August 2011 Blog Posts (13)

Where our colors come from

Have you ever wondered where the color in our paints, markers, colored pencils, etc come from?  They seem to appear by magic, through some modern technological process, neatly encased in tubes, ready to use.  What did artists do before artist colors were so readily available like this?

That's what I'm reading about in Victoria Finlay's book, Color: A Natural History of the Palette.  She explains how the Aboriginals rubbed water onto…


Added by Thaneeya McArdle on August 26, 2011 at 2:12pm — 5 Comments

Our Beautiful Art! Can we Accept the Compliments after we have Painted, Drawn and Coloured???


I still don't know how to start these blogs.

anyway, I was wondering something tonight.  I was…


Added by Lisa McAlister on August 18, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment


I´ve just started a blog to write about daily events in my life. (it´s good practice for me to use the computer and cheaper than getting on the phone to friends and family.)Here´s the address,

Added by Dehra McDonald on August 14, 2011 at 4:05pm — No Comments

New at this... Blogging and Art



I am extremely new at this.  I am new at blogging so I am not sure what to say.

I am also new at Art and drawing and charcoling and pastelling too.


I have discovered I can do a little art. It was through my olderst child's art teacher that encouraged me to draw.  He asked me one day if I could draw.  I said no way.  We were on an art excursion.  Anyway he gave me his note book of art paper and a pencil and said to go and copy a picture in the art…


Added by Lisa McAlister on August 13, 2011 at 12:28pm — 1 Comment

My love affair with art

I have moved many, many times in my 64 years, sometimes to other countries, sometimes to other cities, and one memorable time, across a parking lot to another building of the same condo complex. Each move necessitated (as moves always do) packing up and unpacking. Before I unpack the silverware or unwrap the couch cushions, I haul my small collection of wonderful artwork (not mine!) out of their protective boxes, drill holes in my new walls, insert the screw sleeves and screws, and hang my…


Added by Ev McTaggart on August 10, 2011 at 6:33pm — 8 Comments

Back in the saddle again...

Well at 48...I've picked up my brushes again. I just finished publishing my first book, "Food is Love-life, humor and sustenance for the southern soul" and as a gift to myself I am bringing my easel in from the dusty garage and using it as much as possible.

I've always loved Art, crafts and anything to keep my hands busy...but as life has a tendency to do for us all, it can change our priorities.

 Now that my kids are growing up I have a little more time for "moi" and I've set…


Added by Margie M. Rigney on August 7, 2011 at 7:24pm — No Comments

room upgrade

The headmaster at the school I work out kindly gave ne some wood for a drawing board.… READ MORE

Added by danny vaughan barrett on August 7, 2011 at 10:25am — 1 Comment

Techniques for painting whimisical animal art

Here are some ideas that you can take to create whimsical animal paintings. The imperfectness of the painting is what makes it so enchanting. Happy accidents become interesting features and clashing colors and doodles convey a sense of whimsy. For each painting I have done, I give examples of techniques that can be used to achieve a similar look.



Added by Krysthle Poitras on August 6, 2011 at 10:30am — 8 Comments

a new beginning

i'm new to the Art Colony but i'm also new to art in general . i've always appreciated art and i have always been intrigued by art without doubt but when it comes to drawing and painting i'm not the best, it's not encouraging so i never tried or practiced . i have however always been a writer, it's my passion but i can't just right anything, i truly need to be inspired . to be honest, at this point i have no art…


Added by Lina Collazos on August 6, 2011 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

WIP -- castle series

I am presently working on a castle series ( along with some other art projects ) I recently browzed the internet for some castle ideas to get some  creativity going -- … READ MORE

Added by Jeffrey A. Knight on August 5, 2011 at 4:01am — 9 Comments

What is a WIP about

A WIP or work in progress is a step by step project that describes how a piece of artwork has been created from scratch usually illustrating the steps with photos taken during creation.

Wips can be posted by both the beginner artist and the expert. It just illustrates the creation process and it is not in any way regarded as the right way or the only way to make art.

Some WIPs are just a series of photos of the steps of a project. Others are more detailed acounts of what happens…


Added by Elena Malec on August 2, 2011 at 4:31am — 5 Comments

Australian Aboriginal Art

I've been a huge fan of Australian Aboriginal art for a long time, appreciating the colors and designs of Aboriginal "dot paintings". Now that I'm in Australia, I've been able to enjoy Aboriginal art up-close, learning about and admiring the many different forms that Aboriginal art can take, beyond just paintings on canvas (which is a very modern, Westernized form of Aboriginal art). In this blog post, I'll show you some of the different Aboriginal art forms that I've seen here in… READ MORE

Added by Thaneeya McArdle on August 1, 2011 at 7:47am — 7 Comments

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