May 2015 Blog Posts (15)

On this day as much as any other

This poem comes with the watercolour of the same name.

On this day as much as any other

The space between then and now is perfect

It’s imperceptibility is comforting


On this day as much as any other

I change unnoticeably,

move forward and leave a part of me behind


On this day as much as any other

The inevitability of life’s process



Added by stephen mason on May 31, 2015 at 3:35pm — 1 Comment

Some sort of coming round again

 I just posted a picture with a mention of its connection to words which have been whirling in my head. It seems only appropriate to post the words here to complete the story. For me art is the connection between many things,physical and spiritual, past and present,truth and illusion. Somehow the connections are the current,the energy which move my hands,shakes me up and lays me down.

Some sort of coming round again:

How it happens is the beauty of…


Added by stephen mason on May 28, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Getting the d*%m scanner to work!

I was all eager, had all my bits of paper together. And lo and behold, I can't find the cable for the scanner. Now I am all frustrated! Count ten or something like that. I am not one for patience! Well unless I am lost in the world of my pens and pencils-could do that ALL day.

Added by Pixi Vaek on May 27, 2015 at 9:45am — No Comments

Rose Wilder Lane

Thanks to Nelson's observant eye, I realize that, when I posted this in my gallery, I ran out of characters.  There's only a little of the story missing, but it does make the ending sound better.  I'm posting it as a blog in it's complete form. 

Thanks again, Nelson.

I bet you thought you knew the whole story of The Little House On the Prairie.  Unless you know…


Added by Fran Hoffpauir on May 26, 2015 at 3:11pm — 2 Comments

Durfort France

I have plans for the summer in France and working with larger pieces of silk as a wraparound experience is a part of those plans. If i can fund it i will set up a community silk painting project. Maybe something off the wall ,on a grand scale for a big exhibition.Our village is 700 years old and has for centuries been based around the manufacture of copper items,pans ,kettles etc..

This historic industry is now nearing it's end and as the village changes ,new people and families come…


Added by stephen mason on May 21, 2015 at 11:31pm — 1 Comment

Artist Block

Ugh... That moment when you really want to draw but you don't have any good ideas? lol having that happen right now. I'm open to, and would love some suggestions. Thanks!


Added by Alice on May 21, 2015 at 8:01pm — 4 Comments

I'm so nervous

I have my canvas gesso and my paint brushes ready I'm nervous and a little bit scared. I then I think in my mind should I try watercolor or acrylic . Which is more forgiving? Which one will I mess up less with. I appreciate the canvas to much to slaughter it with my novice brush strokes and then I  breath in and out and hold off another day. Has anyone that has created these most amazing pieces of the human emotion had this problem when you first put paint to canvas? Let me know how you…


Added by Jennifer Gibson on May 21, 2015 at 5:49pm — 3 Comments

Rain easy or hard!

I want to learn how to sketch Rain on a window pane which is funny because I live in Washington state lol. It rains continuously here and eventually I would like to turn it into a painting. But I can't seem to get it right. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks everyone

Added by Jennifer Gibson on May 17, 2015 at 8:01pm — No Comments

Amor de Mãe

Added by Julyana Amorim on May 15, 2015 at 3:39am — No Comments

returning to the scene

several of my postings will be of work done over the years, but hopefully, will also be more "new" pieces as I get back into the swing of things. 

Added by Sandra Harper on May 11, 2015 at 1:49pm — No Comments

New to the Art Colony

ok -- jumping in here with both feet.  Have rarely posted any of my art (outside of my photography) in any type of forum, although I've been painting now for about 15 or so years.  Have tried acrylics, but always return to watercolour as I like to watch the colour burst into life as it hits the water.  While I will try just about any subject (although, 'portrait' may have had its one and only attempt), I prefer 'botanicals'. Since we moved house 5 years ago, I have not picked up a paint…


Added by Sandra Harper on May 11, 2015 at 12:55am — 1 Comment

Out of Action.........................

Wow, I am just catching up on all the wonderful postings for swaps.  I have not been online for a fortnight as I visited my daughter in Launceston, Tasmania and unfortunately I left home with asthma and a cold virus, which went to severe bronchitis, while in Tassie.  I am home again and finally beginning to feel 85% well again, it was horrid.  I hope everyone else is fit and well out there in TAC and…


Added by Marion Kaye on May 9, 2015 at 4:20am — No Comments


Abstractions are neither easily definable or easily accomplished.  I find that what I call an abstraction, meaning lifted out of the realm of the specific to the realm of the general, is not seen as such by others, instead, they are often called expressive works.  So, I have tried to continuing branching out with my paintings and drawings to test the limits of what is generally…


Added by R L Oliver on May 4, 2015 at 1:00pm — 14 Comments

Spring In Full Swing

Hello there.  It has been awhile since I last posted a blog, though I've continued to paint all along. I tried my hand at oil painting for the first time, about six weeks ago, I was not thrilled. The painting turned out ok, but I was not prepared for the smell of the paints and thinners, (even the odorless kind) and cleaning the brushes was a  constant pain in the butt . Then when I finally finished it, I was astounded to learn how long it took my painting to dry.

With acrylics it…


Added by Ronnie Egerton on May 3, 2015 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

Got a painting in an art show

Going on a date to an art show reception next Wednesday! My painting is the one on the bottom right.

Added by Crystal Parker on May 1, 2015 at 6:18pm — No Comments

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