Donna Duquette
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Monthly Theme - September 2013

Started this discussion. Last reply by sharon oppenheimer Oct 14, 2013. 72 Replies

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

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Monthly Theme - August 2013

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wraymona Low Sep 1, 2013. 96 Replies

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

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Monthly Theme - July 2013

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nelson Failing Jul 21, 2013. 17 Replies

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

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Free Tutorials - Birthday Presents from TAC to You! NEW TUTORIAL ADDED 6/16/2013!

Started this discussion. Last reply by cyndee marro Jul 5, 2013. 18 Replies

As part of our second birthday celebration here at TAC, we decided it would be fun to give our members some presents in the form of free tutorials.  I mean, who doesn't like presents, and who doesn't like free tutorials!Throughout the month, I'll be…READ MORE

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Thaneeya McArdle commented on Donna Duquette's group Beginners
"Hi Subhadip, Yes, technically you can use your synthetic watercolor brushes to paint with acrylics - just be sure to clean them right away because acrylics can harden quickly which can damage the brush. One thing to keep in mind though is that the…"
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"When I do acrylic painting on paper can I use my usual synthetic water color brushes? If yes, can I wash those brushes with water when I've finished my work with an acrylic gloss medium? "
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Hello fellow Colonists!   I'm one of your moderators here at The Art Colony. When Thaneeya accepted me as a moderator, I was thrilled.  I hadn't even seen the site yet, but I knew it would be something special.  And it is special, made that way by people like you sharing your art and inspiring each other.  I hope the time you spend here is rewarding, enriching, inspiring, motivating, and most of all, fun! 

As for me, I'm an early retiree, and depending on how the stock markets perform, I may actually get to stay retired.  :)  These days I spend my time drawing and painting, and I'm also an avid knitter, a sometimes quilter, an occasional beader, and always up for trying something new.

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Happy Holidays!

Posted on December 20, 2013 at 3:00pm 5 Comments

I haven't had time to be around here much lately, and I really miss all of you!  I hope all of you are happy and well, to those of you who celebrate holidays this time of year I wish you Season's Greetings!

Since the year is almost over, I've been thinking about my resolutions for the new year.  One of them is to renew my passion for art.  Actually, the passion is still there, I just need to adjust my priorities a bit.  Next year, I want to spend more time making art, and more time…

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June 2013 Robert Warren Workshop

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 3:23pm 4 Comments

Last June, I attended an oil painting workshop with Robert Warren.  I was very new to oil painting at the time so while I did learn a ton, I also felt like I missed a lot because I was struggling so much to keep up.  I was so stressed out after completing that workshop that I unsure about taking another one.  But, having a year to paint and learn how to handle the medium made this year's workshop, which I attended last week, a completely different experience. It was so nice to be able to…

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Four Days with Cecile Baird

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 9:19pm 13 Comments

A few weeks ago, I participated in a 4-day workshop given by Cecile Baird, one of my very favorite colored pencil artists.  Not only is Cecile an amazing artist, she is also genuine, generous, and downright nice!  I learned so much from her, and maybe even more important than that, I came away energized and excited, with all sorts of ideas for future projects.  I rediscovered all of the things I love about working with colored pencil, like the ease with which I can create fine details and…

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Robert Warren Seminar

Posted on June 25, 2012 at 10:49am 3 Comments

I was lucky enough to be able to spend the last few days painting in a seminar with Robert Warren.  I'm new to oil painting so I was more than a little concerned that I wouldn't be able to keep up.  Robert is a wonderful teacher, though, and he takes the time to explain the "why" along with the "how" so even the less experienced painters in the room like myself were able to keep up and get some pretty darned amazing results.  Not…

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At 7:50am on February 20, 2014, Kat said…

Thank you ,Donna!

At 6:39pm on September 24, 2013, Sharon Nelson said…
Donna, have been trying to section my artwork into portfolios, like you have done, I can not seem to manage it, it doesn't seem to allow me to drag into the folder, I'm prolly being real stupid and it's obvious, but help! Incidentally, i am working from an I pad.
At 8:09pm on August 13, 2013, Kat said…

Thank you for the nice compliments Donna!

At 3:50pm on August 9, 2013, Barbara Davis said…
Wow, it is even more special knowing how you made the card. I want to find a frame for both the card and the flower. Thanks again, barb - I will post both on the Swap Art site.
At 6:41pm on August 8, 2013, Barbara Davis said…

Hey Donna, The African Daisy is beautiful.  Thank you so much.  You are very controlled in your watercolor painting.  I am afaid that I"m pretty sloppy.  I was wondering about the card. Did you draw the building? You have so much detail in the picture. Is it ink with colored pencil? Thank you again.  Your work is beautiful.

At 12:25pm on July 19, 2013, Mary Margaret Hickman said…
Donna, have not gotten to do Birthday Swap pieces yet but will next week.
At 4:19pm on July 2, 2013, Armande Khoury Helou said…

Dear Donna

Greetings, my name is Armande khoury Helou, I joined The Art  Colony recently, I am new at oil painting and trying to do one for my house. I would like to do 3D effect with chord and is wondering how can I stick the chord to the painting. Thank you.

At 6:28pm on June 5, 2013, Nicole Vondielingen said…
Thank you for bringing me aboard! I am just learning how to work with my paints, in fact, I am new to it all. I can't wait to learn new techniques!
At 9:41am on April 21, 2013, Kristen Young said…

Thank you Donna! I am excited to be here! 

At 11:40am on April 4, 2013, Pamela Sapsford said…

Hi Donna, I am sorry for my slow response. I am very shy when it comes down to my artwork. I will join in as my confidence increases.  Rest assured it feels good to be a part of such a diversified group of artists.  I will be here and will share my art eventually.  Happy creating! 

 

 

 
 
 

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