last year.  Its a picture of a tree with a somewhat muted building in the background (I did a close up shot of the tree).  The tree in the picture seems relatively easy, so I'm going to attempt to recreate it.  Just bought my turpentine, and I'm going to experiment with it as a blending agent with my oil pastels.  I'm really not sure how oil pastels should look, but I like the effect of it even the little bleed that…

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Added by Shelly-Ann T. on April 5, 2012 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

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