Art Play Date Bonus Lesson

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJD in the Summer Sun Art Play Date 2015Art Play Date has a wonderful Bonus Project which will be available April 3! Get your creative juices flowing and ready for the regular classes starting May 3.

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Contest Winners

The winners for the Color Pencil Play Date are Jill Land (Tina Price-White), Dolores Riccio (Pat Parker), Alise Duerr (Pat Lentine), Marilee Hierlihy (Lydia Steeves), Angela Anderson (Golda Rader). Thank you everyone for playing! Classes start March 16, 2015!

Next up is Art Play Date!! No excuses for not making art. If you are interested in joining these two play dates just go to my home page on my website. www.lydiasteeves.com

Have fun!

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Color Pencil Play Date Contest

Color Pencil Play Date is running a contest for 5 free registrations. Winners will be announced Friday march 13! Just let me know if you would like to be entered and tell me…….do you like Fur or Feathers?

Fuzzy Love Color Pencil Play Date 2015 website Snowy Owl Copyrightcppd15 postcard 7in for facebook

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Creative Painting Convention Las Vegas

Vegas 2015

Thank you to everyone who came by to say “hi” at the convention! It was so good to meet you all and have a little visit. So much fun to put faces to names. It’s always nice to meet new people and conventions are the place to do it. And it was great to see old friends again.

Hope you all enjoyed your classes!

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The Difference the Background Colour Makes

Debutante Colored Pencils Club 2015 Debutante (light) Colored Pencils Club 2015The choice of background colour makes a huge difference to the mood, feeling, palette choice and procedure of creating art.

Debutante was originally designed for the darker background. Although it was a hot summer day my setting is my shady backyard. My subject matter is Mama chipmunk with her baby. There they are…perched at the edge of the patio looking through the leaves into the world beyond. Even though I wasn’t going for the big scary world, it is definitely a world of unknowns and perhaps Mama is telling her young one. You are ready now to take it on yourself.

Using black or a dark colour for the background is wonderful for help with creating the darker and mid-values. And surprisingly it wasn’t all that difficult getting the brighter values with my coloured pencil.

Two of my favourite “additions” to coloured pencil – OMS and pan pastels are not as effective on dark paper.

When I decided to redo this design on the light background I  found out very quickly that the mood of the piece changed dramatically. The heat of the summer day is keenly felt with the bright yellow sunshine background and the long cool shadows. The focus changes from the chipmunks looking out to the big world to having fun in the sun.  In fact, I probably would not call this piece Debutante anymore.

For this piece I had to work harder on the mid-values and the darks. I used the OMS to help me blend and I had to add a colour or two to the palette. And surprise, surprise I actually had to work a little harder to get my whites! The pan pastels were the perfect addition to the background to get the sunshine yellow!

Although I enjoyed doing both of these pieces….as well as the results……I have to ask myself what I was trying to achieve? What was my message? Because the answer to that question  was to depict the introducing of the young one to the bigger world my original decision is still the best.

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Art Play Date

all%20projectsJD in the Summer Sun Art Play Date 2015 Art Play Date has all the projects available for viewing now! This has got to be the best value with 26 projects. And a great selection of media as well.

My JD in the Summer Sun is colour pencil on my beloved pan pastel background.

Please go through my home page to access the official website.

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Color Pencil Play Date

Color Pencil Play is pretty organized now. All the projects are up for viewing.

I’ve got two in the line up. Snowy Owl in the Arctic Sky and Fuzzy Love. Both have the pan pastels in the background and then the Prismacolor Premiere color pencils for the main image. Hope you’ll join us for a color pencil experience.

Please go to my home page to access the official website.

 

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Fuzzy Love Color Pencil Play Date 2015 website

Snowy Owl Copyright

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Tiger in the Grass

Acrylic Painting Club has just barely started. There is still time to sign up.

Please remember to go through my links on my home page to sign up.

That is the only way they know who sent them! Thanks.Tiger in the Grass (APC 2015) 250

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Little Pekoe Promo

Little Pekoe is next on the Purely Acrylics online classroom!

Ron and I had a bit of fun making a promo movie. Want to see it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikqz313oroA

Remember to sign up for any of these online classes to go through my homepage links. That is the only way they know who sent you. Thanks!

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Colored Pencil Play Date

Snowy Owl Copyright

Snowy Owl in the Arctic Sky. I used the pan pastels in the background. Love the colours! And then prismacolor premiere coloured pencils for the owl.

Colored Pencil Play Date will begin March 16. Fifteen weeks and fourteen teachers. $99.00

Please remember to always go through my link on my home page so they know who sent you! That is how I get paid.

Sign up now or just go look at the rest of the projects.

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