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The Art Colony is a fun, friendly online community for visual artists working in painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture and handicrafts.

 

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Profile of the Week: Mark Bedwell

Check out the highly-detailed realistic art of Mark Bedwell! Read a Q+A with Mark 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.

Happening Now:

Here are some fun ways that you can join The Art Colony's latest activities:

The theme for April is "wildlife"! 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-april-2015

See what others created, too!

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 Hippie Bus Challenge: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/topics/in-your-style-hippie-bus-challenge-04-13-2015

Check out all of the style challenges here: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/categories/style-challenge/listForCategory

Create and swap art with your fellow Art Colonists in the Swap Art Group! The following swaps are currently open for sign-up:

One Color a Month Swap (Green): Make 4 ATCs (2 for 2 partners) out of tints and shades of red, and receive 4 in return! Sign up by adding your name and address to this thread by April 17: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/one-colour-color-a-month-for-2015-atc-april-green

Wet Felting Swap: Make 3 wet felted pieces and receive 3 in return! This swap is suitable for beginners, with links to tutorials. Sign up by adding your name to this thread and sending your wet felted pieces to Susanne by mid-September: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/new-summer-project-adventures-in-wet-felting

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"In Your Style" - Hippie Bus Challenge - 04/13/2015

Started by Pat in Style Challenge. Last reply by Pat 1 hour ago. 14 Replies

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

"In Your Style" - Leopard Challenge - 03/16/2015

Started by Jo Flockton in Style Challenge. Last reply by Pat 1 hour ago. 27 Replies

This challenge we have this amazing photo of a leopard,Leopard Lurking,…READ MORE

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Profile of the Week: Mark Bedwell

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Allan Jones 1 hour ago. 12 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Mark Bedwell from Huddersfield, UK.Mark creates strikingly realistic art…READ MORE

More than one type of art?

Started by Rebecca Medley in General Art Room. Last reply by Elmarie Smit 6 hours ago. 28 Replies

How many of you out there do more than one type of art/creative venture?  For example, doing painting, as well as sculpture, or knitting.How many different things do you do/enjoy doing?  Do you sell all types of things you make, or only one type?READ MORE

trouble sending messages

Started by ConnieAnn LaPointe in Site Help. Last reply by Thaneeya McArdle 11 hours ago. 1 Reply

 I'm having trouble sending messages to other Art Colony members. It says it's being sent, but then I get a pink box saying that there's a database problem, "incorrect string value", then a bunch of characters. ...Help!!READ MORE

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

Started by Pat in Style Challenge. Last reply by Jayne Somogy yesterday. 55 Replies

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

(April 11, 2015) Profile of the Week: Bess Li

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Jayne Somogy yesterday. 20 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Bess Li from West Hills, CA, USA.Bess creates dreamlike watercolor…READ MORE

New to painting

Started by SUSAN CHARLES in General Art Room. Last reply by Thaneeya McArdle on Friday. 1 Reply

Hello all. I have been a collage artist for some time but I dabbled into painting last year and haven't looked back since! I would love some tips to help me get better and also marketing ideas because my dream is to provide affordable contemporary…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - April 2015

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Megan Marie-Ann Miles on Thursday. 67 Replies

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

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Miki Wolf W.I.P.

Posted by Fran Hoffpauir on April 14, 2015 at 10:30pm 2 Comments

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

Posted by Kink Jarfold on April 14, 2015 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

Abstracts: Yes/No?

Posted by Elmarie Smit on April 4, 2015 at 9:00am 8 Comments

My Art Journey

Posted by Patricia Askew on March 4, 2015 at 8:02pm 2 Comments

 
 
 

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