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Profile of the Week: Daryll Geddes

Check out the eclectic range of paintings and drawings by Daryll Geddes! Read a Q+A with Daryll 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 September is "Alive"! 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-september-2014

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 Phoenix Challenge: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/topics/in-your-style-phoenix-challenge-9-15-2014

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:

Pets ATC Swap: Create an ATC inspired by your pet(s) (if you don't have a pet, think of your ideal pet, or a past or future pet) and receive an ATC in return! Sign up by September 23 by adding your name and address to this thread: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/new-atc-swap-my-pet-s

Doll Swap: Create 3 different types of dolls and receive 3 in return! Send your dolls to the swap host Susanne before October 23, and let her know you sent them by adding your name here: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/new-summer-project-doll-swap-part-two

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"In Your Style" ~ Phoenix Challenge ~ 9/15/2014

Started by Pat in Style Challenge. Last reply by Jo Flockton 6 hours ago. 9 Replies

It's time for a new challenge! This week we have a lovely photo of a Phoenix .(Image courtesy of Thaneeya McArdle ~ Creator of The Art Colony and art education site,  Art-is-fun.com).We would like you to use the reference/inspiration photo to create…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - September 2014

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Cathey E. DeRosa yesterday. 48 Replies

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

Profile of the Week: Daryll Geddes

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Frances Richardson yesterday. 8 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Daryll Geddes from Burgersfort, Mpumalanga, South Africa.Daryll creates…READ MORE

Under the sea

Started by Mareese in Style Challenge. Last reply by Pat yesterday. 10 Replies

style challenge...under the seaREAD MORE

Mixing your own colors

Started by Sharon Daugherty in General Art Room. Last reply by Billy Camryn on Saturday. 8 Replies

I must admit, when I started painting again, one of the things I had the greatest fear of was mixing my own colors. It seemed like there was something decidedly "professional" about that, and I lacked the confidence to do it. I feel myself and my…READ MORE

(September 6, 2014) Profile of the Week: Jim

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Jim on Saturday. 42 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Jim from Lake Worth, FL, USA.Jim creates multifaceted art in a variety…READ MORE

imitation of oil paintings in acrylics

Started by wajeeha mohammed ameer in Acrylic Questions & Tips. Last reply by Sharon Daugherty on Saturday. 2 Replies

kindly tell me can i paint like leonid afremov in acrylics?....i mean i love his paintings but .i have some difficulty with oils".....i want to ask whether i can paint like him in acrylics?....he paints with knives andin oils....so if i paint like…READ MORE

Electric Pastel Pencil Sharpener

Started by Lori Waz in Pastel Questions & Tips. Last reply by Billy Camryn on Friday. 7 Replies

I am looking for a good quality electric pencil sharpener for my pastel pencils. I have been using disposable sharpeners but the blades dull so quickly and I loose alot of the pastel. Any suggestions?READ MORE

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