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Profile of the Week: Fran Hoffpauir

Check out colored pencil portraits and more by Fran Hoffpauir! Read a Q+A with Fran 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 May is "believe"! 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-may-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!

NEW Mandalas Challenge: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/topics/in-your-style-mandalas-05-25-2015

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One Color a Month Swap (Orange): 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 May 22: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/one-colour-color-a-month-for-2015-atc-may-orange

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Profile of the Week: Fran Hoffpauir *CURRENT*

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Nelson Failing 1 hour ago. 33 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Fran Hoffpauir from Montgomery, TX, USA.Fran is a versatile artist who…READ MORE

"In Your Style" ~ Shark ~ 04/27/2015

Started by Jo Flockton in Style Challenge. Last reply by Nelson Failing 1 hour ago. 29 Replies

This week's challenge is a shark, reference photo, "Shark…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - May 2015

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Barbara Erickson 2 hours ago. 64 Replies

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

Red Gladiolas on Black...

Started by Terry Mellway in Works in Progress. Last reply by Terry Mellway 7 hours ago. 2 Replies

Well, I have not yet completed my Christmas mailbox piece as I used a supposedly workable fixative to touch up some areas that were already saturated with color.  The fixative did not work and it seemed to split up the blacks, separated and fading…READ MORE

"In Your Style ~ PALM TREE CHALLENGE. 05-11-15

Started by Pat in Style Challenge. Last reply by Jeanine Hinckel 13 hours ago. 27 Replies

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

"In Your Style" ~ Mandalas ~ 05-25-2015

Started by Jo Flockton in Style Challenge 17 hours ago. 0 Replies

The challenge this week is Mandalas. The pictures shown here are a sample of…READ MORE

Any feedback please

Started by Lydia Malan in Critique Corner - Request & Receive Feedback Here. Last reply by Lydia Malan 21 hours ago. 17 Replies

I have been learning to paint in acrylics, with the help of a self taught lady.  She has shown me the ropes and I have a class with her once a week.  This is my latest painting, I would appreciate any feedback on it please - Good or bad.  That is…READ MORE

(May 16, 2015) Profile of the Week: Rook

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by michele josiane martin on Friday. 23 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Rook from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.Rook creates colorfully…READ MORE

Collage Adhesives

Started by Terry Berry in Mixed Media & Altered Art Questions & Tips. Last reply by Beverly Burrows on Friday. 8 Replies

Any ideas or comments on adhesives for collages. If I use a past or glue then put a medium, Mod Podge over it the paper puckers and wrinkles....in some cases that is fine, but some I want to stay smooth. i use a lot of magazine clippings and they…READ MORE

Acrylic lining pens - do they exist???

Started by Stephen Edwards in Acrylic Questions & Tips. Last reply by Beverly Burrows on Friday. 27 Replies

My painting style is very detailed and a lot of my work has very small objects with lots of detailing. I also fine line pen on many parts of the painting and at present I also simply use a fine liner brush and cut back in with other colours until I…READ MORE

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