April Issue
April Projects
Snow Crocus Watercolor Snow Crocus Watercolor
by Deb Henkener
Dome Top Trunk Dome Top Trunk
by Nancy Bateman
Rose Painting Rose Painting
by Patricia Reichenbach
Tulips & Bee Canvas Tulips & Bee Canvas
by Willow Wolfe
Aunt Cordelia’s Keepsake Box Aunt Cordelia’s Keepsake Box
by Jan Boettcher
Renaissance Purse, Cuff & Necklace Renaissance Purse, Cuff & Necklace
by Susie Shinseki
Pomegranates Tray Pomegranates Tray
by Ana Verastegui
Heaven’s Gate Heaven’s Gate
by Angela Anderson
Folk Art Doll Cradle Folk Art Doll Cradle
by Rosemary West
Bunny Basket Bunny Basket
by Lydia Steeves
Tin Mercantile Van Tin Mercantile Van
by Trudy Beard
“Sheltering Love” Sled “Sheltering Love” Sled
by Cindy Mann Vitale
Spring Thyme Candle Plate Spring Thyme Candle Plate
by Karen Wisner
Funky Folk Art Spring Chair Funky Folk Art Spring Chair
by Shara Reiner
Drybrushing with Dome Stencil Brushes Brushstroke Technique Guide:
by Patricia Rawlinson
A Study of the Use of Color Technique Talk:
by Ann Kingslan and Mary Kingslan Gibilisco
Nancy Bateman Painter’s Profile:
Nancy Bateman
by Susan Mynyk
The Many Rewards of Decorative Painting Painter’s Potpourri:
by Anne Hunter
Sel de la Terre (Salt of the Earth) RB Homespun Elegance:
by Rebecca Baer
Take the Mystery Out of Choosing the Right Canvas for Your Work! Your Home Studio:
by Kathi Hanson
It’s All About Accessories On Track with Trends:
by Jennifer Blevins
A Faux Renaissance A Fresh Approach to Faux Finishes:
by Tracy Moreau
Decorative Arts Collection Museum Museum News:
by Andy Jones
Great Ideas for the New Year! Savvy Studio:
by Kathi Hanson
coming next Expressions
Coming Next!
Product Palette
Designer Directory

Inside this Issue — April 2010

Plan for Spring!

Spring will be here before you know it, so it’s time to plan for your 2010 painting activities. We trust the projects featured in this issue will help to get you started.

Why not think about attending a painting convention? If you’ve never attended a convention before, we hope you have an opportunity to experience the fun and education these gatherings provide. The following is a partial listing of the 2010 decorative painting shows. We hope to see you there!

Happy Painting!
Linda R. Heller, Editor in Chief



2010 Painting Conventions

February 21–26
Creative Painting Las Vegas
Riviera Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada

April 28–May 2
2010 Coast to Coast Creative Arts Convention
Delta Meadowvale Resort & Conference Centre
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

May 18–22
Society of Decorative Painters 38th Annual Conference & Expo
Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center
Wichita, Kansas

July 20–24
Artist Expo Houston
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
The Woodlands, Texas

August 12–14
HOOT Convention
Heart of Ohio Tole Chapter
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, OH

September 9–12
2010 Paint in Alberta Creative Arts Convention
Radisson Hotel Calgary Airport
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

September 22–25
Tole Country Convention
Clarion Meridian Hotel & Convention Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

September 22–26
The Northwest Toleliners
Regional Conference
Doubletree Hotel—Seattle Airport
Seattle, Washington

October 6–10
New England Traditions
Rhode Island Convention Center
Providence, Rhode Island

October 15–17
Salon des Arts
Boucherville, Quebec, Canada