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
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
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
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
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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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…READ MORE
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…READ MORE
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…READ MORE
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…READ MORE