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I Love to Paint

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    TheShowOffBrand TheShowOffBrand 22-25, M May 22

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    Zoning out to the point of unconsciousness.

    Sometimes the art zone gets really intense. Like your mind is there, but you could never put into words what was really happening.
    doooooog doooooog 18-21, F May 16

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    I Get Lost In The Moment.

    I love to paint so much. When I'm painting, I really get lost in the moment. I find the inspiration and I start sketching slowly, then I start painting little by little. I forget everything. I'm not aware of time anymore.
    lonelyInLondon lonelyInLondon 22-25, F 27 Responses Jan 15, 2011

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    It's amazing, I've never found anything else to

    be quite as fulfilling to my spirit than manifesting physically the images that come to my mind. I always feel unable to communicate clearly or say exactly what I mean unless it is by drawing and painting a picture. This wonderful to be able to live and paint :D
    Photons Photons 31-35, M Feb 1

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 23

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    Computer Art

    When i was little I came up with my own way of painting on the computer, and now I'm going to share with you how I did it. First open the paint program on your computer.  I drew out a quick sketch to get you started. First use the shift button to draw and even cross.  To...
    CreateTVT CreateTVT 26-30 6 Responses Jun 1, 2012

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    This is the one that I've been working on

    for about 3 weeks for my mums birthday.
    LittleBeelzebub LittleBeelzebub 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    As far back as I can remember,

    I’ve wanted to paint. But it’s just never been my gift. My dad was a talented artist. He used to sketch and paint, mostly water color. At a young age, my sister demonstrated her artistic gifts. Delighted, my dad built a drafting table large enough for the three of us...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 17 Responses Feb 1

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    I do commission pet portrait paintings

    for a job on the side (cause I am still in high school). But most of the time, I am not given the name of the pet I am painting. So I name them. There is Morgan, Rigby and of course, Queen of the Jowls. These are not the names of the dogs, and everytime my customer slips the...
    doooooog doooooog 18-21, F May 16

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    I Was An Art Major In Collage

    I was an art major in collage and I still love to paint and look at the world in a very artistic way. I just paint minitures for a hoby right now but I am looking to start some larger acrilic paintings again.
    magnum9 magnum9 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 9, 2008

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    love color and art with awesome details!

    it really makes me cry with joy when my friends and I work together to make a masterpiece!
    Lover218 Lover218 18-21, M Feb 2

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    I don't understand this technique well,

    yet but I couldn't resist giving it a try! 
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 24

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    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 20

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    I wish i could paint well.

    Like Van Gogh or Monet. : /
    Mary3d Mary3d 18-21, T 2 Responses May 12

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    GallyG GallyG 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Woman On A Chair

      I was at Magenta when working on the latest painting. I thought to myself that i should ask somone to take some pictures of my fat gut painting.   Juliet was perplexed at the challenge of caputureing the sheer huge dimentions of my belly in the creative interesting fat gut...
    lafsnack lafsnack 51-55, M 4 Responses Jul 5, 2012

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    A Glimpse Into My Abstract Mind

    When I paint I go somewhere else. This place is a place of balance, an escape from chaos. In many of my paintings there are things that symbolize a balance of elements or sometimes there are things that symbolize grounding, because these are the things that I am seeking when I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 18, 2012

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    Cable Beach, Broome

    Light red to get rid of the white and to perhaps suggest some warmth underneath.... Start to quickly capture the tones. A little correction and the position of the woman. Not a person - some lights and darks She begins to appear, but i'm just doing lights and darks.  Some...
    abstraction abstraction 51-55, M 8 Responses Jan 24, 2012

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    I like painting. What's really hard is making

    the picture look real or 3D
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Nov 9, 2014

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    My second ever painting.

    It kept ruining itself as it dried so i had to keep reapplying to the flowers. I think it turned out okay though.. Its very tiny! Like the width of an iPhone 5
    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2014

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    Perhaps because spring is just around the

    corner, or my mind is on bunny baskets (love bunny baskets :) or perhaps it's for some other reason altogether, but I just love looking at photos of bunnies. I almost drove to the Animal Humane Society to see if there were bunnies to cuddle.Then I saw this and fell in love. Isn...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 6

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    dannyboydreaming dannyboydreaming 26-30, M May 22

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    LittleBeelzebub LittleBeelzebub 18-21, F Jul 17, 2014

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    Well, having a snow day afforded me the

    opportunity to paint, which is something I usually only do in the summer. Here is the result of today's efforts. The highlights turned out a little bright and busy, but hopefully they will fade as the oils dry: }
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Feb 17

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    I love to paint. Panting makes my whole day

    better. What do you guys think.
    Daydream1000 Daydream1000 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 30, 2014

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    Painting allows me to escape my brain

    but at the same time explore parts of it I didn't even know existed. I paint with some of my favorite music blasting and it is so therapeutic. I get carried away with the colors and the motion of what I am creating as well as the sounds that I am surrounded by. I often forget I...
    CharlieAff CharlieAff 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2014

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    I am trying to make enough money to go on a

    trip through painting for extra money, but I just can't background. First it's too dark, now it's too light. Dark subject matter is so stressful. Must look good. This is my only income dammit.
    pianokat pianokat 18-21, F 1 Response May 17

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    Limited Palette - Letting Two Colours Speak.

    This was an early painting, in limited palette. That meant everything i wanted to say had to be described with three tubes of paint - prussian blue, raw umber and white.  I was just amazed at how many colours you are able to approximate just playing the mix between those two...
    abstraction abstraction 51-55, M 1 Response May 14, 2011

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    LittleBeelzebub LittleBeelzebub 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2014

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    THE FLAME TREE AND THE FIREFISHI wanted to

    paint around a pot instead of a flat canvas. I wanted raw colours against each other, a story-like quality, night and day, four seasons. Growing up on Russian folk tales made me want to reach back for something mythic. It's a fairly big terracotta pot.It sits on a rotating plate...
    abstraction abstraction 51-55, M 2 Responses Jun 15

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    I've always liked art,

    but never tried painting until last May. i painted this about a month ago for a fundraiser at my son's school. It's acrylic on 11"x14" canvas.
    littlegiraffe13 littlegiraffe13 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    There is a phrase made famous by the movie

    “Simon Birch” that originates (I believe) from The Book of Common Prayer.“Into paradise may the angels lead you.”Each night before I go to sleep, I talk with divine energies. One of the things we chat about is what I’ll dream about that night. It...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 27

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    I suck at painting. But I don't care.

    I use painting to express problems such as my mental illnesses; psychosis, ocd, depression, social phobia. I usually do abstract-ish paintings. Here are two of my abstract paintings, the one of the left represents psychosis, and the one on the right represents social phobia, the...
    zoesimonesays zoesimonesays 16-17, F Jul 14

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    I started painting last year to relieve stress.

    Now I'm absolutely addicted. I've somehow gotten into space scenes, which are wonderfully abstract in every way, and managed to cover a whole wall in my room with them. It's like my own personal masterpiece.
    DrBluud DrBluud 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    Msxspraypaint Msxspraypaint 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Lunarflowerrr Lunarflowerrr 22-25, F May 23

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    I painted a unicorn..

    . So majestic
    Shortandsweet1999 Shortandsweet1999 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 25

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    "True expression" ...

    wolves have amazing energy, encouraging us to express ourselves authentically :)
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 27

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    katie1125 katie1125 22-25, F Oct 8, 2014

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    I'm in love with painting emotion on canvas

    and wood. I dabble in abstract people art. Please help support my art and like my page on Facebook. A million hearts to you! http://facebook.com/SheArtsYou
    skiescollide skiescollide 22-25, F Aug 14, 2014

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    It's a hobby of mine

    that relaxes me. I do not consider myself an artist in any way. My kid says that my paintings lately have been a bit dark. and I guess that is a reflection of my mood of late. Maybe someday my paintings will be more cheerful when the light starts to shine a little brighter in my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 30

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    I hate the fact that

    whenever i use paint, I always end up getting half my shirt covered in a completely different color :/
    sweetcolors123 sweetcolors123 16-17 1 Response Jan 4

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    There are many compelling legends about the

    four elements. Legend, story… this is the way in which we communicate our history…facts and myth intermingle over time until who can say what is fact and what is fantasy?I have long been intrigued with the way in which we humans communicate our stories. As I read...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    Usually I'm not the best painter,

    but I have to admit, I did a pretty **** good job on this one :)What do you guys think?
    Petepot Petepot 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I spent the entire day painting yesterday

    and will probably do the same today. I love the rush of seeing your creation turn into what you have in your head. I should point out, I don't paint on a canvas, I paint miniatures, but it still counts as painting I think.
    soggyenderman soggyenderman 26-30, F Feb 16

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    Magic Of Painting

    Painting is amazing way of expression. I started to paint when I was 6 . I always wanted to become an artist, to organize my own exhibition. But I’ve never belived that I’ll get a chance to try. I don’t imagine my life without colors. It doesn’t exist for me...
    meganza meganza 22-25, F Jul 27, 2012

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