February Issue
February Projects
Christmas Berries Candy Dish Christmas Berries Candy Dish
by Sue Beckerton
Heart Ornaments Heart Ornaments
by Debby Forshey-Choma
Chickadee Sled Chickadee Sled
by Nancy Scott
“Windgate Farms” Sleigh “Windgate Farms” Sleigh
by Debbie Cotton
Winter Sunset in Waterloo County Winter Sunset in Waterloo County
by Jeanette Linton
Birch Trees Birch Trees Watercolor by Kathi Sojka
Winter Lake Winter Lake Canvas by Bill “Ridley” Bayer
Palmer House Lap Desk Palmer House Lap Desk by Barbara (Franzreb) Bunsey
Winter Friends Winter Friends Plate by Mary Jo Gross
Cardinal Watercolor Card Cardinal Watercolor Card by Debra Henkener
Snow-Covered Road Snow-Covered Road by Jim Minet
Holiday Holly & Roses Table Grouping Holiday Holly & Roses Table Grouping by Beth Wagner & Pat Reteguiz
Snowman Candleholders & Ornamen Snowman Candleholders & Ornament by Gladys Neilsen
Swirling Fog Mirror Swirling Fog Mirror by Diana Putnam
Vignette Waterfall Vignette Waterfall by Patricia Z. Reichenbach
Winter Landscape Plate Winter Landscape Plate by Linda Lover
Northern Lights Wall Box Northern Lights Wall Box by Lauré Paillex
Winter Blues Winter Blues by Angela Anderson
Birch Trees Birch Trees Candle Box by Sue Beckerton
Folksy Friends Ornament Trio Folksy Friends Ornament Trio by Karen Wisner
Santa and Partridge in a Pear Tree Ornaments Santa & Partridge in a Pear Tree Ornaments by Della Wetterman
brushstroke Brushstroke Technique Guide:
by Connie Parkinson
Painter’s Profile Painter’s Profile:
Roger Allen
by Susan Mynyk
coming next Expressions
Coming Next!
Savvy Studio
Product Palette
Designer Index

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.

Happy holidays,
Linda R. Heller, Editor in Chief