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:bulletgreen: OVERVIEW: This group is for artists who paint with traditional media. We require submissions to have a significant amount of paint in them. Examples of traditional paint media include oil, acrylic, watercolor, egg tempera, ink, spray paint, et cetera.

:bulletblue: SUBMISSION RULES: One submission per deviant, per week. Full rules are available here. Your work must be categorized as a painting or as mixed media in deviantART's classification system (if mixed media, please indicate media used) OR if it is in another category, include media you used in your artist's comments (gouache, oil, acrylic, etc). The scan or photograph of your painting must be cropped-well and in focus (e.g. no notebook spirals to the side of the image, no blurry images). Works-in-progress are not accepted, only finished paintings. Ensure you've submitted your work to the correct folder in our gallery--read the folder guidelines if in doubt. Mature works are accepted as long as they follow deviantART guidelines.

:bulletpurple: JOIN, SUBMIT, LEAVE: If you join the group, submit your artwork, and subsequently leave the group, your deviations will be removed from our gallery.

:bulletred: OUR GROUP MISSION: We're all here to share our paintings. Haters are not welcome, only kind comments or helpful critiques. This group shows that there are still plenty of traditional media painters in a world gone digital :nod:
Founded 4 Years ago
Dec 31, 2009


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:onfire: We need more Co-Founders! :onfire:

As a Co-Founder, we need you to pay attention to details and be communicative. We like to respectfully address our members during their submission process of why their piece is going to be declined (needs cropping, wrong folder, not a painting...). Mainly check in a few times a week and make sure submissions are being voted on accordingly.

If you're interested, please send me a note. I'd be happy to give better details. :)

- guardian-of-moon

:iconkermityayplz::party: Thanks again you guys for helping us hit the 7k member mark! :party::iconkermityayplz:



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*~*~*Full rules are available HERE.*~*~*

:bulletorange: Traditional Painting Mission:
    This Group is for traditional/physical painters and their work. Acrylics, oils, ink, a spray can, or any physical-type of paint is permitted upon any surface imaginable. Graffiti, traditional, window art, painted ceramics, face paint, any type of paint-based works are allowed. We look for artists who are dedicated to getting messy and putting themselves into their pieces.
:bulletyellow: Limit on Submissions:
    We have a 1-per-week limitation. We hope this will slow down the inbox-overload for all involved.

:bulletgreen: How To Tell Us Your Piece Is A Painting:
    Your piece needs to categorized 1 of 2 ways. 1) Submitted works should be categorized by starting with:
    Traditional > Painting > etc
    Traditional > Mixed Media > etc (with paint being 50% or more of submitted piece)
    2) If you do not have your piece Categorized as in step 1 then you MUST indicate the medium you used in your artist's comments. (i.e. watercolors, acrylic, etc)
     Why? Because if it's categorized as a drawing, looks like a drawing, and has no medium, everyone is going to assume the piece is a drawing, and it will be denied.  We want to avoid this just as much as you do, so follow the rules!

:bulletblue: Quality:
    We ask you present your paintings professionally. This means: crop photos of your canvas-paintings so that the focus is your work and not what's around it. Try to avoid flash glares/lighting in the photo of your painting (we can help you with this if you're having trouble!!!). WIPs (works in progress) are NOT allowed, so only send us the final version.

:bulletpurple: Mix Media Works:
    We are strict with mix-media paintings. The piece has to be at least 50% paint/ink applied in a painting manner and be 100% traditional. If Pastel, must be fully covered and appear as a painting (not a drawing). Editing for brightness, contrast, clean-up, etc. is not considered mixed media. Small, non-obstrusive digital frames and watermarks are allowed, as long as they follow what is listed in the "Quality" section above.  Example of a denied piece: adding a touch of watercolor to a colored pencil piece. Example of an approved piece: a rock slab with scenery painted on its surface.
:bulletorange: Mature Content:
    The artistic nude form is classic, so no censor bars required. However, we will be following D.A. rules about mature content,so if we ask you to add a filter, please do so if you want your piece to be accepted.  We ask ALL our members to be mature and respect other artists and their work. As the saying goes: If you don't like it, don't look at it.
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crazyruthie 4 hours ago   General Artist
abstract and surreal folder is maxed out. :)
untill i get a chance to fix the night time one. 
Hey isee what you mean can i switch this first one for another one? 
ComeDawn Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just withdraw your submission. Then you're free to upload any later version at you leisure. The withdraw button should be on the top right corner on your submission.
i didnt save my submission can you send it again? 
ComeDawn Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, dear. I'm sorry, that's not possible for me to do. Then we'll just have to decline your piece so you can upload it in a week from now. Is that alright? You can only submit one work per week, you see.
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rhayenvy Apr 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the accept :love:
CommuMist Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am amazed with the variety and quality of work I see here. This is probably the coolest group I have found, as my Deviant Watch is now exciting!
Cutte Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for accepting me! :)
QCC-Art Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ever visited the QCC Art Gallery in Bayside, Queens?

Marcel Salinas 3/20 to 5/2

Free for all to enter!
jbrown500 Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for accepting me :-)
QCC-Art Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Picasso collaborator coming on 3/20
thank you for accepting me :) (Smile) 
thx for accepting my new work !Hug
thankd for accept!
MathieuDavid Feb 1, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Hi ! i'm a young artist , i do contemporary painting and i wants to share my work the most i can so here's my website :
thx for accepting my new work !Hug 
monorhapsody Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks for the request :) !
andr3d Dec 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for accepting !
Thank you for accepting me :D (Big Grin) 
ericbernut Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Super group.+++Eric
YasminGZ Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for acept :)
Hello! Thank you for accepting me!
RLoben Nov 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you for accepting me :)
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