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Profile of the Week: Jan Heck *CURRENT*

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Jo Flockton 1 minute ago. 8 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Jan Heck from Massillon, OH, USA.Jan creates a wide range of art, from…READ MORE

Gus - WIP

Started by TerryMellway in Works in Progress. Last reply by TerryMellway 50 minutes ago. 17 Replies

Well, I completed the final version of My Jamaican but for some reason it did not give me the option to upload the image as it does here so I'm waiting to hear from anyone who might know what to do. In the meantime, I have started a new project - my…READ MORE

Tags: in, progress, work, pencil, dog

Old artwork and Storage?

Started by Audrey in General Art Room 3 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hello Artistic People,As I rearrange my mini studio again, I feel cluttered and closed in.  I hold onto things hoping to use them but then I get rid of them because of space.  I get rid of them because of lack of time to use them.  Then I hope I…READ MORE

(November 13, 2013) Profile of the Week: Diane Reynolds

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Jan Heck 11 hours ago. 14 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Diane Reynolds from Cincinnati, OH, USA.Diane creates fun experimental…READ MORE

how to draw realistic grass

Started by jane moloney in General Art Room. Last reply by Billy Camryn yesterday. 3 Replies

Hi everyone ,does anyone have tips on how to draw realistic grass .I have painted a tiger using dry brush oil and think some long grass would compliment the picture? thanks in advanceREAD MORE

Colored Pencil Learning Library - Free Online Resources (Websites, Videos, etc)

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Drawing Questions & Tips. Last reply by Billy Camryn yesterday. 7 Replies

This thread is dedicated to listing free online resources for learning how to use colored pencils! This can include websites and videos, as long as they are free.If you have found any online resources about colored pencils that you would like to…READ MORE

Tags: painting, techniques, tips, online, instruction

(April 10, 2014) Profile of the Week: Yvonne Ryves

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Ugo P. yesterday. 13 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Yvonne Ryves from Cork, Ireland.Yvonne creates watercolor paintings of…READ MORE

Hanging heavy Ampersand claybord panel

Started by Grace L. Sanford in General Art Room. Last reply by Grace L. Sanford on Tuesday. 2 Replies

I have 2 paintings on Ampersand Claybord that are 24" x 36" and 1/8" thick. How do you hang them on a wall? They are too thin to drill into and too heavy for stick-on hanging solutions. I'd love to use more of this type of support but not if it…READ MORE

printing art

Started by leisha mcconnell in General Art Room. Last reply by Thaneeya McArdle on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Hi is there anybody that could give me advice,i have just had one painting  printed. Giclee was the print it turned out great but over£20 for one is too costly for me as i am unemployed,any advice i would be very greatfull .Thanx Leisha :)READ MORE

"In Your Style" - Cowboy Boots Challenge - 4-14-2014

Started by Pat in Style Challenge. Last reply by Pat on Tuesday. 2 Replies

This is the Cowboy Boots Challenge!  This photo is courtesy of Ugo from…READ MORE

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