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The theme for August is "Night"! 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-august-2014

See what others created, too!

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 Elna's Girls Challenge: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/topics/in-your-style-elna-s-girls-18-august-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:

Time ATC Swap: Create 4 ATCs on the theme of "time" and receive 4 in return! Sign up by adding your name and address to this thread by August 31: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/new-time-theme-atc-swap

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Profile of the Week: Priyanka Sharma *CURRENT*

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by cheekyjane 1 hour ago. 12 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Priyanka Sharma from Gurgaon, Haryana, India.Priyanka creates portraits,…READ MORE

Jamaican Artist

Started by Terry Mellway in Works in Progress. Last reply by Laura Luisa Cowell 1 hour ago. 49 Replies

When I was in Jamaica in December, I was on the lookout for some good character studies.  This particular gentleman was sitting by the road with paintbrush in hand, painting some local ideas onto coconuts to sell.  I loved his dreads and his deep…READ MORE

Tags: Dreads, Jamaican, Portrait

"In Your Style" - Elna's girls - 18 August 2014

Started by Elna Vlok in Style Challenge. Last reply by cheekyjane 2 hours ago. 205 Replies

Hi everyone :) Meet Belle :) She is my latest girl and the topic of our new style…READ MORE

Enter for a Chance to Win a Free Book: The Everything Girls Ultimate Body Art Book

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Giveaways!. Last reply by Susan M Atkins 9 hours ago. 24 Replies

The Art Colony is pleased to offer you a chance towin a free copy ofThe Everything Girls Ultimate Body Art Booka 128-page book by Thaneeya McArdle (yeah that's me)! This fun…READ MORE

After a long break.....

Started by Dallas Nyberg in Works in Progress. Last reply by Dallas Nyberg 23 hours ago. 12 Replies

Hi..After a long break to move to a new house, I am finally back to the easel.This time, it's another frog... I like painting them.... If I finish it in time, it will be entered in a local art show.It's being painted on a canvas (30"x30") , which I…READ MORE

Elna's Birthday!

Started by Georgette Livingston in Hanging Out in the Studio. Last reply by Pat yesterday. 3 Replies

Today is our own wonderful Elna's Birthday!  Happy Birthday beautiful lady.  Hope you day is fill with beauty and love! ♥READ MORE

Monthly Theme - August 2014

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Cat Demkiw yesterday. 89 Replies

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

re-painting over canvas

Started by jim arndt in Acrylic Questions & Tips. Last reply by lori savage yesterday. 10 Replies

 I have a question about re-painting over canvas. As a beginning painter, I find myself producing a lot of junk and then gessoing over them and starting again. I'm starting to accumulate a pile of these that I have painted over several times. So is…READ MORE

How to create good digital images of your art

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in General Art Room. Last reply by Annie C. Lander yesterday. 19 Replies

I recently received this question from an Art-is-fun.com visitor, and thought it would be good to answer it here so that we could all share our ideas on this:I've been wanting to post some of my artwork online but I'm not sure what the best way to…READ MORE

skin tones

Started by janeice Neans in Acrylic Questions & Tips. Last reply by Aileen McLeod yesterday. 5 Replies

what colors do u mix to produce skin tonesREAD MORE

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