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Profile of the Week: Bronwyn Knox-Lawler

Check out the colorful whimsical illustrations by Bronwyn ! Read a Q+A with Bronwyn here.

 

Each week we spotlight one of our members as "Profile of the Week", featuring an interview with the artist and a selection of their art. You can visit our current POTW by clicking above or browse past POTWs by clicking here.

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The theme for October is "Abstract"! Create a work of art based on this theme and upload it to the theme thread: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/topics/monthly-theme-october-2014

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Every two weeks a photo will be posted to use as a reference/inspiration for an art piece you create, In Your Style! The Challenges are open to all artists, whatever your medium. We're looking forward to seeing the diversity in art that one photo creates!

NEW Flamingo Challenge: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/topics/in-your-style-flamingo-style-challenge-10-27-2014

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What is the difference between Gloss Varnish vs fluid gloss medium and varnish vs gel medium

Started by Harpreet Kaur in Mixed Media & Altered Art Questions & Tips 10 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hello Friends,               I want to work on projects related to decoupaging, mixed media, canvas work with acrylic paints. To seal my project I am confused among so many products. Since I would be working on Wood, canvas, metal, paper, ceramic…READ MORE

Profile of the Week: Bronwyn Knox-Lawler *CURRENT*

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Harpreet Kaur 10 hours ago. 11 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Bronwyn Knox-Lawler from New York, USA.Bronwyn creates colorful…READ MORE

What is the difference between Gloss Varnish vs fluid gloss medium and varnish vs gel medium

Started by Harpreet Kaur in Acrylic Questions & Tips. Last reply by Harpreet Kaur 10 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hello Friends,               I want to work on projects related to decoupaging, mixed media, canvas work with acrylic paints. To seal my project I am confused among so many products. Since I would be working on Wood, canvas, metal, paper, ceramic…READ MORE

Which watercolour?

Started by Mark Bedwell in Watercolor Questions & Tips. Last reply by thegrindre 11 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hi folks.I'm about to try mixed media using pen & ink and watercolour. Is it worth using cheap beginners grade paint, or am I better of going for some top quality paint instead?MarkREAD MORE

Turtle complete...

Started by Dallas Nyberg in Works in Progress. Last reply by Jess 12 hours ago. 3 Replies

The turtle section completed.. thank goodness!.... now it's on to rendering the seabed and other goodies...The photo is of the whole canvas - 30" x 24".The studio light flared the left corner a bit...I will not post any more photos now until it's…READ MORE

What inspires, what motivates

Started by Francesca Tabor-Miolla in Creativity Juice Box. Last reply by Doris Culverhouse 23 hours ago. 32 Replies

There are times when I just can't seem to find that  spark needed to pick up the brush... kind of like having the dulldroms.    Would appreciate hearing what inspires and motivates others to keep going through the tough times.Many thanks.  READ MORE

How do you know if you’re an artist?

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Creativity Juice Box. Last reply by Doris Culverhouse yesterday. 34 Replies

Just playing around with some answers to this question... "How do you know if you're an artist?"

If you love to create thingsIf you have an insatiable urge to express yourself visuallyIf you would make art even if no one in the world ever saw it…READ MORE

Tags: artist, creativity

(October 18, 2014) Profile of the Week: Jason

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by mkflood yesterday. 17 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Jason from Saxony, Germany.Jason creates whimsical fantasy art of…READ MORE

Free Pencils for Completing Derwent Art Academy Course!

Started by Tiffany Breimann in Drawing Questions & Tips. Last reply by Mike Gullick yesterday. 7 Replies

I've heard so many people talk about the Derwent Art Academy course that you get free pencils for completing and always thought that you must have to pay for the course. I finally checked it out tonight and was surprised to discover it's free!…READ MORE

Tags: Derwent, pencils, free

Need help - writing with pen over watercolors

Started by Pat in Watercolor Questions & Tips. Last reply by michele josiane martin yesterday. 21 Replies

After I have the watercolors on the paper and try to use a pen, the pen either doesn't write over the watercolor or if it does it smears if touched. I use a Faber-Castell pen. How is it done?READ MORE

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