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*the Rules!! Must Read, Reply To Join*

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/03/2013 - 4:54 AM


1. Painterly original works of artist only (no photographs, digitals, or copies of others' work)
2. One image accepted per day. Image must be clear and suitable for print reproduction*
3. No celebrities, nudity, vulgarity, violence, excrement, type, copyright infringement
4. Admin (moi!) has final word on image acceptability, membership, features
5. New members MUST read this post in its entirety (torture), AND reply to THE RULES.


*images of paintings that are available ONLY for original sale, or images strictly for portfolio purposes (prints not available) do not need to be reproduction quality, and will be accepted..

More detailed information is below, but the above are our only hard RULES. The rest are policies, explanations, and varied ramblings I'd like to think are important, and interesting.

Read links below to familiarize yourself with how FAA works:
I joined and replied to THE RULES, how do I submit a painting?
Posting paintings in discussions or elsewhere
Resizing your paintings in posts
Make HTML links on FAA
Change text color/bold/italic
FAA FAQ and help

Image policy: while I try to be open minded and broad in my acceptance of paintings, any work submitted that DOES NOT fit any "painterly" criteria will be removed. The biggest indicator of a painting not being painterly is if it does not look painted, or looks like coloring within lines. A painterly painting is the opposite of a linear painting--it does not rely on line to define form. .

I only accept one submission a day. I won't make exceptions and I won't inform you when I have to remove an image.

Feature policy: I will choose works I feel are the best examples of Painterly Fine Art for the day to feature on the front page. I will only feature images that have been photographed or scanned properly. I wish our group to be a reliable place where collectors can be assured of the best art.

Please help me choose features by posting your favorites of the day among the accepted paintings by doing as follows:
1. Click on the "images" tab to view new images
2. Choose your favorite
3. Post painting in appropriate discussion
4. Leave a comment on the artist's painting, vote, promote, etc.

Don't forget to post your featured paintings in the feature discussion thread. Older features will be rotated out and this is a great way to continue to feature them.

Promotion: Review the "how to get noticed on FAA discussions." Links are listed below:
1. High quality work that is unique, has clear intent/voice
2. High quality photos or scans of your work
3. Descriptive titles
4. Go slow, post one to three images per day
5. Keywords/tags are vital to being seen online

Mini galleries:
Artists may create a mini gallery in our discussion tab!
1. Start a new discussion
2. Include your name and "gallery" in the title
3. Introduce yourself and works in the message and "submit"
4. Each day "reply" to your gallery with 1, 2, or 3 images. You can also edit your posts in order to group images together for a tidier look!

Mini gallery guidelines:
1. Only works accepted into this group can be posted (Thanks Vivian!)
2. No more than 3 images per day (the slow trickle keeps the group active and varied)
3. Try to visit one other thread (promote on any/all of the images you like), each time you post on your own thread. *special privileges apply to uber good artists who ask very sweetly and give me loads of compliments ;)

Genuine You can count on me to be genuine in my remarks. I feel everyone should continue their art journey wherever they are. But I don't feel all works are suitable for a professional venue such as FAA. The designer of this wonderful program set checks and balances in place to ensure the best works are placed highest in the search results. Voting, favoriting, traffic, comments, being featured, all take a part of that. So! I will vote, favorite and promote the works I believe show high expertise, cognition, and expression. I will NOT continue in the FAA tradition of TELLING you in the comments if I promoted your work. I feel comments should be meaningful and genuine (though always positive) and not tallies of who will feel obligated to reciprocate votes. Feel free to carry on whichever way works best for you. Please trust that I am voting, promoting my favorite works of yours. Regardless of your paintings, it is YOU, the artists, that I believe in and want to support.

I'll be updating this page as needed so check in on occasion to make sure you haven't missed anything important or particularly witty.

 

Oldest Reply

Posted by: Shana Rowe on 02/11/2013 - 9:45 AM

Thank you for keeping us updated Tayla!!!

 

Posted by: Janet Ashworth on 02/11/2013 - 10:14 AM

Hi: Your post has been read and thought about, appreciate your time and effort with all of it :). Jann

 

Posted by: Susan Abrams on 02/11/2013 - 10:36 AM

Thank you...it all sounds fair!

 

Posted by: Studio Tolere on 02/11/2013 - 3:25 PM

Talya, great, to the point, encouraging and challenging directive for the group. Much appreciated. Chana

 

Posted by: Catherine Howard on 02/11/2013 - 7:50 PM

Very helpful...clear, concise and will help us all! Thanks Talya!

 

Posted by: Becky Kim on 02/12/2013 - 12:01 AM

Thank you for your time and effort Talya. Becky

 

Being A Meanie!

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/12/2013 - 8:42 PM

For those who have replied, I congratulate you for being law abiding groupies.
Sadly there are a few folks who need a bit more threatening (ahem, I mean encouraging) approach, hence I am changing the title to be more persuasive. I do so hate being a meanie, but really mustn't have anarchy.
Law abiding groupies, may carry on with my blessings. :)

 

Posted by: David Larsen on 02/12/2013 - 9:51 PM

I think your rules are very fair. The one thing, though, is that I've been posting a WIP to my gallery, which has not be accepted into the group (because it is not done yet). I kind of consider my gallery "my corner" of the group, and hope to continue to post my WIP there. I don't want to create a new thread for it if I do not have to. I will, of course, if you want me to, though. I just hope to keep all my stuff in one place. Let me know either way.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/12/2013 - 10:05 PM

Thanks, for replying, David! You are welcome to keep your WIP's in place, since you asked so nicely, AND I know it will be accepted into the group when you are finished. There are others that posted images before they were accepted that are catching up as well. I am happy to add you to the law-abiding groupies. I believe we would all appreciate reading more regarding your process if you are willing to share (crossing my fingers).

 

Posted by: David Larsen on 02/12/2013 - 10:50 PM

Talya, thank you! By the way, if you are interested in my process, I keep detailed notes and photographs of all my WIPs on my blog:

http://coeruleumblue.blogspot.com/

 

Posted by: Lynda Robinson on 02/12/2013 - 11:13 PM

Thank you Talya for your 'words of wisdom'. I like your style!!! I think you are a great asset to FAA and I am really enjoying the very good feeling I am getting about this group.

I'm just wondering whether it would be neater and tidier, and easier on the eye, in the mini gallery to keep adding work in the same area, by using 'edit post', rather than adding more after a long stream of comments. For instance I would keep one area solely for landscapes, and another areas for portraits etc. Would be pleased to hear what others think of this idea.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/12/2013 - 11:14 PM

I'm sure you know this, but I will remind the group that it is always a great idea to include all your links to blogs websites, social networks, wherever you can. The webcrawlers eat that stuff up, and so do collectors. So add all that to your little personal galleries as well where you introduce yourselves...yes, yes, pot. Kettle. Black. I'm a total hypocrite. But it is still a good idea. :)

I also got a note from Michael Swanson, so he's on the good list now too. Yaaaaay! Now, go hound the rest of the members so no one thinks I'm a meanie!

 

Posted by: Michael Swanson on 02/12/2013 - 11:15 PM

I understand and will help where I can.
Cheers for your great work for all of us, Michael

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/12/2013 - 11:18 PM

OOOOOoh! Good idea Lynda! 'course I'm not going to police that part, but I agree it would be much more tidy! I will certainly do that myself! I'll also get rid of all my threatening tyrant posts once everyone (or most) are on the good list :)

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/12/2013 - 11:30 PM

Amended policies to reflect Lynda's fabulous idea, and David's WIP's.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/13/2013 - 12:04 AM

Oh, also keep in mind that every time someone comments or you "reply" on your mini-gallery it will be "bumped" back to the top of the discussions. so there is that added advantage of the "reply" method.

 

Posted by: Lucia Grilletto on 02/13/2013 - 12:18 AM

Talya,

I'm not very savy with the computer. The day I joined the group I submitted a few images of my paintings, you have selected one of them (thank you)
and put it in the group images. I then realized that I should have sent one only (am I correct)? However I cannot figure out how to submit others
to keep up with my one a day. Another thing I realized is that the others I sent are in the rejections area. Were they rejected for the quality of work or is it that I sent too many at one time. Please advise.

Thanks Lucia

 

Posted by: Bette Orr on 02/13/2013 - 12:40 AM

Twyla, you are doing wonderful things with this group! I shall try my best to follow your reasonable and simple guidelines - it all sounds good to me! Thanks!!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/13/2013 - 12:50 AM

hi Lucia!
No problem, I totally understand the learning curve with the computer.
Yes, one painting a day.
Your paintings are beautiful! Most are inadequately photographed/scanned, however they were rejected because the one-a-day rule.
to submit, click on the my images tab within the group
look on the left hand side and there will be buttons with options on them as follows:
Active
pending
Rejected
Non-group
click on the rejected button, select the images and click remove
Click the non-group images, select the image you wish to submit, and click add to group

While I will accept paintings that are not high resolution, I won't feature blurry, or inadequately photographed/scanned paintings. To remedy this, I suggest you browse this http://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=432109
read Catherine's excellent tutorial on scanning of this thread http://fineartamerica.com/groups/painterly-fine-art--1-per-day.html?showmessage=true&messageid=1040962



 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/13/2013 - 12:51 AM

Oh goodie! Two more law-abiders!

 

Posted by: Kiril Stanchev on 02/13/2013 - 1:38 AM

Hi Talya,

thanks for your effort to make this group something higher than the usual. I totally agree with your opinion about the blurry, or inadequately photographed/scanned paintings. If you put a lot of skills in creating an artwork, you could spend some time and photograph it properly for the purpose of FAA.
I have one question, I saw that some members are grouping their images in discussion mini-galleries 2 or even 3 in a row and I don't know how this is done? Can you help - this would carry both Lynda's idea of saving place and your to bump galleries on top with replies. We will save space and still get a lot of attention when post new paintings in a reply.
Thanks once again for everything you're doing, I know it's a time consuming job and I'm appreciating this!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/13/2013 - 1:50 AM

Good thing you commented, Kiril, because I want to keep featuring your work!

Yes, on the post you want to add images to, on the blue bar on top, there will be a tiny link saying "edit this post" click on it, then cut and paste more images in there. If you want to out them in a row, make there there is no "return" or "enter" between the two different image codes, maybe even no space bar "space". But please be sure that they are images I've already accepted, or everyone will accuse me of playing favorites. :)

 

Posted by: Kiril Stanchev on 02/13/2013 - 2:31 AM

Thanks Talya, it was so simple but actually done the job perfectly! I was thinking it has to be some string of html code and it's just "don't hit enter between the paintings". Sorry, if I broke the rules with posting paintings in the mini-gallery! I'll check and remove if I had to. Thanks once again!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/13/2013 - 2:39 AM

No worries, Kiril, just catch up by adding the images in here one at a time, it's what most of the artists are doing. And thank you for favoriting my Fall painting. I am easily flattered! :)

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/13/2013 - 2:46 AM

Ok, sorry everyone for featuring without comments today. I'll attempt catching up tomorrow but no promises, since I seem to have my hands full ensuring compliance from members... Again thank so much for everyone who has read and commented here. I know Im running things a little differently but I have high hopes for all of us! :)

 

Posted by: Breanna Moran on 02/13/2013 - 2:59 AM

Read and understood! Thanks for monitoring this group!

 

Posted by: Jimmie Bartlett on 02/13/2013 - 10:02 AM

Thanks for the guidelines Talya. Also, for the tips on how to make things work better. Your group leadership is much appreciated.

 

Posted by: Phyllis Beiser on 02/13/2013 - 10:49 AM

O.K. Talya, I'll be a good law abiding girl too!!! Just kidding, I appreciate your valuable time and efforts with us. I too(as you may know) am a computer idiot! Will try my best and will value any guidence that you throw my way.

 

Posted by: Susan Abrams on 02/13/2013 - 12:08 PM

Thanks Tayla. As an emerging artist, I appreciate belonging to a group who really appreciates art's beauty, uniqueness, and the time involved from the moment of inspiration to the "finished" (really never finished LOL) painting! I am looking forward to art shows and what this website will bring to my life and devotion to my art everyday. I dream about my next painting; constantly looking for inspiration from my backyard, my kids, my animals, my friends, etc. etc. t; I can't even look at anyone's walls anymore without examining them for ideas or critiquing them internally. I want to make a piece that astounds and ooozes with emotion.

Thanks again!

Susan Abrams

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/13/2013 - 1:50 PM

Woot!! Four more on the good list :) you guys are awesome!!!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/13/2013 - 1:52 PM

Susan, I believe MANY of us here know exactly how you feel. Thank you for sharing with us!!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/13/2013 - 2:01 PM

 

Posted by: Mary Ellen Anderson on 02/13/2013 - 8:15 PM

I'm good with all this.

 

Posted by: Lynda Robinson on 02/13/2013 - 9:00 PM

I tried to tidy up my gallery! LOL! I think I messed it up more than tidied! I was trying to shift a bush painting up into another thread, but then I got left with the same post as well. Is it possible to delete a post? I don't see any 'deletey' type gizzmo's anywhere, only 'submit' ones.

 

Posted by: Paula L on 02/13/2013 - 9:52 PM

Hi Talya !
I have to tell you that i opened this thread more for curiosity than anything else but then your personality completely got my attention !!
I don´t know if i will participate as much as would like but i will try my best ! I'm sure this group is going to be as different as you are !
I'm a very recent painter (two years) and completely self taught so i wasn't even so sure if you would accept my paintings as "Painterly Fine Art" and i'm already very happy that you did ! I'm trying to understand painting, as much as Art, as go along so your promise of honest opinion really suits me !
Thanks a lot for telling me about the mini gallery, i'll come back to do it as soon as i get three or more works in the group !
Great group Talya ! I'm happy to be part of it !

 

Posted by: Linda Simon on 02/13/2013 - 11:19 PM

Hi, I am new and have read your post and think this is a wonderful group. I look forward to participating.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/13/2013 - 11:57 PM

@Lynda, lol, the deletey type gizmo is on the left ;) I just adore people's who make up words!!
Mary, glad you popped in so I didn't have to send the FAA police after you ;)
Paula, you will fit right in and love it!
Linda, I'm so impressed you checked policies YOUR FIRST DAY in the group!! as a "letter of the law" kind of gal, I certainly appreciate it.

 

Posted by: Lucia Grilletto on 02/14/2013 - 1:02 AM

Talya,

I think I goofed again and sent two images instead of one today. Mia Culpa. Thanks for staying on top of us with your policy reminders.
Remember me? I'm the unsavy one when it comes to computers. I'm still trying to figure out how to make a mini gallery then I can sendthree images a day, right?

Lucia

 

Posted by: Mary Ellen Anderson on 02/14/2013 - 1:12 AM

Sorry Talya, I read the post days ago... nod in agreement at computer... then realize (days later) I should post that - lol.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/14/2013 - 1:18 AM

You are already on the "good" list, Mary, no worries ;)
Lucia, hi! No, I didn't get anything more from you yet, try again? The mini gallery isn't "required". But I'm afraid the one-a-day rule stays regardless. :)

 

Posted by: ANA MARIA EDULESCU on 02/14/2013 - 4:59 AM

Talya, first of all I want to thank you for creating this group. I read yesterday the policies and I think all is fair and today, as Mary Ellen says, I realize I have to post also the agreement here.... :)
PS : Sorry for posting some works in the mini gallery that are not in the group, but I read the rules after.

 

Posted by: Martin Davey on 02/14/2013 - 10:16 AM

Hi Talya,
I have created my mini gallery so I think I am on the right side of the law now. I may have posted 2 paintings with a 23 hour gap between them but this won't happen again as I expect to post only a very small number per month.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/14/2013 - 1:25 PM

Woot woot!! I am we'll pleased with my obedient minions! LOL (I hope everyone knows half the stuff I say is in jest...except the policies...I never joke and rules...at least not much). I just want to keep everything fair so we can sell our works to informed, happy collectors while growing in our artistic journey.

 

Posted by: Jamie Frier on 02/14/2013 - 1:28 PM

Hi Talya,

Thank you for featuring my painting "Arizona Stream". I did read the policies when I first joined your group, but forgot to reply. I think this will be a very successful group with a lot of wonderful art. Thank you for creating it.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/14/2013 - 3:36 PM

You are most welcome! I'm delighted you joined!

 

Posted by: Timi Johnson on 02/14/2013 - 10:16 PM

Oh most benevolent tyrant,

Ok I think I did it right.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/14/2013 - 10:17 PM

EXACTLY!! :)

 

Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 02/14/2013 - 10:44 PM

Shame on me! Your loyal supporter and admirer, but....forgot to post here!! Great system, great Admin, great Art....I will abide....betterer!
Thanks for the Home Page features,too....much obliged....Cheers.....V

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/14/2013 - 11:11 PM

LOL, Vivian, I was just about to have a little chat with the SS officers. ;)

 

Posted by: Dominique Amendola on 02/15/2013 - 12:05 AM

Ok, Talya! I read this and am starting my mini gallery.... Bien le bonjour chez vous! (have a nice day!).

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/15/2013 - 1:29 AM

Awesome! I'm so glad!! I am a HUGE fan of your work. :)

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/15/2013 - 3:13 AM

a bump for good measure :)

 

Posted by: Dominique Amendola on 02/15/2013 - 5:02 AM

Well... thank you Talya, if you are talking about my work. I love your paintings too! :)

 

Posted by: Lissa Bockrath on 02/15/2013 - 7:27 AM

Thank you... Fair enough!

 

Posted by: Tracey Peer on 02/15/2013 - 8:33 AM

Tayla I really appreciate your feedback. It is great having someone so motivating and passionate as a leader of this incredibly gifted group of artists. Thanks for all you do!

 

Posted by: Loretta Luglio on 02/15/2013 - 10:44 AM

I understand and look forward to participating.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/15/2013 - 2:55 PM

awesome!!! Three more on the good list!!! Oh my this is going to get difficult to keep track of...

 

Posted by: Pib on 02/15/2013 - 4:37 PM

Talya - thanks for your comments. Count me in. Pib

 

Posted by: Mukta Gupta on 02/15/2013 - 5:23 PM

Hello Talya, read all above and sounds and reads all good for the time being, if anything changes I will let you know. As far as law abiding, I am not so sure about that, I have been a rebel all my life, but I think I can work with a benevolent dictator especially if its for the good of all concerned. Rules are meant to be broken, but before breaking them, one has to learn them good, so here I go with learning your rules right now, I will try to break them (but creatively) later when I am proficient at the. Time will tell how long I last... for the time being thanks for accepting me in your group. Now of to learning the rules first...

aloha from Hawaii to you and all the members of this group,
Mukta

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/15/2013 - 9:28 PM

Awesome, two more!!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/16/2013 - 2:31 PM

 

Posted by: MM Anderson on 02/16/2013 - 3:12 PM

Sorry it took my so long to post here. I appreciate your efforts. I haven't participated much in this group yet because I'm just starting to do a few paintings after many years. I hope to be able to contribute more in the future.

 

Posted by: Shasta Eone on 02/16/2013 - 3:36 PM

Thumbs up.... and I will attempt to stay tuned, as much as time crunch allows.

 

Posted by: Darice Machel McGuire on 02/16/2013 - 3:52 PM

eye, eye, captain......I read you loud and clear :-)

 

Posted by: Karl Wagner on 02/16/2013 - 5:01 PM

Sounds great!

 

Posted by: Catherine Ali on 02/16/2013 - 5:17 PM

Hi Talya, I am new to FAA and have a lot to learn. I'm joining 'properly' in the next week or so and will then be able to upload more images. You work very hard to make this group exciting and enjoyable and I hope you get back much respect and fine works of art!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/16/2013 - 6:58 PM

Thank you, Catherine, that is very kind :) Karl, Darice, Shasta, MM, you are wonderful!! I will happy add to out the wall of fame!! :)

 

Posted by: Randy Wollenmann on 02/16/2013 - 8:17 PM

Oh, I think I messed up. I was so distracted by all the intro info and in my excitement I forgot the most important step, acknowledgement here!!! So sorry. Yes, I’ve read, and now re-read your info and although I may not have it lock in my noggin’ I have a pretty good handle on it, I think. Look forward to more discourse! And thanks for the feature and future feature. Really so nice of you Talya. Cheers!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/16/2013 - 8:23 PM

Woooohoooo! I love it when I get my way!!! :)

 

Posted by: Randy Wollenmann on 02/16/2013 - 8:49 PM

LMBOBO!!! :-)

 

Posted by: BJ Pinkston on 02/16/2013 - 8:50 PM

Thanks for the great info!

 

Posted by: AnnaJo Vahle on 02/17/2013 - 12:19 AM

Thank you for all your work. I am a ditz when it comes to my computer. To top that...I just switched from a PC to a Mac and I am still trying to learn how FAA works. Please be patient as I know that so many of us prefer to spend more time painting than learning our way around the computer. When given a choice, I seem to grab a paintbrush and dive into that world. With all that said, I repeat...Thank you for all your assistance and the opportunity.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/17/2013 - 1:57 AM

Thank YOU AnnaJo, for painting. Carry on. I'd rather paint too...:)

 

Posted by: Kathy Stiber on 02/17/2013 - 10:25 AM

Thank you Talya! You have lots of knowledge I see. Any words of advice along the way I would gladly welcome. I'm very much a newbie into this online art world.

I really like your paintings and style of work by the way!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/17/2013 - 2:03 PM

Happy to have you, Kathy!

 

Posted by: Dixie Adams on 02/17/2013 - 2:54 PM

I have read and do hereby acknowledge yiu as our benevolent tyrant forever and ever LOL, I am very new to the computer world so if it seems as though I am not responding, it is only due to my "clicking around" to try and find the right place to go.Thank you, Dixie

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/17/2013 - 6:34 PM

LOL, Dixie. I do that a lot too! Im happy to add you to the "good" list.

 

Posted by: Jovica Kostic on 02/17/2013 - 8:32 PM

I have read and agree :))))

 

Posted by: David Lloyd Glover on 02/17/2013 - 10:50 PM

Thanks Talya for inviting me into the painterly group. Not everything I do is plein air or exceptionally loose but most of my work is not what one would considered polished. Even paintings that look quite realistic are an illusion as they are mainly random in their approach. I prefer to see the more expressive brushwork and texture in painters so I hope to see more with your group.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/18/2013 - 3:55 AM

@David, absolutely! Realism is a complete illusion. Yes, expressive brushwork is and texture is very much what I'm hoping to encourage. I feel it gives a richer "tone" to the voice of the artist. Thank you for stopping by. I've been watching you for ages, so I hope you'll find the time to interact with us a bit.

@Jovica, I'm so excited you signed. Your work will fit it soooo well here.

WOOT!!!

 

Posted by: Natasa Dobrosavljev on 02/18/2013 - 9:49 AM

I have read.... agree !

 

Posted by: Becky West on 02/18/2013 - 11:33 AM

Thanks for all your hard work, Tayla. This is a wonderful group!

 

Posted by: David Lloyd Glover on 02/18/2013 - 12:51 PM

If any of the group are interested in historical painterly artists, look to the Group of Seven. I am originally from Canada and the Canadian artists collectively known as Group of Seven were our painter heros. One artist in particular was Tom Thomson who was almost a purely plein air painter. He set the bar for the others to follow. Just copy this link and paste it into your browser. What an amazing painter

https://www.google.com/search?q=Tom+Thomson+group+of+Seven&hl=en&safe=off&tbo=u&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=fmkiUYDdKI762AWS1IGwCg&ved=0CGoQsAQ&biw=1315&bih=929

As a young artist back in the 1950's the Seven were my guiding light. I never copied their work or style but they were an inspiration.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/18/2013 - 1:45 PM

Yay!! Two more!
David thanks so much for the links!! I'm looking forward to diving in. It would be fun to start a discussion on our inspiring painterly artists! I have many but tend to be drawn to the Russians, Nicolai Fechin, and Sergei Bongart
And love the works of current master zhiwei tu.

 

Posted by: David Lloyd Glover on 02/18/2013 - 1:57 PM

Yes, Sergei Bongart is a good choice. Just wish there was more visual evidence of his body of work.

 

Posted by: Margaret Bobb on 02/18/2013 - 9:39 PM

Thank you! ...I will be referring back to this message until I "get it" all! :)

Margaret

 

Posted by: EMONA Art on 02/19/2013 - 4:26 AM

Hi Talya!
The last days I was traveling quite a lot - Bucharest - Paris - Lyon - so it was a bit difficult to me to spend a peaceful moment on FAA...:)
As you know, I've been reading the policies and I built up my mini-gallery....I really think you're doing a fantastic job with this group!
Thanks also for sharing the links about how FAA works, really appreciated (especially the one about how to change text properties and html links ;)

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/19/2013 - 5:36 AM

@Emona, so glad you are back and now I can feature you amazing works! :)
@Margaret, glad to have you aboard! :)

Two more one the "goodies" ship. woohooo! :)

 

Posted by: Becky West on 02/19/2013 - 10:45 AM

Yes I've read it, and agree!

 

Posted by: Margaret Bobb on 02/19/2013 - 11:34 AM

Hi Talya (and others!)

I've had a site on FAA for a couple of years now, but I must admit, I don't know about half the stuff you are talking about here. I am currently on a trip down south (Louisiana and Mississippi...I came "home" for Mardi Gras and to see my mother who has Alzheimer's), but I'll be back to my real home in Colorado soon. I will try to learn how to make the mini-gallery. I have no idea how. Anyway, thanks for running such a great group! I know it take a LOT of time, and I do so appreciate it!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/19/2013 - 3:24 PM

Becky, atta girl! Thank you, and welcome.
Margaret, take care, this is a helpful group and we are more than happy to answer questions. The Mini galleries are not required. They are a promotion tool meant for your benefit. You are welcome to participate at any level that is comfortable, as long as you check in on the policies on occasion. :)

Supper! Two more on the good list, we are almost at 50%!! Not too shabby. :)

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/20/2013 - 2:45 AM

 

Posted by: Lovejoy Creations on 02/20/2013 - 3:01 AM

thanks for making this group and sharing art! i look forward to participating

 

Posted by: Zahid Saleem on 02/20/2013 - 4:00 AM

Thanks a lot Talya!, I salute your efforts to enhance the group in a great way.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/20/2013 - 3:52 PM

wooot woot! Two more!

 

Posted by: Lucia Grilletto on 02/20/2013 - 4:59 PM

This is a great group. Tayla, you put so much time and effort into keeping this group at the superior level that it is. I have read your policy many times and am trying to follow your rules as best as I can understand them. I still cannot figure out how to do a mini gallery or to delete the paintings from the rejected column so it can go back onto the add to group area. I totally agree with your policy.

 

Posted by: Dipali Deshpande on 02/20/2013 - 9:44 PM

Hi Tayla, just joined this wonderful group and finished reading above. I am very impressed to see how much efforts you are taking on this. Thank you so much.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/21/2013 - 12:11 AM

@Lucia, you are doing very well! I am adding an image from you here and there as I remember to, so you will see them slowly disappear from the "rejected" tab. Take your time, ready the instructions as you have the time to do so, I am completely on your side. :)

@Dipali, thank you very much, I look forward to seeing your work. :)

 

Posted by: Indira Mukherji on 02/21/2013 - 7:23 AM

Contest -- "Marvelous Minis Painting Only"---------- Thanks to all the members for your votes...... I am honored to win first place!! There were many beautiful images in the contest and I am stunned I won.

Talya, Thank you for featuring my painting Sail on the group front page. I'm delighted to join the group and appreciate your starting up this group.
I look forward to seeing lots of wonderful paintings here. ... :)

 

Posted by: Natalie Holland on 02/21/2013 - 7:58 AM

Congratulations Indira, for winning first place in the mini painting contest! Beautiful work!

Photography Prints

 

Posted by: Natalie Holland on 02/21/2013 - 8:01 AM

Talya, the rules are fair. I'm happy to be a member of this wonderful group! All the best......happy painting everyone!......Natalie

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/21/2013 - 3:31 PM

I am thrilled to have you both on board!! :)

 

Posted by: Kyong Burke on 02/21/2013 - 11:20 PM

I've read it and thank you for efforts you are put into this group. I'll try my best to stay in this great group of talented artist. -kyong

 

Posted by: Judy Coffman on 02/22/2013 - 12:29 AM

I'm very honored to have won a place in your recent minis painting contest. Thank you for providing the opportunity to participate.
Thank you also for all the helpful information above. I've often wondered how people were able to add the links to there galleries within their posts. I've taken notes so next time I'll be ready. I'm still a little fuzzy on how the mini galleries are created but I'll watch for them and see if I catch on.

 

Posted by: Carole Goldman on 02/22/2013 - 2:27 AM

I read all and it is not unreasonable and I shall follow it all. I very much appreciate what you are doing here.Carole Goldman new member....if I can figure it all out!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/22/2013 - 2:41 AM

Woohooo! Can't tell you how happy that makes me. I like to feel useful. FAA is such a wonderful resource and I want all artists to be able to make full use of these tools. Take your time, explore the links, ask questions! As soon as I am settled in my new home I will be able to be more helpful. Three more for my goody list, how fun!

 

Posted by: Dipali Deshpande on 02/22/2013 - 5:43 AM

Thank you Talya, for accepting my 'Buddha' in this group. Today I am submitting second work 'Kites'.

 

Posted by: BJ Pinkston on 02/22/2013 - 9:00 AM

Thanks Talya, you keep this group exciting and fun!

 

Posted by: Cheryl Oldenkamp on 02/22/2013 - 10:58 AM

Thank you.

 

Posted by: Dixie Adams on 02/22/2013 - 1:29 PM

Hi Talya, I have read and understand,thank youy for all your work,I just can not imagine how you find the time to sleep!!!! My hats off to you!!

 

Posted by: Indira Mukherji on 02/22/2013 - 1:31 PM

Natalie --- Thank you very much . Touched.

 

Posted by: Carole Goldman on 02/22/2013 - 6:28 PM

Talya it's me new person Carole Goldman who is unclear about alot ...but.... I did already post my having read..
and agreement to rules set...so I can end up on a page. Saw my response above. Oh glad you liked what I do.

Is this discussion page the place to post a one a day image? Oh God computers!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Posted by: Mark Jackson on 02/22/2013 - 8:45 PM

Read and understood, thank you :)

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/22/2013 - 10:22 PM

Hi Carole! Yes, aren't computers just so much fun?! (That's sarcasm)
To submit your image, look at the very top of this discussion (it's a long way) you will see a bunch of tabs, click on the "my group images" tab. You will se the one image you have submitted, and tabs on the left this time. Click on the "non-group images" you will see your other images. choose you image and click the "add to group" button. hope that helps!!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/23/2013 - 1:03 AM

awesome!! Just got word form Victor he is in!! You won't want to miss his paintings!!! http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/victor-griffith.html

 

Posted by: Cherise Foster on 02/23/2013 - 5:51 AM

Read and agreed.:)

 

Posted by: Steve Knapp on 02/23/2013 - 8:02 AM

what do you mean MIGHT GET CRANKY! read and replied. have a great day

 

Posted by: Dipali Deshpande on 02/23/2013 - 10:27 AM

Hi Talya, thank you for accepting 'Kites' in group.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/23/2013 - 2:51 PM

My attempt at levity...is it working? I apologise if I have offended. While this is an awesome and amazing group, it won't be for everyone. I am not a believer in one-size-fits-all. I'm also a rather a sensitive soul, and by nature try to please everyone. and there is simply no way I can make everyone in FAA or in the group happy. I insist on THE RULES in order to keep things fair and upfront.

Being a group admin is a tougher job that I expected. LOL, they should really have a courtesy warning "be prepared to give up your first born, might be hazardous to your career, family life and health" LOL. I get A LOT of either cranky emails or personal requests, or people not understanding basic things. I don't mind the others, but I don't like good folks getting cranky with me when I've been completely up front, and it brings out the tyrant in me.

so! That is my rant for the morning...carry on...live long and prosper. I have three more members to add to our wall of fame...HOOORAY!!!

 

Posted by: BJ Pinkston on 02/23/2013 - 4:29 PM

Talya, you do an amazing job. Keep it up!

 

Posted by: Lori Brackett on 02/24/2013 - 12:42 AM

Thank you Talya for all the info and links. It is very helpful.

 

Posted by: Lucia Grilletto on 02/24/2013 - 12:47 PM

You are not cranky, just trying to kep a professional group, "professional. Thanks for that. It's not an easy job.

 

Posted by: Beverley Harper Tinsley on 02/24/2013 - 3:32 PM

Have read the rules, and looking forward to seeing some remarkable art!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/24/2013 - 3:51 PM

Thank you ladies! Be sure to "unsubscribe" to this discussion of you are getting bombarded by emails!! Beverly, I'm on my way to add you to the Wall of Fame!!!

 

Posted by: Beverley Harper Tinsley on 02/24/2013 - 5:23 PM

 

Posted by: Fabienne Fleury on 02/25/2013 - 3:51 PM

ok i have read everything and i cannot wait to be part of your group
thank you for welcoming me in your core
take care
fabienne fleury

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/26/2013 - 1:12 AM

Excellent! It will be fun to add you to the wall of fame!! :)

 

Posted by: Dipali Deshpande on 02/27/2013 - 12:47 AM

Hi Talya, thank you for accepting my works in group. Just created my gallery..

 

Posted by: Eloise Schneider on 02/27/2013 - 7:41 PM

I goooooooooooooooooooooot it! I promise. No fingers crossed! :>)
Eloise

 

Posted by: ILONA ANITA TIGGES - GOETZE on 02/28/2013 - 4:58 AM

O. K. i have read the rules, and looking forward to seeing some remarkable art!

Ilona

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/28/2013 - 6:08 AM

Wonderful!! I'll go out our newest law abiding groupies on the wall of fame!! :)

 

Posted by: Denise Laurent on 02/28/2013 - 6:55 AM

Thanks, it all seems very sensible. :-) Thanks for having me.

 

Posted by: Larry Kaiser on 02/28/2013 - 1:48 PM

Okay.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/28/2013 - 4:40 PM

Larry, your painting are incredible! I'm so happy you joined us!!

 

Posted by: Denise Deiloh on 02/28/2013 - 8:23 PM

I'm new. I think I'll read this a few times to make sure I've got it all.

 

Posted by: Diane Smith on 02/28/2013 - 8:44 PM

Got it :) Looking forward to posting some images here - got a couple things in progress...

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 03/01/2013 - 4:43 AM

super! Just added the two of you to the Wall of Fame!

 

Posted by: Vicki Maheu on 03/01/2013 - 9:09 AM

Just wanted to make sure you know I've read the rules, I'd read them before, but just didn't comment.

 

Posted by: Todd Bandy on 03/01/2013 - 12:37 PM

Hello,
Read, understand and fully agree with all the rules.
Thanks!

 

Posted by: Cyndi Brewer on 03/01/2013 - 2:07 PM

Hi Tali! Silly me didn't reply after reading them a couple weeks ago... thanks for not sending me for a time-out! I love that you have rules, so many groups seem to post about anything even if its unrelated to the topic(s). I will try to stay true to the cause and not stray... ok, now let me find something neat to post!

 

Posted by: Joe Leahy on 03/01/2013 - 4:32 PM

Thank you for tending to the necessary details.Looking forward to posting some paintings here.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 03/01/2013 - 10:33 PM

Woohooo!!! four more good little boys and girls!!! I love it!!

 

Posted by: Dan Petrov on 03/01/2013 - 11:40 PM

Hi Talya,

Thank you for your hard work in this Group. I understand that you are in the process of relocating. Good luck! I had my share of dramatic moves on three continents, too.
I am humbled by your choice of my work as the feature painting. I trust you, do what is needed. I am still trying to learn how all this works. Hope that this message satisfy the form of the "replay" and "rules". Excuse my ignorance about all these procedures.

Happy paintings.

Dan Petrov

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 03/02/2013 - 12:04 AM

Excellent, Dan. I'm so excited to have you join us. I am a huge fan of your work!! Yes, this was all I needed, many thanks!

 

Posted by: Nadine and Bob Johnston on 03/02/2013 - 1:15 PM

Our most likely violation is due to limitations in groups which do not have the limits in the title.
Have found this true among the majority of members in our groups. In one group sometimes was getting a dozen or more images. Even when I sent emails to notify members of the limits, sometimes once a week. People simply forget which have them and which do not, when they belong to more than 100 groups. (Have one who said they belong to over 1200! )

Then a friend suggested we put the limit in the Title. In a group with over 800 members, getting some days over 2000 submissions per day, put LIMIT 1 DAILY in the title. That worked, submissions dropped to about 150 per day (some stated they would only enter 1 a week.) But, now it seems FAA has changed the menu, shortening the length of the name display... which defeats the purpose of adding the limit...

Now am getting more violations of the limits... The only solution, would be to use the same limit set in the group menu, to limit the number from the Edit menu... Have no idea if that can even be done.... 8=(

Nadine and Bob Johnston

 

Posted by: Barbara Pirkle on 03/03/2013 - 4:56 PM

Hi Talya, I did read the rules but failed to reply, I'm excited about this group. Thank you for putting it together.

 

Posted by: Claire Bull on 03/04/2013 - 1:47 PM

Hi Talya, have read the rules and happy to be part of the group, see everyone's work and share mine - thank you for the opportunity !

 

Posted by: Joe Leahy on 03/04/2013 - 2:52 PM

Talya,

Thank you for your help and support of this group.
I appreciate the opportunity to participate.
It is great to see everyone's art works.
Thanks again.

Joe Leahy

 

Posted by: Tisha Wood on 03/04/2013 - 4:53 PM

bonjour talya
my friend Margaret Bobb suggested your wonderful group!
I read the rules and I agree
A bientot
Tisha Wood

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 03/05/2013 - 1:52 PM

Beautiful work from out new members, awesome!

 

Posted by: Michael Rucker on 03/05/2013 - 5:02 PM

 

Posted by: Atousa Raissyan on 03/07/2013 - 5:54 PM

Hello Talya,

Interested in Joining the group and I have read the guidelines for the group and I dont have any problems :) :) Hope to get to meet more great FAA members introduce my work and be introduced to their work as well :)

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 03/07/2013 - 10:56 PM

super! Welcome Michael and Atousa!! I a, still in the process of moving in to my new home, so I am not here as much as I would like, but I'll be back soon! meanwhile feel free to jump right in!! :)

 

Posted by: Karen Whitworth on 03/08/2013 - 1:36 PM

Oy, read the rules but didn't see the discussion till now. Thank you Talya for accepting me... and the Dr. :)

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 03/10/2013 - 4:59 AM

Way ahead of you, Karen ;)

 

Posted by: Mary Ellen Anderson on 03/10/2013 - 10:16 PM

Talya, my official request to join as our new gallery account. Plan to set up a mini-gallery and submit images for all my represented artists with same group limits and rules as an individual artist has.

 

Posted by: Nancy Merkle on 03/10/2013 - 10:19 PM

I read the rules--hope I did everything right and hope I don't make too many mistakes. : )

 

Posted by: Jeanne Fischer on 03/10/2013 - 10:48 PM

I read the rules

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 03/11/2013 - 12:52 AM

gotchya, Mary! nancy and Jeanne, welcome! mistake are allowed, Experimentation encouraged!

 

Posted by: Alan Lakin on 03/12/2013 - 3:51 PM

Thank you , I learned some good techniques from a the suggestions.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 03/13/2013 - 1:15 AM

welcome!

 

Posted by: Carolyn Dunn on 03/14/2013 - 11:16 PM

got it

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 03/15/2013 - 12:36 AM

welcome, Carolyn!

 

Posted by: Carolyn Dunn on 03/15/2013 - 1:45 AM

Talya-
Thank you for your interest and time in creating this group! I have read the policies and agree to them. Looking forward to participating.

 

Read Rules...i'm Ready

Posted by: Gary Burdette on 03/15/2013 - 8:38 AM

Thanks for all your efforts. Looking forward to participating in this fine group. Have read all the rules. Made some notes by hand. My printer is in the shop!

 

Posted by: Beverly Fagan Gilbertson on 03/15/2013 - 9:25 AM

Still here...I think I am. Thanks Talya!

 

Posted by: Susan Bradbury on 03/15/2013 - 9:30 AM

Thanks so much for all your help! Look forward to becoming more and more involved. I could also use a LOT of help on how to create links, etc...just not very computer smart...but willing to learn. :)

 

Posted by: Beverly Fagan Gilbertson on 03/15/2013 - 9:42 AM

Read the rules. :-)

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 03/15/2013 - 2:56 PM

I'm delighted to have four more to add to our wall of fame!!! a willingness to learn is all that matters in my book :)

 

Posted by: Carol Nelson on 03/15/2013 - 8:03 PM

Hi Talya,
I like your firm rules, and the fact that you have the power to REJECT. Too many groups don't even follow their own criteria.
Carol Nelson

 

Posted by: Angela Stanton on 03/15/2013 - 11:15 PM

Greetings,

I joined this group a few days back and my applications was rejected but I did not notice that I was suppose to reply here after reading the rules... sorry about that.. so here it is, I am responding. I must have missed it somehow. In any case, I would like to join the group--I don;t get hurt if you reject my images at all since that makes me learn. I am looking forward to participating and growing.

Thanks,
Angela

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 03/16/2013 - 1:28 AM

Welcome Angela and thank you for replying Carol! :)

 

Posted by: Angela Stanton on 03/16/2013 - 1:37 AM

Thanks Talya! :) Looking forward to be part of this group. I have lots to learn! I am looking forward to learning from you all--feel free to critic as you see it needed! And thank you in advance!

Angela

 

Posted by: ILONA ANITA TIGGES - GOETZE on 03/16/2013 - 6:19 AM

Hi Talya
Thank you , I learned some good techniques from a the suggestions.

It Is all o.k.

Greeting Ilona

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 03/16/2013 - 3:35 PM

I'm glad they were helpful! Keep eyes open both on this thread and the other discussions for more tips! :)

 

Posted by: Paul Morgan on 03/18/2013 - 12:40 PM

I didn't see this first time I applied.

 

Posted by: Angela Stanton on 03/18/2013 - 2:28 PM

Talya, I have a question. You wrote at the end of the rules "You can also edit your posts in order to group images together for a tidier look!" but I have yet to figure out how to do that... I dislike how I posted my mini gallery first few images but haven't the clue how to tidy it up... is there a guide anywhere on FAA you can help guide me to? You are thanking "Linda" but try as I may, I cannot find any info on what you are thanking. =/ I am not known to be the most observant person in the world when it comes to logic... :(

 

Posted by: Pamela Parsons on 03/18/2013 - 3:17 PM

I love the title and emphasis on the painterly style of this group. I have come across those who look for a painting that "looks just like a photograph". For me, if it looks just like the photo, you may as well frame the photo. I think the painterly style adds the artist's hand and interpretation to what the artist is feeling about what he or she paints- which is the essence of being a painter.

 

Posted by: Angela Stanton on 03/18/2013 - 3:48 PM

That is true in terms of one's taste Pamela. There is much to be said about the olden time realists. I admire those forms of art that are paintings but look like a photo as well as photos that look like paintings and everything in between. They are all art.

I suppose it is a question of taste.

Before photographs existed, having a painting look like a photo was highly prized. I am not sure if those values have changed for everyone. :) Me being one of them.

I do enjoy complete abstract and impressionistic styles as well as realist. My particular favorites are at the two ends of the spectrum: Dali and Van Gogh.

Dali had a mixture of all styles and moved them into the surreal. I visited his gallery in Spain and was shocked at some of his works that are not known to the public at all.... I had to purchase a suitcase and pay extra money for shipping by plane the catalog book I purchased there so now I have a copy of almost all of his works.. too heavy for me to even lift it.. giving new meaning to coffee table art book... :) Some of his originals are like pure photos.. others are like holographs--some of those are well known and others you would not even think of it having been done by Dali at all.

I also visited the gallery of Van Gogh in Amsterdam and was just as much taken by his many styles! One picture--a realist of Almond Blossoms--has inspired many of my photos as well as my paintings. The painting itself could pass for a photo today.

I am a believer that art cannot be judged but appreciated or not appreciated. :) It is highly subjective.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 03/18/2013 - 8:43 PM

welcome Paul and Pamela!
Angela, to answer your question about the mini gallery. On the left hand side of your discussion (the mini gallery) ther is a link called "edit this post" you can edit each of your posts that way by adding, deleting, and enlarging images. The links above will guide you through resizing and customizing (fonts, sizes etc.)

 

Posted by: Angela Stanton on 03/18/2013 - 9:25 PM

Ah! Thanks Talya! I am heading over to check that out. Never noticed... but then I am famous for not noticing anything.. my husband often muses how on earth I have ever become a photographer and painter! I never see anything right in front of my nose. :)

 

Posted by: R W Goetting on 03/20/2013 - 10:55 PM

Hi Talya! Most sincere apologies...........I missed the "must read" disclosure...........It was only in bright red and underlined................ so I missed it. I am usually pretty good at observing rules, so if I screw up, let me have it. I appreciate your invitation! Thank you, Bob

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 03/21/2013 - 12:09 AM

LOL, I'll just throw you under the bus!! ;) usually folks don't come back after I delete them, and I knew your work, so I decided it would be worth it to hound you a bit ;) Welcome!! This is the best group on FAA!!!

 

Posted by: Angela Stanton on 03/21/2013 - 12:11 AM

I wish FAA would put a "like" option to a comment Talya. :) I like what you just said above.

 

Posted by: Kevin McCain on 03/22/2013 - 1:34 PM

Great guidelines. I appreciate the effort to keep the images and photography of paintings professional to give visitors/collectors confidence in the quality of the paintings and the group. It helps everyone to have these types of guidelines in place.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 03/22/2013 - 3:19 PM

Woot!! welcome Kevin! we have some wonderful things in store, so stay close :)

 

Posted by: Miroslav Galko on 03/22/2013 - 6:39 PM

 

Posted by: Miroslav Galko on 03/22/2013 - 6:41 PM

 

Posted by: Holly Martinson on 03/23/2013 - 10:35 AM

I've read the policies :)

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 03/23/2013 - 2:04 PM

welcome Holly!

 

Posted by: Mary Adam on 03/24/2013 - 10:41 AM

Have read the helpful guidelines and look forward to joining the group.

 

Posted by: Angela Stanton on 03/24/2013 - 11:16 AM

A quick question Talya. The rules state one picture a day but for some reason the day counts when you decide to accept or not rather than when I last submitted a picture. So sometimes I cannot submit anything for days. I wonder if the problem is on my end and I am not doing something right or if you have it set specifically that way. I have no problems with either just want to understand how the system works.
Hugs,
Angela

 

Posted by: Larry Kaiser on 03/24/2013 - 2:54 PM

Okay, I read the rules.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 03/24/2013 - 4:31 PM

Mary, welcome!
Angela, I have no control over the default submission criteria. All I do is set it for one a day. Sometimes, in spite of that I get more than one a day from an artist (sometimes many more). Then there is the opposite, where days go by and the system doesn't let an artist submit for days. ve run into this myself, and I have no idea why. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Larry, you are all good! :)

 

Posted by: Angela Stanton on 03/24/2013 - 4:36 PM

Thanks Talya for the explanation. I had no idea how complex being an admin is actually! In another group the admin did not see my pictures at all and somehow she dug one out and all of a sudden a pending art group of like 10 popped into her basket.. lol... so yes, I understand (she is an awesome writer by the way and I was falling off the chair in laughter how she explained what happened). I am also glad to learn how complex it is since I just started a group for finger painters with iPad or equivalent touch devices. :) so I guess I will be asking you a lot of questions (if you don't mind!).
Hope you are having a great day!
Angela

 

Posted by: P J Lewis on 03/25/2013 - 9:11 AM

I like a challenge. Thanks for this chance!

 

Posted by: Melissa Nankervis on 03/25/2013 - 9:48 AM

Thank you Talya, the rules and regulations all are excellently thought out and I agree to all:)
I will now select the join community and upload 1 artwork for your review.
Thank you kindly MN

 

Posted by: Kendall Kessler on 03/25/2013 - 3:07 PM

Thank you. I have read your requirements and will follow the rules.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 03/26/2013 - 3:14 PM

Kendall, Melissa, and PJ , welcome!

 

Posted by: Angela Stanton on 03/26/2013 - 4:51 PM

I figured out Kalya what is happening and I have never seen that before... something is really weird. I submitted a photo 3 days ago and you admitted it in the gallery 2 days ago. So now in trying to add another picture for pending your approval, I still cannot because I get the message that I need to wait for 24 hours between submission--which clearly has passed. But what I noticed is that it (FAA or the computer or little green men from the red planet) changed the date of submission for a picture that has been in the gallery for already for 2 days to being just submitted for pending today!

I am simply not able to submit paintings at all to your group. Does this happen to others within your group too? Or is it just me... based on my traffic experience today (whichever way I wanted to go the traffic suddenly came to a complete stop and parking lot) it may just me.. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 03/26/2013 - 11:32 PM

LOl, this particular incident is ME. I was going through featuring recommended images, and accidentally press the wrong button on your image. There is no "are you sure" when you press the wrong button and poof, you beautiful image was rejected. So I went into rejected images to re scoop it back up, and had no idea it would interfere with you submitting an image today, My apologies....try tomorrow? There's honestly nothing I can do.

 

Posted by: Katy Scott on 03/26/2013 - 11:38 PM

thank you Talya. Sorry for the lateness of my reply. I am a case manager at a hospital by day and artist by night so it took me awhile to ready everything thoroughly. I have submitted a painting for review.
Katy

 

Posted by: Angela Stanton on 03/27/2013 - 12:51 AM

lol Talya! Thank you for finding it out. I try every day because I am so proud to be part of this group. :) have no worries. Have a lovely day for you--evening for me here now.
Angela

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 03/27/2013 - 12:54 AM

Thanks for replying Katy. I think many of us have too jobs, LOL, they paying one and the one we love ;)

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 03/27/2013 - 12:54 AM

you are a good sport, Angela!

 

Posted by: Sandra Gail Teichmann-Hillesheim on 03/27/2013 - 10:52 AM

 

Posted by: Joseph Wetzel on 03/27/2013 - 10:59 PM

I read, I understand, I would like to participate in your lovely group!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 03/28/2013 - 3:46 AM

Excellent! Sandra and Joseph I'll add you in!

 

Posted by: Henryk Gorecki on 03/28/2013 - 9:11 AM

Jestem tu drugi raz.Wcze¶niej(26.03)zaciekawił mnie poradnik Dan Petrow...Wróciłem do strony głównej i zapomniałem o akceptacji regulaminu.Być może z tego powodu mój obraz nie został przyjęty.Powtarzam operację. Regulamin przeczytałem i akceptuję.(,,dura lex,sed lex,,)Może tym razem się uda,bo grupa wspaniała!

 

Posted by: HARTLEY B SINGER on 03/28/2013 - 1:41 PM

Greetings from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada ~

I have read your rules - but at this stage consider myself to be more of a lurker, than a participator at this time. I might consider my painting style to be abstract and contemporary .. although I'm not yet sure how other people consider what my style really is!

/ HART

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 03/29/2013 - 12:46 AM

you are both most welcome! :)

 

Posted by: Dan Twitchell on 03/30/2013 - 1:28 PM

Hi Talya..nice group! Rules engaged!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 04/02/2013 - 1:49 AM

welcome Dan!!

 

Posted by: Cecilia Weber on 04/02/2013 - 5:13 PM

Works for me

Cecilia Weber

 

Posted by: Lyn Pacific on 04/08/2013 - 11:33 AM

I have read the rules and they are fair. I would appreciate being considered as part of this group

 

Posted by: Jane Bucci on 04/08/2013 - 10:23 PM

Rules are a-okay by me ...

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 04/09/2013 - 1:52 AM

Lyn and Jane, welcome aboard!! :) I will add your names to the good boys and girls list ;) Jane, you have been in my watch list quite sometime...I adore your painting!!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 04/13/2013 - 3:00 PM

I believe our new applicants are missing this thread...

 

Posted by: Johnny Butler on 04/14/2013 - 1:22 AM

Makes sense to me.
:-)

 

Posted by: Jeff McJunkin on 04/15/2013 - 5:55 PM

Sounds good! Looking forward to this group.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 04/15/2013 - 10:07 PM

welcome Johnny and Jeff!

 

Posted by: Terry Weaver on 04/16/2013 - 10:15 AM

I promise to be a law abiding citizen of the Painterly Fine Art group :)

 

Posted by: Cecilia Weber on 04/17/2013 - 4:12 AM

Works for me.

Cecilia Weber

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 04/19/2013 - 4:13 AM

Terry, LOL! welcome!!
Cecillia, I look forward to seeing your portfolio and profile. :)

 

Posted by: Hazel Holland on 04/22/2013 - 1:55 PM

Thank you for your time and effort that you put into this. It all sounds very fair. :-)

 

Posted by: Glenna McRae on 04/22/2013 - 2:07 PM

Thank you Talya! Read the rules - find them very helpful, concise and great guidelines for the group! Look forward to being a part of this group!
Thanks for all your work!!! glenna.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 04/22/2013 - 10:30 PM

welcome Hazel and Glenna, we are delighted to have you join us! :)

 

Posted by: Melissa Vijay Bharwani on 04/26/2013 - 3:28 PM

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 04/27/2013 - 2:44 AM

Welcome, Melissa!!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 04/28/2013 - 2:39 PM

 

Posted by: Belinda Low on 04/29/2013 - 1:18 AM

Noted with thanks!

 

Posted by: Al Slavin on 04/30/2013 - 7:30 AM

Read and noted..........thanks!

 

Posted by: Subhashis Ghosh on 05/01/2013 - 7:50 AM

thanks.

 

Posted by: Shalece Elynne on 05/01/2013 - 7:02 PM

These rules sound fair. I'm excited to be a part of this group! Thanks!

 

Posted by: Alexandra Kopp on 05/02/2013 - 6:25 AM

Thank you, the rules are clear.

 

Posted by: Alexandra Kopp on 05/02/2013 - 6:32 AM

Thank you

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 05/03/2013 - 12:35 AM

Hooray!! five more law abiding citizens!! Welcome aboard!!

 

Posted by: Patricia Awapara on 05/05/2013 - 7:32 PM

Clear rules and very helpful! Thanks

 

Posted by: William Cain on 05/05/2013 - 8:04 PM

I am new to FA and old so although your guidelines are probably fair I was just looking for information in groups but I can see from your group layout and rules you are much more advanced in computer skills than I am.
Regards
William Cain
P.S. I'm lucky if I can figure out how to reply to an e-mail from FA of someone who likes my art other than thru my AOL reply button.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 05/06/2013 - 3:42 AM

a big welcome to you both!!

 

Posted by: Sandra LaFaut on 05/06/2013 - 7:42 AM

Read, agreed with, and appreciated. Now I'm rejoining :)
Sandra

 

Posted by: Alan Hogan on 05/06/2013 - 8:28 AM

Thanks Talya, read and understood!

 

Posted by: David Figielek on 05/07/2013 - 7:00 AM

Thank you. Read and understood!

 

Posted by: Hannah Circenis on 05/09/2013 - 5:20 PM

Thanks!

 

Posted by: Meaghan Troup on 05/10/2013 - 12:54 PM

Thanks Talya! Read and understood!

 

Posted by: Joe Leahy on 05/10/2013 - 1:26 PM

Thank you Talya, glad you are painting again. So great to see all the new painters on the site.
What the world needs now is art and this happy group has what it takes!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 05/11/2013 - 12:29 AM

wow!! Some excellent artist joining!! welcome, I'm delighted to have you!! Thank you Joe, for you wonderful encouragement. Art makes my world go round!!!

 

Posted by: Asuncion Purnell on 05/12/2013 - 9:10 PM

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 05/16/2013 - 1:53 AM

Welcome!

 

Posted by: Daphne Morton on 05/16/2013 - 4:28 AM

Read. Unsure if I qualify as painterly... I do try to keep it in the lines at times, watercolor being new to me, I'm not always able to do so. :) Nice to meet everyone.

 

Posted by: Julio Lopez on 05/17/2013 - 10:08 AM

What a great group -- I like the cover painting very much. Zorro

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 05/17/2013 - 8:46 PM

Welcome Daphne and Zorro!! :)

 

Posted by: Nadeeka Kodituwakku on 05/22/2013 - 1:41 PM

I have read the policy and agreed!

 

Posted by: Bruce Nutting on 05/22/2013 - 10:20 PM

This reminds me of a SIGN I once that read:

DONT READ THIS

oops, I did. :-)

 

Posted by: Bruce Nutting on 05/22/2013 - 10:20 PM

This reminds me of a SIGN I once that read:

DONT READ THIS

oops, I did. :-)

 

Posted by: Kevin Marcoux on 05/24/2013 - 1:53 PM

Hi: This group sounds great and I have read the rules and would like to join. Thanks for administering.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 05/26/2013 - 4:00 AM

Woot woot! Welcome Nadeeka, Bruce, and Kevin!! :)

 

Posted by: Rosy Hall on 05/26/2013 - 7:02 AM

Thank you Talya, read and understood and appreciate the helpful links also.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 05/26/2013 - 4:14 PM

Welcome Rosy!!

 

Posted by: Kevin Marcoux on 05/27/2013 - 1:08 AM

Thanks. I received the email (actually 3 emails) saying I should login and say I've read and agreed to the rules. I have read them and agree. Let me know if there is something I'm missing. I think I'm complying. I'm looking forward to participating.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 05/28/2013 - 10:47 PM

Kevin, you are likely getting the discussion notification every time someone comments on this thread. Be sure to click unsubscribe in the bottom of your emails. In the future, if you don't want notifications, be sure to uncheck "please notify me via e-mail..." At the bottom of the discussion thread, you are participating in. They are handy, but can easily become a nuisance if you are actively engaged (as I hope all will be) :)

 

Posted by: Brigitte C Robinson on 06/02/2013 - 1:10 PM

I have read and agree to comply to the rules of this group to join.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 06/02/2013 - 6:52 PM

Welcome Brigitte!

 

Posted by: Pratyasha Nithin on 06/05/2013 - 4:30 AM

Read and agreed. :)

 

Posted by: Jolante Hesse on 06/05/2013 - 7:09 AM

Noted and accepted!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 06/06/2013 - 12:17 PM

Woohoo!! Welcome Jolante, and Pratyasha!!

 

Posted by: Bonnie Fernandez on 06/06/2013 - 2:20 PM

Talya, I have read and understand the rules. Thank you for taking the time to be so organized and creating such a beautiful and inspiring group. I'm just getting started with FAA, but have been painting all my life. I'm looking forward to sharing creative inspirations with this community of artists.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 06/06/2013 - 6:04 PM

We are delighted to have you Bonnie!

 

Posted by: Vadim Levin on 06/09/2013 - 1:13 AM

Talya, I read the rules. They make perfect sense. Agree and accept.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 06/09/2013 - 2:53 AM

Excellent, Vadim! Welcome to the greatest FAA group on Earth!! :)

 

Posted by: Anne Barberi on 06/10/2013 - 8:10 AM


Thank you Talya- I have read all the rules, etc....and gladly agree and accept! I feel it is a privilege to be a member of this group whose members include such talented artists.

Anne

 

Posted by: Lorrie Sniderman on 06/10/2013 - 3:43 PM

Thank you Talya. I hope my paintings are approved ..Lorrie Sniderman

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 06/10/2013 - 7:45 PM


A warm welcome to Anne and Lorrie!!

 

Posted by: Carol Wisniewski on 06/11/2013 - 10:49 AM

I have Read and I agree and accept the rules, Carol Wisniewski

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 06/11/2013 - 7:03 PM

welcome Carol, and Dagmar who also contacted me privately! :)

 

Posted by: Dick Haakman on 06/13/2013 - 8:39 AM

Read and agreed! Thank you!

 

Posted by: Sandy Taylor on 06/14/2013 - 1:40 PM

I think I've got it! Would love to be part of your world!
Thanks for considering me!
Smiles,
s. : )

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 06/14/2013 - 5:56 PM

yay!! Welcome Sandy and Dick!!

 

Posted by: Sandy Taylor on 06/14/2013 - 6:19 PM

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Talya!
Cheers! : )

 

Posted by: Lorrie Sniderman on 06/14/2013 - 8:24 PM

I'm just learning the computer and love the idea of this high quality web site....however I'm afraid its too complicated for me at this time...so I'm going to quit it for now...I 'm finding e-mails every day about RULES ..So sorry.Talya !

 

Posted by: Anne Barberi on 06/14/2013 - 9:03 PM

Lorrie, so sorry to see you go. It may seem complicated, but you'll catch on pretty quick. This is a wonderful group with talented artists who are very supportive of each other-please reconsider😊

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 06/15/2013 - 9:02 PM

Welcome Sandy!
I sent Lorrie and PM asking her to reconsider. There is a little button on the bottom of this page that says "please notify me via e-mail when someone replies to this discussion". The button is checked by default (unfortunately) which means that if you don't manually uncheck it, you get notified of THE RULES every single time someone check in!!! It's rather problematic and I'm not sure how to resolve it. new members, and those unfamiliar with the forums and online social networking get frustrated thinking that I am continually hounding them, (which is very unlike me)....sigh...

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 06/18/2013 - 4:17 AM

 

Posted by: Kip DeVore on 06/18/2013 - 10:59 AM


Thank you. No need to apologize. This is professional, which I appreciate, Talya, and I would appreciate joining.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 06/18/2013 - 11:17 PM

Woot! Welcome aboard Kip!! I really loved seeing your work!!

 

Thanks For Feature Talya! I Understand All Rules .. Gynt

Posted by: Gynt on 06/19/2013 - 4:03 PM

Thanks for feature Talya! I understand all rules ..
Gynt

 

Posted by: Angel Reyes on 06/20/2013 - 4:28 PM

thanks Talya, I read and understood all the rules.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 06/21/2013 - 12:05 AM

Welcome Gynt and Angel!

 

Posted by: Stirling Perkins on 06/22/2013 - 8:54 AM

It would be an honor to be a part of this distinguished group.

Stirling Perkins

 

Posted by: Leo Gehrtz on 06/22/2013 - 5:03 PM

how neat

 

Posted by: Stanza Widen on 06/23/2013 - 5:17 PM

What a wonderful Group!

 

Posted by: Dagmar Helbig on 06/25/2013 - 7:06 AM

Noted and accepted, thank you - Dagmar

 

Posted by: Peggy Johnson on 06/25/2013 - 4:41 PM

Beautiful works by this group of talented painters. I have read and accept the rules ~ Peggy

 

Posted by: Ruslana Lev on 06/26/2013 - 1:53 AM

this is a reply to the rules and regulations, hi :)

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 06/26/2013 - 2:23 AM

welcome all!! I am out of town coordinating at a painting retreat but will be back next week! meanwhile my son will be approving images. :)

 

Posted by: Bonnie Mason on 06/29/2013 - 7:34 PM

Wow! You've given me a lot to think about and I appreciate the helpful links since I'm new to FAA. I will follow the rules. Thank you for your wise management of this group.
Bonnie

 

Posted by: Whistler Kenworthy on 06/29/2013 - 8:07 PM

Hi Talya, I have read the rules and everything sounds straightforward and fair. Thanks for creating a group devoted to painterly images. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone posts.

 

Posted by: Bonnie Mason on 06/29/2013 - 9:58 PM

Thanks, Talya!

 

Posted by: Li Newton on 06/30/2013 - 12:57 AM

Sounds good to me. Thanks for starting the group Talya.

 

Posted by: Denise Wagner on 07/02/2013 - 10:21 PM

Thank you. I understand your policies. I am excited to show my paintings.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 07/04/2013 - 11:18 PM

I was out of town for a little over a week. welcome to law-abiding members, I look forward to your work.:)

 

Posted by: Ambika Jhunjhunwala on 07/05/2013 - 1:45 PM

I have read the rules. Thanks! Looking forward to joining and sharing my art here!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 07/05/2013 - 9:05 PM

Welcome Ambika! We are happy to have you join!!

 

Posted by: Sergei Yatsenko on 07/05/2013 - 9:24 PM

I have read the rules, Agree.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 07/06/2013 - 1:44 AM

Awesome! Welcome Sergei!!

 

Posted by: Elizabeth Coats on 07/18/2013 - 9:03 PM

Read, understand and accept. Thank you. :)

Peace, Love & Light,
"Breast Cancer Thriver"
Beth Coats

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 07/19/2013 - 11:03 PM

welcome, Elizabeth!!

 

Posted by: Aliza Zamir on 07/28/2013 - 9:43 AM

I read the rules, and I do agree with all of them!
Sounds like a strong group, happy to be here!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 07/30/2013 - 2:15 AM

welcome Aliza

 

Posted by: Grizelda Cockwell on 07/30/2013 - 2:28 AM

This all seems very fair to me - I've only just joined FAA so am still feeling my way round. I've got some paintings on site and will put one up today.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 07/31/2013 - 9:52 PM

Welcome to the group Grizelda

 

Posted by: Ann Holder on 07/31/2013 - 11:18 PM

Sounds like a great group and I accept the rules!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 08/01/2013 - 11:58 PM

Welcome aboard, Ann!

 

Posted by: Carol Kutz on 08/07/2013 - 12:13 PM

Thank you for all this info! I've learned a lot from the group and I've just joined.

 

Posted by: Carol Kutz on 08/07/2013 - 12:15 PM

Whoops, and I gladly accept the rules! :)

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 08/08/2013 - 12:04 AM

A warm welcom, Carol!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 08/08/2013 - 1:06 AM

Please welcome my Painted Ladies buddy, Kristy Tracy!! http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/kristy-tracy.html

 

Posted by: Katie Black on 08/12/2013 - 4:53 PM

Perfecto!..and I've read the rules...

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 08/13/2013 - 1:45 AM

Welcome Katie Black

 

Posted by: David Wetzel on 08/13/2013 - 9:26 PM

Looks good to me.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 08/14/2013 - 11:28 PM

Welcome to the group David

 

Posted by: Kostas Koutsoukanidis on 08/15/2013 - 4:21 AM

I accept the rules :)

 

Posted by: Kat Poon on 08/17/2013 - 9:35 AM

Thank you for this and I agree to the rules :)

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 08/18/2013 - 12:59 AM

Welcome Kostas and Kat.

 

Posted by: Kat Poon on 08/18/2013 - 11:02 PM

Thank you Talya. I am a stay at home mum with three kids and I am new to FAA. I love to paint with acrylics and I learn from watching others do so on you tube. It's a great way to learn and it's free :) Have a good week ahead :)

 

Posted by: Karen Ilari on 08/26/2013 - 8:01 PM

I have read the rules! Great group! I'd love to be part

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 08/27/2013 - 3:02 AM

Welcome, Karen! :)

 

Posted by: Mary Ann Fox on 09/01/2013 - 11:48 PM

Love to be part of the group if you'll have me.:))

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 09/02/2013 - 12:46 AM

Big warm welcome, Mary!!

 

Posted by: Greta Corens on 09/02/2013 - 1:08 AM

Hello Talya, I would like to become a member of this group and hope my images will be accepted in your group. I read your instructions carefully. Thanks, and I llok forward to your positive reply.
Greta
Photography Prints

 

Posted by: Mary Ann Fox on 09/02/2013 - 2:49 AM

Hi, I'm so sorry, I tried to load all of my paintings at once... i'm not really that dumb, don't know what I was thinking.

 

Posted by: Jacqueline Katherine Gomez on 09/02/2013 - 3:24 PM

Hi Talya!.. I've read the rules an am excited to join in!...

 

Reply To Rules

Posted by: Greta Corens on 09/02/2013 - 4:52 PM

Thank you Talya for considering my work to be part of this selective group. I am delighted that it is a semi juried situation, and hope not ever to transgress the rules. I look forward to being accepted in the group.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 09/03/2013 - 4:51 PM

Greta and Jacqueline, welcome, welcome!! We are happy to have you join!
No problems Mary. You can just take them out and re-feed one at a time. :)

 

Posted by: Anjali Vaidya on 09/05/2013 - 2:38 PM

Hello! Talya, I just found out your wonderful group. I read all the instructions. Hope you would like my art and favor me the chance to join in your group.
Thanks,
Anjali.
Sell Art Online

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 09/06/2013 - 6:01 PM

I'm glad you found us! Welcome Anjali!

 

Posted by: Anjali Vaidya on 09/06/2013 - 6:54 PM

Thanks! Talya, for accepting my entry into your group. I really appreciate the time and energy you spend to make this group one of a kind on FAA. I feel much fortunate and thanking you for providing such a strong platform for artists like me!
-Anjali.

 

Posted by: Veronica Coulston on 09/07/2013 - 3:56 PM

I have read everything! :)

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 09/07/2013 - 8:04 PM

Thank you Veronica, and welcome!! :)

 

Posted by: Lenora De Lude on 09/07/2013 - 10:15 PM

Hello, I have read the rules and guidelines. ;)

 

Posted by: Christa Friedl on 09/08/2013 - 11:16 AM

Hi Talya,
I have read the rule and accept

Have a great day
Christa

 

Posted by: Alexandra Kopp on 09/08/2013 - 1:11 PM

Thank you

I have read the rules and accept

Alexandra Kopp

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 09/09/2013 - 3:02 AM

Lenora, Christa and Alexandra, Welcome!!

 

Posted by: Lenora De Lude on 09/09/2013 - 12:03 PM

Thank you, Talya.

 

Posted by: Cheryl McKeeth on 09/10/2013 - 1:01 PM

I have read the "RULES" and accept

--> Cheryl R McKeeth

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 09/10/2013 - 4:03 PM

Welcome Cheryl!

 

Posted by: Julie Brugh Riffey on 09/13/2013 - 1:33 PM

Thanks, Talya. I appreciate all your work for this group.I have been seeing your promotions of really nice works and decided to look this group up.I hope my work is the type that applies to this group.I understand the rules! Julie

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 09/13/2013 - 2:43 PM

Welcome Julie!! We are happy to,have you join us!!

 

Posted by: Cheryl McKeeth on 09/13/2013 - 4:03 PM

Thank You for the opportunity to join this group.

 

Posted by: Julie Brugh Riffey on 09/13/2013 - 10:38 PM

Me Too! Thanks for letting me be a part of this group. That is a pretty good idea to have everyone do mini-galleries and only post one per day. That keeps the post rates up and gets the group in the high activity category!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 09/16/2013 - 2:26 AM

Welcome Tal.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 09/16/2013 - 2:27 AM

Welcome http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/tal-alperovitch.html, I look forward to to seeing your work!

 

Posted by: Richard Delaney on 09/19/2013 - 2:27 PM

Thanks Talya. Read and understood.

 

Posted by: Ahmed Bayomi on 09/21/2013 - 3:16 PM

OK Tayla, Thank you

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 09/22/2013 - 5:42 PM

Welcome Richard and Ahmed!

 

Posted by: Jani Freimann on 09/27/2013 - 3:32 PM

Joined today. I thought I had joined before, but I guess that I hadn't. Maybe I just read everything and forgot to join. :-)

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 09/27/2013 - 6:45 PM

welcome, Jani!

 

Posted by: Joey Agbayani on 09/28/2013 - 2:08 AM

Joined today!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 09/28/2013 - 4:11 AM

Welcome Joey!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 10/01/2013 - 6:15 PM

Adam Johnson has agreed to the rules and joined our ranks!!

 

Posted by: Priscilla Patterson on 10/03/2013 - 2:48 PM

I am just getting involved in plein air painting, and the sailboat on my site entitled "Reflections" is an example. Hopefully you will accept my work.....Thank you! Priscilla Patterson

 

Posted by: Renee Kaup on 10/04/2013 - 12:16 AM

Hi! I'm excited to have found this group!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 10/04/2013 - 5:34 AM

Welcome Renee and Pricilla!

 

Posted by: Priscilla Patterson on 10/04/2013 - 11:30 AM

Thanks so much! I agree to the rules and am happy to be a part of this group! Excited to be going to a workshop this weekend on colored pencil techniques. After a hectic several months, time to take my brain away for a couple of days. Will monitor activity from my IPad.

 

Posted by: Sue Birkenshaw on 10/05/2013 - 2:28 AM

Thanks. There are some great artists in this group.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 10/05/2013 - 5:32 AM

I do most of my administrating from the iPad, Pricilla, works great!!
Welcome Sue!

 

Posted by: Nina Mitkova on 10/06/2013 - 11:35 AM

Thanks.Talya!
The Group is a great!I have read the rule and accept.

 

Posted by: Jim Whalen on 10/06/2013 - 1:39 PM

Thanks for the refresher on the rules and regs.

 

Posted by: Ahmed Bayomi on 10/06/2013 - 2:25 PM

Hell to you all,
Hello Tayla, Thank you for your kind effort

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 10/06/2013 - 11:31 PM

Woohoo! Welcome Nina and Jim!
Ahmed, you are making a welcomed contribution to our group.
Feel free to unsubscribe to this thread so that you don't continue to receive emails every time someone agrees to the rules :)

 

Posted by: Priscilla Patterson on 10/06/2013 - 11:41 PM

Hi Tayla,
Received another request to reply- Here I am!
Have been over on the Seattle side attending a workshop. Will post something soon.
Thanks!
Priscilla

 

Posted by: Michelle Conard on 10/11/2013 - 5:27 PM

I just joined the group today and wanted to say "Hello".

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 10/11/2013 - 7:59 PM

Welcome Michelle!

 

Posted by: Angelina Whittaker Cook on 10/13/2013 - 3:08 PM

Would like to join and agree to the rules.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 10/13/2013 - 3:40 PM

Welcome, Angelina!

 

Posted by: Sven Fischer on 10/14/2013 - 1:40 AM

I joined the group on this early morning. I have read the rules and say hello :)

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 10/14/2013 - 3:29 AM

Welcome Sven!

 

Posted by: Angelina Whittaker Cook on 10/14/2013 - 5:18 PM

 

Posted by: Keith Jarrett on 10/15/2013 - 8:06 PM

Sounds like a nice premise for a group. I would love to join and share a few of mine. thank you.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 10/16/2013 - 4:23 AM

Welcome Keith!! Angelina you are in!!

 

Posted by: Timo Luomanpera on 10/16/2013 - 12:31 PM

Hi Talya!
I'll accept the rules and will keep them in mind.

 

Posted by: Angelina Whittaker Cook on 10/16/2013 - 4:55 PM

Thanks Talya look forward to participating!

 

Posted by: Veikko Suikkanen on 10/17/2013 - 11:15 PM

Hello Talya!
I am just joined the group today, I have read the rules and I agree.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 10/18/2013 - 1:11 AM

Welcome Timo and Veikko!

 

Posted by: Tina Calle on 10/20/2013 - 9:13 AM

Thank you!! I like the tips as well- some tricks I wasn't familiar with on the site:) !! :)

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 10/20/2013 - 2:09 PM

Welcome Tina!! We are happy to have you!!

 

Posted by: Kathlene Bediova on 10/21/2013 - 4:32 PM

Rules read and understood. Thank you for all your work!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 10/21/2013 - 11:35 PM

Welcome Kathleen!

 

Posted by: Alexandria Weaselwise Busen on 10/22/2013 - 7:07 PM

sounds fair to me :)

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 10/25/2013 - 2:40 PM

Welcome Alexandria!

 

Posted by: Marco Macelli on 10/30/2013 - 1:13 PM

Hi Tayla

I read the rules and regulations of the group and accept them with pleasure.

Best
Marco

 

Posted by: Carol Hopper on 10/30/2013 - 6:31 PM

I read the rules and agree to them. I like the expectation of high quality art.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 10/31/2013 - 3:34 AM

Welcome, Marco and Carol!!

 

Posted by: Lou Magoncia on 10/31/2013 - 10:22 PM

Yes I agree to follow the rules above, & thank you for considering my work. Lou & Carol Magoncia

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 11/01/2013 - 3:06 AM

Welcome Lou and Carol!

 

Posted by: Lou Magoncia on 11/01/2013 - 3:35 AM

Hello Talya, we are looking forward to having the pleasure of being in your group. We are new at this so will try to follow your directions, In replies & communicating. Thank you, Lou&Carol

 

Posted by: Helena Bebirian on 11/01/2013 - 9:43 PM

Thank you Talya, for the updates to the group. I look forward to viewing all artists pieces and works in this group

 

Posted by: Tisha Wood on 11/02/2013 - 11:06 AM

Thank you Talya, for all the information I've been traveling to exhibits the sight has been so wonderful for me and I just sold my first print.
Thanks again

 

Posted by: Kristy Tracy on 11/03/2013 - 8:16 PM

Thanks, Talya. I hope to be an asset to this group. Thanks for heading it up.

 

Posted by: Lou Magoncia on 11/03/2013 - 8:58 PM

Talya, we are sorry for the irritation we have caused you, as you have been so patient with us. Could not get into our e-mail as lost password an had to work that out. So then saw how many times you had told us to read the rules. Once again we apologize for the ruddiness. Lou an Carol

 

Posted by: Donna Tuten on 11/04/2013 - 6:43 AM

Joined and agree!

 

Posted by: Tisha Wood on 11/04/2013 - 10:13 AM

Bonjour Talya

I have read all the rules
thank you for your hard work and patience
I commit to these

 

Posted by: Lynette Yencho on 11/04/2013 - 7:02 PM

Hi Talya, I am new to FAA and don't really like to comment unless I really have something to say. That said, I decided to look around at the website and other artists a little more, read your posts and a few others. I always like to think I need to get back to work but I found myself spending a lot of time here, just wondering and realizing this is much more than a place of commerce. There are people here I might have a lot in common with, and others who if not are inspiring! Thanks for that little push. I may still remain silent in the corner, but you can rest assured I will be back.

Thanks!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 11/04/2013 - 10:51 PM

welcome Donna, Lou and Lynette!!:) Tisha, Helena and Kristy! you are already on our rolls and happy to have you!!
Lynette, you are welcome to watch quietly from your corner, we are happy to have you!!

 

Posted by: Carol Hopper on 11/05/2013 - 8:01 AM

I am not sure why I keep getting this email because I read the rules and replied. You even welcomed me. Is this a blanket email and one I should expect to see?

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 11/05/2013 - 11:36 PM

Hi Carol! You are getting the email because there is a little box on this thread that says "please notify me via email when someone replies to this discussion" that is checked by default. That means every time someone comment here you get an email. It can certainly be a hassle!! In your email, there should be a button or link that instructs you in "unsubscribing." To keep the volume down on your emails, I recommend that whenever you reply in an FAA discussion you uncheck that little box at the end.

 

Posted by: Kim Bird on 11/07/2013 - 7:20 AM

read

 

Posted by: Deb Magelssen on 11/11/2013 - 12:26 PM

Thanks, Talya. I've read and agree. I hope to be an asset to this group. Thanks for creating it!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 11/11/2013 - 2:49 PM

welcome Deb and Kim!!

 

Posted by: Deb Magelssen on 11/11/2013 - 7:25 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome! It's a great group of artists and the art is stunning. Thanks again!

 

Posted by: James Huntley on 11/11/2013 - 7:58 PM

Understood the rules...thank you!

 

Posted by: Dora Todd on 11/12/2013 - 9:11 AM

Hi Tayla,
Thank you for all the inside how-to's. I've read the rules and would be happy to participate in this group!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 11/12/2013 - 9:48 PM

welcome James and Dora!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 11/19/2013 - 3:08 AM

Welcome, Siva, do you paint? I only saw photographs in your portfolio. This group is for accepts paintings only, but you are welcome to participate in the discussions.

 

Posted by: Justin Rivenbark on 11/22/2013 - 2:10 AM

Just joined FAA in the last week or so, and i am happy to find a group with such clear intentions and dedication to the craft. Thank you for that.

 

Posted by: Biagio Civale on 11/25/2013 - 10:50 AM

Loud and clear.
Patti chiari amici cari, they say in Italy, i.e. clear pacts dear friends!
Biagio Civale

 

Posted by: Layla Munla on 11/26/2013 - 3:49 PM

Dear Tayla

I have read the rules and regulations of your group and accept them with pleasure.

Please confirm my request

 

Posted by: Layla Munla on 11/26/2013 - 3:50 PM

Dear Tayla

I have read the rules and regulations of your group and accept them with pleasure.

Please confirm my request

 

Posted by: Corey Habbas on 11/26/2013 - 9:32 PM

Hi Tayla,

This group looks really good. I am looking forward to being here :)

 

Posted by: Susan Abrams on 11/29/2013 - 12:42 PM

Thanks again!

 

Posted by: Robert Rohrich on 11/30/2013 - 9:56 AM

Your rules are fine. No Problem.

 

Posted by: Bev Conover on 12/06/2013 - 11:52 PM

got it!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 12/07/2013 - 12:03 AM

A warm welcome to Justine, Biagio, Layla, Corey, Robert and Bev! I have been away for the week and am grateful for the patience!!

 

Posted by: Mai Magdy on 12/13/2013 - 8:19 PM

your rules are very fair. thanks for your effort to make this unique group

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 12/17/2013 - 4:12 AM

Thank you, Mai!! And welcome!!

 

Posted by: Dorothy Fagan on 12/24/2013 - 9:38 AM

Hi Tayla,

This group looks really good. I am looking forward to being here :)

Dorothy Fagan

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 12/25/2013 - 11:40 PM

Welcome, Dorothy!

 

Posted by: Michael Furr on 12/29/2013 - 3:53 PM

Sounds good to me

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 12/31/2013 - 7:29 PM

Welcome Michael!

 

Posted by: Catherine Considine on 01/04/2014 - 3:30 AM

Hi Talya, all read and accepted! Happy New Year to all too. C

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 01/04/2014 - 9:17 PM

Welcome Catherine!

 

Posted by: Rosemary Colyer on 01/07/2014 - 4:28 PM

Read and accept rules.Thanks also for handy links to photographing work and FAA tutorials, just what I´ve been looking for! Do I re-submit work?

 

Posted by: Rosemary Colyer on 01/07/2014 - 4:28 PM

Read and accept rules.Thanks also for handy links to photographing work and FAA tutorials, just what I´ve been looking for! Do I re-submit work?

 

Posted by: Cathy Long on 01/08/2014 - 4:37 PM

Thanks for your informative approach. I look forward to seeing more of the site.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 01/08/2014 - 10:38 PM

Welcome Cathy and Rosemary!! No need to re-submit. We are happy to have you!

 

Posted by: Mikhail Savchenko on 01/09/2014 - 3:38 AM

Hi, Talya! I have read and accept the rules. Thank you for detaled info.

 

Posted by: Thelma Zambrano on 01/09/2014 - 5:41 PM

Rules clear, and accepted, thank you.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 01/14/2014 - 11:05 PM

Welcome Mikhail and Thelma!!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 01/14/2014 - 11:05 PM

Welcome Mikhail and Thelma!!

 

Posted by: Elena Yakubovich on 01/16/2014 - 3:39 AM

Many thanks, Talya!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 01/18/2014 - 12:11 AM

Welcome Elena!

 

Posted by: Janice Rae Pariza on 01/19/2014 - 12:58 AM

Got it(I hope!)

 

Posted by: Janice Rae Pariza on 01/19/2014 - 12:59 AM

Got it(I hope!)

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 01/19/2014 - 2:06 AM

Welcome Janice!

 

Posted by: Deb Magelssen on 01/19/2014 - 1:30 PM

I've read this previously and was accepted in the group a few months ago. I do not post everyday. I post when I finish a new
work. Did you not receive my post? Please advise. I just recently posted another work and included it in your group but was told I
had to read the agreement again in order for it to be included. Will I have to do this each time I post? Please advise.
thank you
Deb Magelssen

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 01/22/2014 - 8:15 PM

I apologize for my mistake. Commenting once here is all that is needed. :)

 

Posted by: Art Nomad Sandra Hansen on 01/28/2014 - 1:58 PM

Please include me in your group.

 

Posted by: Brian Harlan on 01/29/2014 - 2:52 AM

I have read the rules, and I will comply. :D

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/04/2014 - 11:52 PM

Welcome Brian and Sandra!!

 

Posted by: Esther Woods on 02/08/2014 - 9:38 AM

I like the feel and look of this group ,hopefully I could learn to navigate I admit getting my paintings out in the public has not been the easy part and learning my way around the FAA world, ....ah well another story. I appreciate your efforts in organizing and maintaining this group, so will do my upmost to follow the guidelines. Whats next?

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/10/2014 - 9:15 PM

Welcome, Esther! If you haven't already done so you can join the group and start submitting images. Feel free to explore our discussion as you learn your way around FAA!

 

Posted by: Tisha Wood on 02/11/2014 - 12:03 PM

Hello Tanya
thank you for the update and info

 

Posted by: Joey Nash on 02/12/2014 - 2:14 PM

Thanks - sounds good!

 

Posted by: Paul Meijering on 02/12/2014 - 8:31 PM

Hope you'll accept me and my work(s) in your group...;-)

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/13/2014 - 12:46 AM

Welcome Joey and Paul!!

 

Posted by: Leonard Holland on 02/13/2014 - 3:24 PM

Wonderful group, Talya! I have read the rules. Thank you.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/14/2014 - 12:25 AM

Welcome Leonard!!

 

Posted by: Jan Moore on 02/15/2014 - 6:15 AM

Thank you Talya. I would like to join your group. The rules are clear.

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/16/2014 - 2:10 AM

Welcome Jan!

 

Posted by: Luigi Maria De Rubeis on 02/19/2014 - 5:41 AM

Hi, Talya! I have read and accept the rules. Thank you.

 

Posted by: Stefan Boettcher on 02/19/2014 - 9:21 AM

Thanks so much for putting your heart and soul into this group and our support! All read, understood and accepted. Cheers!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/20/2014 - 12:50 AM

Welcome Stefan and Luigi! Happy to have you join!

 

Posted by: Lori Pittenger on 02/20/2014 - 2:10 AM

I have read your rules Talya and accept them. Thanks for considering my work for your group!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/20/2014 - 2:46 AM

Welcome, Lori!

 

Posted by: Alys Caviness-Gober on 02/20/2014 - 5:20 AM

Read and accepted

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/20/2014 - 9:19 PM

Welcome Alys!! Thank you for reading!,

 

Posted by: Sheila Diemert on 02/21/2014 - 1:03 PM

I've read the rules and I'd like to join the group

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 02/21/2014 - 7:25 PM

Welcome Sheila!

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 03/09/2014 - 2:30 PM

 

Posted by: Quin Sweetman on 03/13/2014 - 5:10 PM

Hi Tayla, love the work you've featured in this group. I have read your policies and agree to them. Many thanks! Quin

 

Posted by: Quin Sweetman on 03/13/2014 - 5:10 PM

Hi Tayla, love the work you've featured in this group. I have read your policies and agree to them. Many thanks! Quin

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 03/21/2014 - 8:29 PM

Welcome Quin!! Good to see you here!!

 

Posted by: Bev Conover on 03/25/2014 - 10:09 AM

Thanks - works for me!

 

Posted by: Marina Kolchagova on 03/26/2014 - 4:26 PM

Hi, I've read the rules and try to keep them. I'll try to improve the quality of photos of my works!

 

Posted by: Darren Robinson on 03/26/2014 - 8:39 PM

Hi Talya. I have read your rules and am hoping my work is good enough to join

 

Posted by: Painted Ladies Inc on 03/26/2014 - 10:04 PM

Darren. Marina, and Bev, welcome to our group, we look forward to you participation!!

 

Posted by: Teresa Ascone on 03/27/2014 - 1:38 AM

I copy the message- thanks for the clear direction.
T

 

Posted by: Talya Johnson on 03/27/2014 - 10:16 PM

Yay!! welcome Teresa!

 

Posted by: Marina Kolchagova on 03/28/2014 - 12:29 PM

Thank you so much!

 

Posted by: Carol Schiff on 04/01/2014 - 7:39 PM

I have read your rules and would like to join this group.
Carol

 

Posted by: Painted Ladies Inc on 04/01/2014 - 11:58 PM

welcome to the fun, Carol!

 

Posted by: N Roman on 04/07/2014 - 7:53 PM

Read and understood.

 

Posted by: Painted Ladies Inc on 04/08/2014 - 2:15 AM

 

Posted by: Bruce Newcomer on 04/14/2014 - 4:08 PM

I think the rules are very fair and good. I absolutely agree with them.

 

Posted by: Painted Ladies Inc on 04/15/2014 - 12:24 AM

Welcome Bruce!

 

Posted by: Painted Ladies Inc on 04/15/2014 - 12:24 AM

Welcome Bruce!

 

Posted by: Painted Ladies Inc on 04/15/2014 - 12:24 AM

Welcome Bruce!

 

Posted by: Alessandro Andreuccetti on 04/15/2014 - 9:08 AM

Ok thank you for this group. The rules are acceptable, just a bit too long....

 

Posted by: Painted Ladies Inc on 04/15/2014 - 5:50 PM

Welcome Alessandro! I'll work on getting them shorter! :)

 

Posted by: Conni Reinecke on 04/16/2014 - 5:22 PM

Read all rules and accept all. Thank you!!

 

Posted by: Painted Ladies Inc on 04/16/2014 - 10:28 PM

Yay!! So glad you found us Conni!

 

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