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Sunset reflection

"Wow, this is great, especially the reflection which I always forget to include"
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School mothers' board

"Great job Ali!"
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Surprise

"Beth has a great idea. Your paintings are so fantastic, I'd love to watch you create."
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"Shesa Bossy One"

"Impressive work. Beautifully tranquil painting"
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Plan B

"Great job Kat, you know how I love these"
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Morning Sun

"I kind of thought Christmas colors, nice one"
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Silhouette

"Ready for Haloween, Nice one Georgette, Love the silhouette"
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Ricardo Martin replied to Rosie Higgins's discussion *CLOSED* Time Theme ATC Swap in the group Swap Art
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Ricardo Martin replied to Rosie Higgins's discussion *CLOSED* Time Theme ATC Swap in the group Swap Art
"You're very much welcome, Bill...I'm so glad you like them.  Best regards -  "
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(c) Sandy Sea Turtle

"Wow! Nice work!"
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Worms dance

"Ha ha ha! Your so funny Ali! A+"
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Gallery setup

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Jeremy Lee Koehn posted a status
""Sandy Sea Turtle" 18"x24" Acrylic on Panel. www.seaoflifeart.com"
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Profile of the Week: Terry Mellway

Check out the realistic colored pencil drawings of Terry Mellway! Read a Q+A with Terry 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

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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 Pink Ribbon Challenge: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/topics/in-your-style-pink-ribbon-09-29-2014

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

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Resin

Started by Cheryl Diane Hamilton-Petrie in General Art Room. Last reply by Vee 6 hours ago. 5 Replies

If anyone wants help or has questions about apply resin to their artwork I can help.READ MORE

My first coloured pencil work.

Started by Mike Gullick in Works in Progress. Last reply by Jo Flockton 7 hours ago. 7 Replies

I'm quite pleased with how this is going, especially as I was unsure about whether I would like using pencils. I must admit I am now hooked on this new (for me) medium.…READ MORE

"In Your Style" ~ Pink Ribbon ~ 09/29/2014

Started by Jo Flockton in Style Challenge. Last reply by Jo Flockton 7 hours ago. 12 Replies

The pink ribbon is an international symbol of breast…READ MORE

Watercolor Pan Sets

Started by Dawn Herring in Watercolor Questions & Tips. Last reply by michele josiane martin 8 hours ago. 2 Replies

I'm looking for a good professional quality watercolor tray set and wanted to know what other watercolor artists use, recommend, and where they purchased them. READ MORE

Flowers / Plants / Trees

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Reference Image Library. Last reply by Pat 19 hours ago. 74 Replies

Post your reference photos of flowers, plants and trees here. * * Important * * Before you upload any photos to the Reference Image Pool, please read the…READ MORE

"Carnival" - Chartreuse and Fuschia Lily - WIP

Started by Terry Mellway in Works in Progress. Last reply by Pat 20 hours ago. 13 Replies

So with the summer winding down I decided to do another flower because I wasn't ready to give in to fall and winter yet.  This particular image was taken just the other day so they're still blooming.  I was fascinated by the color scheme -…READ MORE

Tags: Chartreuse, Fuschia, Lilies, Progress, Works

Monthly Theme - September 2014

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by michele josiane martin 21 hours ago. 56 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: Terry Mellway *CURRENT*

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Fredda Jane Tone yesterday. 28 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Terry Mellway from Winnipeg, Canada.Terry creates realistic colored…READ MORE

Basic watercolors in your first pallet

Started by Rick in General Art Room. Last reply by Rick yesterday. 2 Replies

Hi all,I'm a newbie to watercolors and here on the forums so please be kind. :-)I'd like to know what a simple basic set of watercolor colors would be for a beginner into the hobby?I was impulsive and bought a $3.97 cheapy set from Wal Mart which…READ MORE

It is realism -- not a digital print

Started by Dallas Nyberg in General Art Room. Last reply by Dallas Nyberg on Sunday. 7 Replies

Hi all...I had an issue with my Frog painting at a local art show today that has caused me some stress..Firstly, I must state, that I do not enter these shows to win anything, I just like supporting them and having the chance to show what I do.At…READ MORE

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Roll With It

Posted by Heather E. on September 28, 2014 at 3:08pm 7 Comments

The Easy Stuff

Posted by Heather E. on September 26, 2014 at 12:46pm 11 Comments

art work

Posted by Jodie Heaton on September 20, 2014 at 6:11pm 9 Comments

Beginner's stage but loving it

Posted by Ruth E. Sager on September 20, 2014 at 2:33pm 1 Comment

Hello All!

Posted by Heather E. on September 19, 2014 at 12:00pm 1 Comment

 
 
 

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