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The Business Side of Selling Art

This group is for anyone interested in sharing ideas about selling the work they create. Our goal is to offer reliable advice on how to price art, how to package and present art for sale, as well as how to sell in a range of markets.See More
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German Barn 100 Years Ago

"Nelson, thank you for your encouraging words. I have the feeling, I just cannot stick with one medium or idea. It is not always easy. One artist said to me that you have to do twenty paintings about one subject. I have a hard time to work that way.…"
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Profile of the Week: Jeremy Lee Koehn

Check out realistic paintings of the underwater world by Jeremy Lee Koehn! Read a Q+A with Jeremy 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 February is "Stripes"! 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-february-2015

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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!

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Profile of the Week: Jeremy Lee Koehn

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Jeremy Lee Koehn 2 hours ago. 23 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Jeremy Lee Koehn from Mesa, AZ, USA.Jeremy creates realistic paintings…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - February 2015

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Sue Bledsoe 7 hours ago. 64 Replies

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

My Page - Latest Activity

Started by Carole M. in Site Help. Last reply by Carole M. yesterday. 2 Replies

............is the idea to delete these messages/responses once read/replied to etc?I had started to do that and then wondered, what is the norm?Might imagine it is the right thing to do/delete them, since they no doubt take up web-site space when…READ MORE

Tips for Painting Photorealism in Acrylics

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Acrylic Questions & Tips. Last reply by Thaneeya McArdle yesterday. 5 Replies

Hi everyone, some of you may be familiar with my Guide to Painting Photorealism in Acrylics here: http://www.art-is-fun.com/how-to-paint-photorealism.htmlI just…READ MORE

Tags: acrylics, photorealism

Artwork Removed and was traditional?

Started by Tanna in Site Help. Last reply by Thaneeya McArdle yesterday. 1 Reply

I can understand how some people didn't want my animated unicorns and my animated cat feline character but I was wondering why didn't you guys want my pencil coloring and drawings of my feline cat character? and where'd they all go and why?READ MORE

"In Your Style" ~Hummingbird Challenge~ 02/02/15

Started by Pat in Style Challenge. Last reply by Sue Bledsoe yesterday. 51 Replies

It's time for a new challenge! This week we have a lovely photo of a…READ MORE

Found my marbles....

Started by Terry Mellway in Works in Progress. Last reply by maureen yesterday. 10 Replies

My latest project is marbles in colored pencil.  It's very challenging to capture all the subtle color changes and all the light reflections and refractions but here are the results so far.…READ MORE

Tags: cast, shadows, reflections, colors, glass

Hummingbird

Started by Deborah in Critique Corner - Request & Receive Feedback Here. Last reply by Jess on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Totally amature here. What can I do to improve this.  Seems like it's very thin…READ MORE

(February 14, 2015) Profile of the Week: Prosenjit Roy

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Prosenjit Roy on Monday. 19 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Prosenjit Roy from Kolkata, India.Prosenjit creates realistic paintings…READ MORE

"In Your Style" ~ 02-16-2015 ~ Dragonfly Challenge.

Started by Jo Flockton in Style Challenge. Last reply by Mo on Monday. 20 Replies

"Blue-Eyed Darner - Mesilla Basque" Photo courtesy of David B. Richman, at Paint My Photo, http://paintmyphoto.ning.com/photo/blue-eyed-darner-mesilla-bosqueExcerpted…READ MORE

Tags: dragonfly, challenge, style

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