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"Pris, how absolutely gorgeous!!!"
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Morning's Glory final 112514

Morning's Glory, 6x6' variety of colored pencils on drawing paper. Mostly out of my lil' ole rusty noggin'! ref photos from the internet for shape and colors only
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Jess commented on stephen mason's photo
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Storm

"Wow! This is gorgeous Stephen!!"
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Jess commented on Rita Malsch's photo
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Golden Gate Bridge

"Gorgeous Rita!"
37 minutes ago
Jess replied to Shelly Pontin's discussion Difference between Distress Stain and Paint
"Hey Shelley, as a fellow paper fanatic, I forgot to mention that I got an email from Darkroom door this week about their annual mystery box, I don't know whether you've used any DDoor before but I love them, they have two current deals one…"
39 minutes ago
Jess replied to James's discussion New to drawing and could really use some tips....
"But James, he really is gorgeous as is, you've done a wonderful job, all the best."
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Jess commented on michele josiane martin's photo
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last tangle

"Gorgeous Shell!!!"
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Jess commented on Jess's photo
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Quick Sketch

"Thanks Kat, Michele and Rita. This was just a quick sketch on black mont marte paper that I did after my derwent lesson, it is of the Grevillea growing in my front garden. I think black paper is really cool and such a challenge, I will definitely…"
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Jess commented on Jess's photo
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Green Tree Frog

"Thank you Pat, Mary, Michele, Rita and Jane, I really appreciate all the encouragement you have all given me, thanks."
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giraffe lesson

"Thank you Kat, Michele and Rita. "
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Frog lesson

"Thank you all!!! Thank you Mike, Lyn, Mary, Michele and Rita, I really appreciate it, and all the encouragement. He and the Giraffe are lessons Michele and I are working on to develop our skills in CPs, she has been working so hard on doing them all…"
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Laurel Nichols liked Rita Malsch's photo
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brian allan commented on Georgette Livingston's photo
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A Warm Spring Day

"MEOW, YEAH THIS CAT IS CUTE, AS A GREAT PICTURE"
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brian allan commented on stephen mason's photo
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Storm

"YEAH THE BLACK WHOLE, THE DOOR TO HEAVEN, OR THE COSMIC WORLD PROTECTING  THE DEAD FROM THE LIVING, THIS IS GREAT, ART"
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brian allan commented on Kat's photo
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Winter Passage

"THIS SHOWS A LOT OF REINCRANATED ANCESTRY HERE, YEAH, AND I LIKE THE ANCIENT LOOK ABOUT IT"
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brian allan commented on Doris Culverhouse's photo
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Stormy snowman

"GREAT PICTURE YEAH VERY CREATIIVELY CHRISTMASSY"
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brian allan commented on Doris Culverhouse's photo
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Stormy snowman

"REMINDS ME OF THE CHRISTMAS SONG WHERE DID MY SNOWMANN WHERE DID MY SNOWMAN  WHERE DID MY SNOWMAN GO, AH HA HA HA I DON'T KNOW"
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Rita Malsch commented on Rita Malsch's photo
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Golden Gate Bridge

"Thank you all for your wonderful comments and Likes!"
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Difference between Distress Stain and Paint

Started by Shelly Pontin in Mixed Media & Altered Art Questions & Tips. Last reply by Jess 39 minutes ago. 2 Replies

I'n new to Media Art and my first project was with paper. My background is card making and scrapbookking - paper fanatic! I learned using distress paint and modge podge. What are the best products to use? I do the love the end result of my first…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - November 2014

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Rita Malsch 3 hours ago. 91 Replies

Welcome to the monthly theme for November. Artwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!!This month's theme is - Natural Landscapes(suggested by Patrick Witz)The theme is open to all artists whatever your medium.Please post your finished artwork in…READ MORE

"In Your Style" ~ Rhinoceros Challenge

Started by Jo Flockton in Style Challenge. Last reply by Sze Min Ang 3 hours ago. 4 Replies

Photo from Gary Jones of Paint My Photo,…READ MORE

Profile of the Week: MKFlood *CURRENT*

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Jose A Gonzalez, Jr. 3 hours ago. 11 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present MKFlood from Southaven, MS, USA.MKFlood creates colorful, humorous art…READ MORE

"In Your Style" ~Bee and Flower Challenge~ 10/13/2014

Started by Pat in Style Challenge. Last reply by Igor Vertiletsky 10 hours ago. 64 Replies

It's time for a new challenge! This week we have a lovely photos of flowers & bees. (Images courtesy of myself, Pat). We would like you to use the reference/inspiration photo to create a piece "In Your Style". This Challenge is open to all…READ MORE

Poppy

Started by Mike Gullick in Works in Progress. Last reply by Jess 20 hours ago. 1 Reply

about half way through my latest coloured pencil drawing. 'Poppy', a colleagues dog.…READ MORE

"In Your Style" ~Windmill Challenge~ 11/10/14

Started by Pat in Style Challenge. Last reply by Pat 20 hours ago. 30 Replies

It's time for a new challenge! This week we have a lovely photo of a windmill.(Image courtesy of Paint My Photo by Alun Davies). We would like you to use the reference/inspiration photo to create a piece "In Your Style".This Challenge is open to all…READ MORE

"In Your Style" ~ Flamingo Style Challenge ~ 10-27-2014

Started by Jo Flockton in Style Challenge. Last reply by michele josiane martin yesterday. 59 Replies

Photo courtesy of Lynton Bolton from Paint My Photo,…READ MORE

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