White and Black! Coloured Pencil Play Date

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My project for Colored Pencil Play Date 2015 was Snowy Owl in the Arctic Sky. The question I posed was how do you paint a white animal or bird. We can’t just paint it white! How do we make it interesting? Pan pastels were used in the background to set the scene and Prismacolor Premiere pencils used to render the Snowy Owl.

Now we come to Colored Pencil Play Date 2016 and the question for me (and hopefully YOU), is how to paint an black animal or bird. We can’t just paint it black!! This time I used Creative Imaginations Radiant Rains for the background, feeling that my crow might prefer a shimmering backdrop! My project is called I Love Crows.

I hope you will join me and the other 16 teachers for this year’s Play Date! Sign up and look at the other projects at www.coloredpencilplaydate.com

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Colored Pencil Play Date 2016

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Colored Pencil Play Date is open for registrations now. Go straight to the website http://www.coloredpencilplaydate.com to check out the other projects and to sign up! Seventeen creative projects for $99.00…plus a bonus one by KellyHoernig

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Thanksgiving Day!

Two Thanksgiving Specials for the acrylic painters. Acrylic Painting Club Session 3 is offering many give aways to those who sign up before December 1. And Purely Acrylic is offering $20.00 off registration. Type the code THANKYOU at the check out. Expires 11/29/15 midnight.

Check them out and see which is for you!

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Acrylic Painting Session 3

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All caught up with your painting? :) Or maybe you haven’t seen the right group of projects. Take a look at Acrylic Painting Session 3. If you like what you see sign up with my link!

https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?ii=1454470&cl=279488&c=ib&aff=269071

 

 

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Kanata Workshops

Snowy Owl

Drinks on the Patio copyright 350I have two spots left for my workshops in my home studio here in Kanata, ON.  Each day will be $80.00.

Snowy Owl – Saturday, November 7, 2015 This is in acrylic and from my Pause for Painting Volume 6. Students should have the book for the class.

Drinks on the Patio – Sunday, November 8, 2015 – This is a coloured pencil project. I used Prismacolor Premieres and pan pastels in the background. Packets will be included.

Email me for more details if you are interested in either one of these workshops.

lsteeves@sympatico.ca

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Pre Sale for Purely Acrylics

Purely Acrylics Spring Session is having a pre sale! $79.00 instead of $99.00 if you sign up before November 1, 2015. Buncha Bunnies is my design for this group. Super fun background with glazing and stencils…..and five cute white bunnies. Hope you’ll join us. Happy Spring!

https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?ii=1446281&c=ib&aff=269071&cl=294526

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Madoc AdMadoc is also part of Color Pencils Club Session 2!

 

 

 

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Buster Bunny CPC Session 2

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Buster Bunny is part of Color Pencils Club Session 2

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Surprise Gift Drawing

Just a reminder that there is another Surprise Gift Drawing this Friday for early subscribers to Session 2 of Acrylic Painting Club. Use this link to sign up and to see the other great projects offered for the next session. https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?ii=1411939&c=ib&aff=269071&cl=279488

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Paintings from Spain

Here is a little watercolour I painted en plein air at La Finca Del Nino. I was trying to put into practice things like creating interest by making sure I used hard edges, soft edges and broken edges within the painting. I have my interesting shadow colour of Cerulean Blue and Opera Rose with just a titch of Burnt Sienna.  I mixed a super dark black with Paynes Grey and Brown Madder. I have saved some of the white paper which is very hard to do! But I think I’m beginning to capture the look of dabbled light.  a painting 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

And for my reward I get to paint a cat! This is Smokey who lives at La Finca Del Nino. I still tried to remember all the above points!!

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