• Female
  • Selden, NY
  • United States


Profile Information

I would like to "Thank" everyone, first, for welcoming me and second, for all your critiques regarding my first submitted painting. The picture that is supposed to me is of my puppy "Oliver." (7yrs.old)  He is the world to me, ever a constant companion, and unconditional love during a low point in my life with Breast Cancer. So at some point I will submit some paintings of him. Again, Thank You all for such a warm welcome!


  • Add Artwork
  • View All

Comment Wall (5 comments)

You need to be a member of The Art Colony to add comments!

Join The Art Colony

At 6:34am on July 16, 2017, Harry13 said…

Thank you for your lovely comment on my Painting Hortenza. Love your art work. xxx

At 3:24pm on July 15, 2017, Barbara Cullen said…

Hello Hortenza. Many thanks for your comment on my Purple Haze paining, it was most appreciated. Regards Barbara C.

At 3:57am on March 10, 2017, Mark Bedwell said…

Hiya 'Hortenza'............OK, I'll begrudgingly admit that you had me fooled for a while, and I don't fool too easy. It's not like you haven't given us any clues either. There's the name for starters, and the contrived reply 'I've achieved what I set out to do'.

Yeah, it's a pretty good wind-up, whoever you are.

P.S. Did you do this to prove a point, or are you just having a laugh?

At 3:14am on March 4, 2017, Mark Bedwell said…

Hiya Hortenza.......firstly, I apologize if you've taken any offence, none was meant. Secondly, I know there's people out there who can paint lifelike watercolour's better than an Xerox machine. My confusion arises because your 'Daniel' is so different from your usual style, and that when I click on 'Full Size' your pic isn't presented in the usual fashion, but more like an email photo attachment. 

Anyhow, if your pic really is a painting, then all I can do is offer you my profound apologies for doubting you, and to say that this pic is truly astonishing....especially your skills in colour mixing and your application of washes.

I'm going to shut my face and go away now.......have a nice day. :o)

At 7:07am on February 19, 2015, Pat said…

Hi Marie, and welcome to the Art Colony!  I hope you enjoy the site - there's a lot to explore here, so have a look around and make yourself at home. You'll find plenty of art and inspiration!

If you have any questions or suggestions, please do feel free to contact any of the moderators and be sure to read through the Member Guidelines.

Please note that as much as we love photography, this site focuses on hand-crafted art forms so photography is not allowed.  Please also familiarize yourself with our guidelines on Digital Art.  As per the Member Guidelines:

Digital art is accepted, as long as it fits the following definition: "Computer-generated art that is created by hand (i.e. using a tablet, stencil etc), either from scratch or from a reference source."

We've also put together a handy Guide to Getting Started, which may help answer any questions you may have, such as how to create a bio for your page.

Most of all have fun and join in the forums and groups!  Can't wait to see your art. :)

Best Wishes, Pat  (Moderator)



New to the site? Check out our Guide to Getting Started.

Please take a moment to read our Member Guidelines. Thanks!

Need help?

If you need assistance with this site, please visit the Site Help forum where the moderators and/or other members will assist you.


The Art Colony is a fun online art community for artists of all abilities working in painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture and handicrafts! Join us and share your art, ask questions, receive tips, and make new friends!


It is 100% FREE to join the Art Colony and always will be!


Artist and Owner of The Art Colony                      

The Art Colony is co-run by a fabulous team of enthusiastic moderators:






© 2018   Created by Jane Miles. All Rights Reserved.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service