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lori savage replied to Aubrey Campbell's discussion Transaction issues in the group The Business Side of Selling Art
"Thank you for the good advise.  10% is really too low!  I need to be realistic like you.  If the customer has a sizable investment in the deposit, they won't back out for sure and even if they do I won't be totally out of…"
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"Wow!  I love the details even in the background on the trees.  Your work reminds me of Bob Timberlake.  You are very talented Dallas!  I haven't heard of Createx Illustration paints yet.  Is that the paint you do by…"
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"Oops~ I used the wrong word last night. It should have been caliber not caliper.  There~ I feel better...carry on :)"
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"In Your Style" - Elna's girls - 18 August 2014

Started by Elna Vlok in Style Challenge. Last reply by Pat 1 hour ago. 201 Replies

Hi everyone :) Meet Belle :) She is my latest girl and the topic of our new style…READ MORE

Enter for a Chance to Win a Free Book: The Everything Girls Ultimate Body Art Book

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Giveaways!. Last reply by Susan M Atkins 3 hours ago. 24 Replies

The Art Colony is pleased to offer you a chance towin a free copy ofThe Everything Girls Ultimate Body Art Booka 128-page book by Thaneeya McArdle (yeah that's me)! This fun…READ MORE

After a long break.....

Started by Dallas Nyberg in Works in Progress. Last reply by Dallas Nyberg 17 hours ago. 12 Replies

Hi..After a long break to move to a new house, I am finally back to the easel.This time, it's another frog... I like painting them.... If I finish it in time, it will be entered in a local art show.It's being painted on a canvas (30"x30") , which I…READ MORE

Elna's Birthday!

Started by Georgette Livingston in Hanging Out in the Studio. Last reply by Pat 20 hours ago. 3 Replies

Today is our own wonderful Elna's Birthday!  Happy Birthday beautiful lady.  Hope you day is fill with beauty and love! ♥READ MORE

Monthly Theme - August 2014

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Cat Demkiw 23 hours ago. 89 Replies

Welcome to the monthly theme for August. Artwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!!This month's theme is - NightThe theme is open to all artists whatever your medium.Please post your finished artwork in this discussion thread.These should…READ MORE

re-painting over canvas

Started by jim arndt in Acrylic Questions & Tips. Last reply by lori savage yesterday. 10 Replies

 I have a question about re-painting over canvas. As a beginning painter, I find myself producing a lot of junk and then gessoing over them and starting again. I'm starting to accumulate a pile of these that I have painted over several times. So is…READ MORE

How to create good digital images of your art

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in General Art Room. Last reply by Annie C. Lander yesterday. 19 Replies

I recently received this question from an Art-is-fun.com visitor, and thought it would be good to answer it here so that we could all share our ideas on this:I've been wanting to post some of my artwork online but I'm not sure what the best way to…READ MORE

skin tones

Started by janeice Neans in Acrylic Questions & Tips. Last reply by Aileen McLeod yesterday. 5 Replies

what colors do u mix to produce skin tonesREAD MORE

Profile of the Week: Priyanka Sharma *CURRENT*

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Priyanka Sharma yesterday. 11 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Priyanka Sharma from Gurgaon, Haryana, India.Priyanka creates portraits,…READ MORE

Painting on Clay - Ideas?

Started by Raven Amadeo-Vittone in General Art Room. Last reply by Cathey E. DeRosa yesterday. 1 Reply

Hi all!Has anyone painted on clay/terracotta? I have an unpainted clay chimenea that sits on our balcony, not for its traditional use, but for looks.  Occasionally we do burn candles in it.  I have decided to paint colourful designs here and there…READ MORE

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