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Fridge Magnet Angel ~ Delivering Bread

Acrylic 2" x 3" wooden fridge magnet
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Downhill Racers #3

Acrylic 8 x 10 on canvas covered art board. Originally from the Kittyville Series, but couldn't find the original title, or number.
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Pogo & Lucy Series ~ Florida Vacation - with Hiram

Acrylic miniature on French art paper -- really lousy image -- lots of 'ghost' stuff and have no idea why!
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Purple Shadows

Acrylic miniature on pre-cut chipboard.
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Little Girl Blue

"Thank you, Lissete! ♥"
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A Touch of Red

"Thank you Kat and Lissette! ♥"
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Planning Ahead

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Wild Thing

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Lotsa pink

"Don' know how I missed this one!  It's gorgeous, Mareese! ♥"
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Lotsa pink

"very pretty in pink"
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Gypsy moon

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bellpepper

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final piece

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A Touch of Red

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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 Bee and Flower Challenge: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/topics/in-your-style-bee-and-flower-challenge-10-13-2014

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Profile of the Week: Jason *CURRENT*

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Daryll Geddes 5 hours ago. 8 Replies

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

Regarding Gesso when painting with acrylics on canvas

Started by Becky Bailey in Acrylic Questions & Tips. Last reply by Seldon Valentine 8 hours ago. 2 Replies

I posted this in the beginners group also, but hope its okay to cross-post here:Questions about GessoDo you gesso, even when using pre-primed canvas? If so, do you use colored gesso or add color to it as a part of starting the under-painting?  Any…READ MORE

Tags: prep, canvas, acrylics, gesso

Monthly Theme - October 2014

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Jeanine Hinckel 11 hours ago. 105 Replies

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

"In Your Style" ~Bee and Flower Challenge~ 10/13/2014

Started by Pat in Style Challenge. Last reply by christine stuart 13 hours ago. 41 Replies

It's time for a new challenge! This week we have a lovely photos of flowers & bees. (Images courtesy of myself, Pat). We would like you to use the reference/inspiration photo to create a piece "In Your Style". This Challenge is open to all…READ MORE

Display Light in painting

Started by Lisa Baird in Acrylic Questions & Tips. Last reply by Rita Malsch 14 hours ago. 2 Replies

I have an acrylic painting of Oak trees.  I have added shimmering gold Highlights randomly throughout the painting.  My problem....When looking at the picture you can not see the highlights  (many many many different placements throughout the house…READ MORE

New Medium for me. Oil Pastels

Started by Cheryl Ginsberg in Critique Corner - Request & Receive Feedback Here. Last reply by Jess yesterday. 3 Replies

Tried out oil pastels using either underlay of acylic wash or turpenoid. I'm pleased with first attempts.  What do you think?…READ MORE

Mural on a plastic outdoor storage shed...

Started by Kerry Ann Lampkin in All Other Media Questions & Tips. Last reply by Jess yesterday. 6 Replies

Hello,    I have just been given the opportunity to do a mural on a Plastic storage shed.She would like an small Orange tree, perhaps with a Bird or so.Fairly straight forward.Its outdoors as well. The reserch I've done looks like there is ways to…READ MORE

Tags: painting., Mural

Critique first sketch done in 20 years.

Started by Cheryl Ginsberg in Critique Corner - Request & Receive Feedback Here. Last reply by Cheryl Ginsberg yesterday. 6 Replies

I used the grid  transfer system of a photo.  Haven't sketched anything in 20 years. Any comments would help me to improve.  I had a tough time getting the eyes right.…READ MORE

Comment on the dancers

Started by Namrata Biswas in Critique Corner - Request & Receive Feedback Here. Last reply by Jess on Saturday. 1 Reply

This dancer on drum beatsREAD MORE

(October 11, 2014) Profile of the Week: Ali Amin Elsehemy

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Catherine Velardo on Saturday. 33 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Ali Amin Elsehemy from Cairo, Egypt.Ali creates colorful digital art on…READ MORE

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