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Georgette Livingston commented on Georgette Livingston's photo
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Before Sunrise

"Thank you Jo and Susan!"
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Bette-Jane Schnabel commented on Pat's photo
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"Swamp Frog"
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Bette-Jane Schnabel commented on Pat's photo
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Belly Up Turtle

"Great title! Like it!"
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Bette-Jane Schnabel commented on Evie Dobney's photo
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Bloom

"I like this best of the 4 posted. Probably because colors are so cheerful and love the patterning!"
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Bette-Jane Schnabel commented on Om's photo
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Landscape1

"This is really nice! I am not sure how to give suggestions for improvement, as it's good as is! I like the feeling it has. Almost like fog and sea mist lifting off the water? Good job!!"
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Bette-Jane Schnabel commented on Rose's photo
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Rose flowers

"Love it!!"
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Bette-Jane Schnabel commented on Kelley Brautigam's photo
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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

"It's beautiful! I know what you mean about cheaper pastels and paper is huge issue! This is perfect and so soft and precious! Beautiful baby!! :)"
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Bette-Jane Schnabel commented on jim's photo
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big hair

"This is what we called my daughter in high school, when she ran around with big hair and a can of hair spray!  Very pretty, natural looking face! Nice!"
53 minutes ago
lora spence replied to Calsanne Steward's discussion Feeling stressed and nothing you do is good enough, try this technique and see what happens in the group Beginners
"Great idea!  I have done the same once in a while - I will close my eyes and draw all over the paper - scribble actually - and then when I open my eyes I try to make something out of the shape.  Sometimes a monster, sometimes a flower,…"
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lora spence liked Calsanne Steward's discussion Feeling stressed and nothing you do is good enough, try this technique and see what happens
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jim commented on jim's photo
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blu su

"Thank you Michele for your nice comment I used a small brush and cheap watercolor paint (Soho brand) right from he tube. I sketched the eyes in pencil and painted them. I am not a very experienced artist so I use whatever is available to me "
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Rose posted artwork
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Pat commented on Georgette Livingston's photo
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Pat commented on Georgette Livingston's photo
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michele josiane martin commented on jim's photo
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blu su

"wow! it's fabulous! do you mind if i ask, did you use watercolour pencils or watercolour paints? and if you used paint, were they pan paints or tube? thank you jim!"
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Pat commented on Pat's photo
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"Thanks Jim!"
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jim liked Pat's photo
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photo(1)

"You've caught a great feeling here Nice work"
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Pat posted a status
""Fun ~ Come join us! "In Your Style Challenge Forum" New challenge "In Your Style" Cowboy Boots Challenge."
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big hair

"Nice Jim!"
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The theme for April is "Foreign Countries"! 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-2014

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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 Cowboy Boots Challenge: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/topics/in-your-style-cowboy-boots-challenge-4-14-2014

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Tiffany's ATC Swap: Create 2 ATC's for 2 partners (4 total) inspired by all things Tiffany (art glass, lamp shades, jewelry, Audrey Hepburn, etc) and receive 4 in return! Sign up by April 22 by adding your name and address to this thread: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/tiffany-art-glass-atc-swap

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Started by Jessica Munro in Watercolor Questions & Tips. Last reply by Mariamarta Lee 4 hours ago. 6 Replies

I have recently been bought some watercolour pencils, I would love to use them when doing a new piece of artwork, but unfortunately, I am struggling to think of what types of artwork I could create in which the watercolours could be incorporated…READ MORE

Tags: inspiration, help, artwork, ideas, pencils

Handling a job and art?

Started by Aubrey Campbell in General Art Room. Last reply by stephen mason 7 hours ago. 11 Replies

I know there are some people who have a full time job alongside their art and I'm wondering how you make time to paint.I've been struggling to make time for art amid college classes and now that I'm coming to the tail end of college, I'm realizing…READ MORE

Tags: art, job, life

Monthly Theme - April 2014

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Linda B 7 hours ago. 14 Replies

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

What inspires, what motivates

Started by Francesca Tabor-Miolla in Creativity Juice Box. Last reply by stephen mason 7 hours ago. 7 Replies

There are times when I just can't seem to find that  spark needed to pick up the brush... kind of like having the dulldroms.    Would appreciate hearing what inspires and motivates others to keep going through the tough times.Many thanks.  READ MORE

The Muse

Started by Rook in General Art Room. Last reply by stephen mason 7 hours ago. 6 Replies

I thought I would post this so that I can understand other artists in a different way. When I am creating, I like to listen to certain music....and I think it allows me to tap into aspects of the art that I wouldnt be able to do without that music.…READ MORE

Profile of the Week: Jan Heck *CURRENT*

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Marthie Scholer 8 hours ago. 15 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Jan Heck from Massillon, OH, USA.Jan creates a wide range of art, from…READ MORE

"In Your Style" - Cowboy Boots Challenge - 4-14-2014

Started by Pat in Style Challenge. Last reply by Pat 12 hours ago. 12 Replies

This is the Cowboy Boots Challenge!  This photo is courtesy of Ugo from…READ MORE

General quesion

Started by ali amin elsehemy in Site Help. Last reply by Pat 12 hours ago. 1 Reply

 Hello, Can the date of my artwork be written under eahc piec in my pageREAD MORE

Help

Started by Kenneth A. Haines in Site Help. Last reply by Thaneeya McArdle yesterday. 1 Reply

cant seem to be able to drag my artwork into the new portfolio, is this a sight or browser issue?READ MORE

New Stuff

Started by Kenneth A. Haines in General Art Room yesterday. 0 Replies

Just posted some stuff I have been working on, alterations, steampunkish stuff, not sure if there is a group that fits in...anyway cheers....READ MORE

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Festivals

Posted by Darlene R. Businelle on April 8, 2014 at 9:27am 1 Comment

Just here

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What is Art in My Point of View

Posted by Fei Cheng on April 1, 2014 at 9:44am 5 Comments

scale/expressionism

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