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The Business of Art

Started by Karen Ilari in Constructive Critiques. Last reply by Karen Ilari yesterday. 9 Replies

So I just got an email from a fellow painter here in Portland asking if I might help with the "business side" of her art.That's a pretty broad subject, but I thought it would be an interesting discussion, or maybe series of them, with any questions…Continue

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Rocky Mountains with an Australian twist

Started by Cheyenne in Gallery - no critiques - just sharing on Thursday. 0 Replies

A lot of this painting was done using a palet knife. The background mountains are the Canadian Rockies and the foreground trees are Autralian Gum Trees. I followed an Australian artist tutorial and he puts Gum trees on his paintings so I thought I…Continue

Summer Challenge Discussion

Started by Karen Ilari in Challenges. Last reply by Karen Ilari yesterday. 3 Replies

I forgot to add a discussion for our Summer Challenge!A spot to trade ideas, works in progress, whatever comes to mind!Here is a response I made to Carolyn's discussion about the Summer Challenge:This is going to be an interesting photo for everyone…Continue

another hack

Started by April Cummings in General Discussions. Last reply by Sarah Irland yesterday. 8 Replies

It's happened again. I've gotten an email from someone who found me through this website and wants me to contact him directly.  Obviously scamming so I ignored it. Karen, I wanted you to know in case you don't already.  Continue


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Where do you paint?

Posted by KC Cooke on July 25, 2015 at 6:35am 13 Comments

I am a true beginner. Aside from a few abstract pieces when I was "playing with color" and getting used to the feel of the brush on canvas, I have never painted anything before. No classes. Nothing. So being inspired by Karen and all the talented… Continue

Can't seem to move to the next level

Posted by Linda Nichols on July 24, 2015 at 1:46pm 9 Comments

I have always admired people with talent, especially painting but had never given it any serious thought until a little over a year ago.  My daughter and I decided we needed to do something for ourselves and decided to give it a try.  With two…


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