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10-21-2010, 08:02 AM
I am new to here and to internet forums. Maybe I did not follow protocall but I thought I would join a friendly art forum and have some interesting discussions with other artists. I have had views but not so much as a hello. Maybe there is something that I am not aware of but I was expecting a friendlier reception. :confused:

11-03-2010, 02:15 AM
Welcome to the forum DLeeG, this is a forum for artist like yourself, whether you are new to Art or an experience Artist this forum I am sure welcomes you opinions with the Art works that are on display. Looking forward to seeing your Art work.

jeremy johnson ink
11-30-2010, 07:18 PM
i am excited to be a part of an artist based forum please take a look at the paintings i did and let me know if you like them or any advice to make them better thank you .

jeremy johnson ink
11-30-2010, 07:22 PM
whats up i am a learning artist on a long journey of art i was wondering if any one has taken a class by dru blair i am interested in goin to it but i want to here some feed back before i spend some money

11-30-2010, 07:57 PM
Jeremy, Last year I discovered I could paint, I never knew I could paint before as I do not have any backround in art whatsoever, as far as taking lessons is concern, in my opinion based on my own experience is to explore for the time being other lessons that are free.

Go to your local library and check out some of the how to books. I do not know what medium you are using but I am sure that you can find them in your local library, and seconly just keep painting in the medium of your choice, the more you paint the easier it will become, then you can experiment with your equipments such as your different kinds of brushes.

It was suggested to me that I try other mediums to work with, and here's the kicker for me, I have always known that I couldn't draw so I tried out charcoal and surprisingly I can actually draw, I have painted and drawn Portraits, wild life and landscapes, even painted floral paintings, unfortunately I can not post any of my works at this time as I do not know how to post them on this forum.

Practice, practice, practice and before you know it you will get better if your are not already better, but even then you have a lot to gain.

If you are that serious about your Art you can always explore studying, of course all that is totally up to you.

Good luck and most of all have fun while you are at it.

07-25-2011, 01:58 PM
Hi Deleeg

I too am new so a huge hello from me :o


07-28-2011, 10:59 PM
This was a new forum with only a few members when I joined. There weren't too many people available to say howdy then. I think you for your welcomes since then.

Hi Peach. I saw your work. Great art.

02-09-2012, 08:57 AM
I am new here too, actually new to showing any of my work, except close friends and family, but now, I need an outlet on the web, to get as much info as I can, about getting my stuff seen, and the marketing of it. It is my dream, to make a living with my art, I am searching for information, opinions about my work, and maybe some encouragement, to not be afraid, I have to talk myself past the butterflies in my stomach and the feeling of sheer panic at the thought of showing someone my work for the first time, there are days, when I just can't do it, and I don't know why. I can do my feathers all day long, but when it comes time to show them or sell them, i Freak! I have sold everything that I have ever made, but getting past the fear is a hard one. I am also thinking that I am not getting the kind of money that I would like to get, because I know what I do, no one else does, any way, I would love some opinions on my work, and am looking forward to progressing, learning, and just interacting in the art world, thanks, "featherflies"

02-14-2012, 11:20 PM
Well, I been painting and drawing for over 40 years, never got into it with the thought of making a living...there used to be an ad in TV Guide for correspondence classes, it was called Draw Winky....looked like I did and sent it in...still have the other drawing of Winky I did at 14 years old....anyways, one evening the family was eating dinner and the phone rang...I answered and it was the Winky folks....they asked to speak to my dad so I passed the phone and there was some low volume conversation going on that I couldn`t hear until I heard him shout..." How Much?"...just before he slammed the phone down...they never called back. Point is...from that time on I never thought I could make money from what I do, I have sold some pieces over the years but I don`t paint or draw to please anybody but myself...if folks like what I do thats nice...if they don`t thats nice too. I sold my painting on the streets of Montreal one summer and one thing I quickly learned was, most people buy art to match a bedspread or carpet or sofa....on average thats about as much thought as they put into it, again, fine with me...I do it to please myself...if one paints to please everyone else you`ll find it to be an exercise in futility. Do what you do, work hard and don`t give up no matter what...
For many years I painted and drew every single day by myself in my room, now don`t get me wrong, I wasn`t anti social or anything...played on sports teams, had lots of friends you know, usual kid stuff...but painting and I`d say more so drawing has become an important part of my life and I will do it until I can`t hold a pencil anymore...then maybe I`ll use my mouth...if you look throughout history you`ll find a lot of artists who couldn`t give their stuff away when they were alive or died paupers but they continued to paint...that to me is what an artist is. I also suggest finding a good teacher, in fact taking classes is something I will do again when I get back home for good...the classroom is a great place for inspiration and feed back form other painters can be invaluable, you get out of it what you put into know that old cliche right....but I happen to believe anyone can learn how to draw, now some folks have more natural talent than others but to me there is no wrong way to draw, there are rules that should be learned before they are broken and classes can help in that way but it is a life long journey, there will always be more for me to learn, and thats what keeps me interested and probably why I like to try new things and watch for those happy accidents...the bad accidents I don`t show to anybody but making mistakes is part of learning the craft, make them and learn from them but don`t be afraid of them.
abbidy-abbidy-abbidy...thats all folks.

06-04-2013, 10:11 AM
I have just discovered this forum so I'd like to say Hi !

I took up acrylic painting a few years ago and I absolutely love it .
The thing is I find drawing quite difficult so I'm really making an effort to practice .

I paint archways , doorways , stone steps , rocks etc . For some reason I adore painting old crumbly stone . Maybe I was a stonemason in my last existence !