|Christmas Berries Candy Dish
|“Windgate Farms” Sleigh
|Winter Sunset in Waterloo County
|Birch Trees Watercolor|
|Winter Lake Canvas|
|Palmer House Lap Desk|
|Winter Friends Plate|
|Cardinal Watercolor Card|
|Holiday Holly & Roses Table Grouping|
|Snowman Candleholders & Ornament|
|Swirling Fog Mirror|
|Winter Landscape Plate|
|Northern Lights Wall Box|
|Birch Trees Candle Box|
|Folksy Friends Ornament Trio|
|Santa & Partridge in a Pear Tree Ornaments|
|Brushstroke Technique Guide:
Inside this Issue — February 2010
Warm Up to Winter!
The final countdown to Christmas is here, and many of us are still shopping for gifts and putting the finishing touches on our holiday décor. In this issue of PaintWorks, we have a dazzling array of winter- and holiday-themed designs. These projects represent a variety of styles painted on canvas, tin, paper, wood, suede, and more. From country to folk art to traditional to contemporary, our features include something for everyone.
Artist/teacher Kathi Hanson shares product news in her new column, “Savvy Studio.” The information will prove to be valuable for painters of all levels, covering various paints and mediums, painting surfaces, palettes, tools, and much more. For those last-minute shoppers, be sure to check out Kathi’s picks for February. Whether you are shopping for painting friends or shopping for your home studio, every column promises exciting discussion on paint-related products.
Also, we have a great stocking-stuffer idea—check out the specialty charms, which are available through the Decorative Arts Collection Museum.
We’re delighted to introduce you to Roger Allen of Allen Sleighs. Roger’s fine woodworking abilities offer us a variety of wooden sleighs, the smoothness of which I can attest to. To accompany this article, artist Debbie Cotton painted a Canandaigua cutter that was created by Roger and will become a part of the permanent collection of the Decorative Arts Collection Museum.
Linda R. Heller, Editor in Chief