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Wren Renko replied to Terry Mellway's discussion "Shasta Daisy" - 4th place winner!!
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"Count me in too _ not sure how in the world I will do them yet ....:-) Elaine Sobey 28 Duncan Ave Stratford, PEI , Canada C1B1L3"
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Healing Hands

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Red Tide Event - Acrylic

This acrylic with sea salt wash painting (30" wide x 24" tall) was inspired by a phenomena when algae blooms in the ocean are out of control! We experience this event in Florida. For this one, I used acrylic washes with sea salt added which you can…
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"Shasta Daisy" - 4th place winner!!

Started by Terry Mellway in General Art Room. Last reply by Wren Renko 10 minutes ago. 5 Replies

Today is a special day for me as I just received notice that my piece "Shasta Daisy" won 4th place in a national competition.  This is the first competition I have entered and like most artists, I am my worst critic and have been reluctant to enter…READ MORE

Tags: botanical, closeups, white, daisies, flowers

I am back again

Started by nella heidweiller in Hanging Out in the Studio. Last reply by nella heidweiller 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

Hi every oneI am back again after a very nasty start at 2015.I started with a pritty poor health, after that my mother nearly died and we have  taken care of her since . So we have been hospital in and out for some month.But now all is ok again.I…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - July 2015

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

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

Old Door...

Started by Terry Mellway in Works in Progress. Last reply by Beverly Burrows 5 hours ago. 11 Replies

I started this one some time ago and have posted regularly on my website but just never got around to posting it here so the details are on my website and here are the the image stages.…READ MORE

“In Your Style” ~ Toucan ~ 06-22-2015

Started by Jo Flockton in Style Challenge. Last reply by nella heidweiller 11 hours ago. 3 Replies

This week's challenge is the Toucan. Our reference photo is, "Toucan 1" -…READ MORE

How do i improve on details with soft pastels?

Started by Maria Lalala in General Art Room. Last reply by Beverly Burrows 17 hours ago. 1 Reply

Ok guys so I'm back here in TAC and I have a question. You see this new painting of mine? This frog is great in my opinion but I still wanna make it as realistic as i can. So my question is, is there any other medium that you can use together or in…READ MORE

Tags: soft, pastels, Pastel

Profile of the Week: Brian Galyer *CURRENT*

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Pat 21 hours ago. 7 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Brian Galyer from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK.Brian works in a variety…READ MORE

(June 27, 2015) Profile of the Week: Fei Cheng

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Mary Page on Friday. 14 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Fei Cheng from Bulacan, Philippines.Fei is a versatile artist who excels…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - June 2015

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Jenny Hallgarth White on Thursday. 28 Replies

Welcome to the monthly theme for June. Artwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!!This month's theme is - Macro Views (Extreme Close-ups) The theme is open to all artists whatever your medium.Please post your finished artwork in this discussion…READ MORE

Are there many out there early 70's who are fearful of others being critical of being in the arts?

Started by Jan Heck in Creativity Juice Box. Last reply by Jane Martin on Wednesday. 53 Replies

Hi everyone, I am Jan and 70yrs.old, Yeah!  I am an insecure doing my painting and drawing?  I love art and have since I was able to pick up a crayon and make marks on a piece of paper.  My Mother inspired me just by being my encouraging on the…READ MORE

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