Author Archives: Lydia Steeves

The Difference the Background Colour Makes

The 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 … Continue reading

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Art Play Date

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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.

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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 … Continue reading

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Colored Pencil Play Date

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 … Continue reading

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Acrylic Online Contests

I am in two acrylic groups offering online classes next year. And they are both offering contests! Acrylic Painting Club – Tiger in the Grass – Classes begin January 1. 2015 Cost is $99.00. Fourteen online classes over the year……Sign … Continue reading

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What is an online event?

Decorative Painting has gone online it seems. I talked about the E-zines in my previous blogs. But there are also “on line events”. These “events” are like mini conventions. There are slight variations of course, but basically a group of … Continue reading

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The Pixalated Palette e-zine

The third e-zine I know about it The Pixalated Palette. Each e-zine seems to have a slightly different focus so you can choose the one tailored more to your creative pursuits. They certainly all seem to be reasonably priced too. … Continue reading

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PaintingEzine

    Susan Kelley and Sharon Chinn decided to do an ezine after they learned about the closing of PaintiWorks, the decorative painting community’s last print magazine available to the general public. Susan was previously editor of Paint the Town … Continue reading

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