October 2011
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Projects
Zany Zinnias
Zany Zinnias
Textured Sunflower Canvas
Textured Sunflower Canvas
Harvest Barn Plaque
Harvest Barn Plaque
Autumn Leaves Pumpkin Plate
Autumn Leaves Pumpkin Plate
Captain’s Journey Needlework Table
Captain’s Journey Needlework Table
Misty Afternoon Tray
Misty Afternoon Tray
Yellow-Green Pears Watercolor
Yellow-Green Pears Watercolor
Border Collie Cache
Border Collie Cache
Autumn Pears and Acorns Basket
Autumn Pears and Acorns Basket
Kansas Gold
Kansas Gold
Fall Leaves Table Runner
Fall Leaves Table Runner
Tin Candle Box
Tin Candle Box
Scarecrow Plaque
Scarecrow Plaque
Homestead Panel
Homestead Panel
Pumpkin Swirls Plate
Pumpkin Swirls Plate
Ophelia
Ophelia
Witch-y Wardrobe
Witch-y Wardrobe
“Ghostly Bubble Broth” Bucket
“Ghostly Bubble Broth” Bucket
 
Features
Brushstroke Technique Guide:
Brushstroke Technique Guide:
Sunflowers
Technique Talk: Garden Vegetable Still Life
Technique Talk:
Garden Vegetable Still Life
Prime Your Palette: Not All Varnishes Are Equal
Prime Your Palette:
Not All Varnishes Are Equal
“Corneil’s Seed Co.” Box
Signs for All Seasons:
“Corneil’s Seed Co.” Box
Painter’s Potpourri: Discovering Art Journals
Painter’s Potpourri:
Discovering Art Journals
Purely Primitive: Fraktur Sewing Box
Purely Primitive:
Fraktur Sewing Box
Create on Canvas
Create on Canvas
Contemporary Plate Series: Deeper Roots Plate
Contemporary Plate Series:
Deeper Roots Plate
RB Homespun Elegance: Colors of Autumn
RB Homespun Elegance:
Colors of Autumn
Seasonal Inspirations: Trick-or-Treaters
Seasonal Inspirations:
Trick-or-Treaters
Funky Folk Art:
Funky Folk Art:
Fall Pumpkin
Book Nook
Book Nook
Savvy Studio
Savvy Studio: Autumn Favorites!

Autumn Inspirations

Autumn is most definitely my favorite time of year. Nothing compares to stepping outdoors on a crisp autumn day and being surrounded by nature’s rich, jewel-tone colors. Soon it will be time to harvest the last of the spring and summer plantings, and the geraniums and morning glories on my front porch will be replaced with cornstalks, chrysanthemums, pumpkins, and gourds.

Embrace the vibrant colors of autumn with this issue’s sure-to-please collection of seasonal projects. Whether you choose to paint harvest-themed accents or whimsical Halloween designs, there is something for painters of all skill levels.

Add to your collection of contemporary plates, paint a sign to hang by your entryway, or bring a fresh look to your walls with a decorative canvas. Expand your skills by trying new techniques—if you haven’t attempted a colored pencil project, now would be a perfect time.

Use autumn’s palette to express yourself through art, and embark on a colorful journey of creativity!

Happy painting!
Linda R. Heller, Editor in Chief

In this Issue
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October 2011

Projects

Zany Zinnias Cynthia Bowman

Textured Sunflower Canvas Gladys Neilsen

Harvest Barn Plaque Marty Caldwell

Autumn Leaves Pumpkin Plate Prudy Vannier

Captain’s Journey Needlework Table Cynthia Erekson

Misty Afternoon Tray Sharon Buononato

Yellow-Green Pears Watercolor Louise Jackson

Border Collie Cache Sharon McNamara Black

Autumn Pears and Acorns Basket Nancy Scott

Kansas Gold Janelle Johnson

Fall Leaves Table Runner Sue Beckerton

Tin Candle Box Jane Allen

Scarecrow Plaque Chris Haughey

Homestead Panel Linda Lover

Pumpkin Swirls Plate Robin Mani

Ophelia Kim Christmas

Witch-y Wardrobe Diana Putnam

“Ghostly Bubble Broth” Bucket Monica Brint

Features

Brushstroke Technique Guide: Sunflowers by Debby Forshey-Choma

Technique Talk: Garden Vegetable Still Life by Ann Kingslan & Mary Kingslan Gibilisco

Prime Your Palette: Not All Varnishes Are Equal by Kathi Hanson  Download PDF

Signs for All Seasons: “Corneil’s Seed Co.” Box by Debbie Cotton

Painter’s Potpourri: Discovering Art Journals by Kelly Hoernig

Purely Primitive: Fraktur Sewing Box by Susan Burd

Create on Canvas: Autumn Forest by Patricia Reichenbach

Contemporary Plate Series: Deeper Roots Plate by Bob Pennycook

RB Homespun Elegance: Colors of Autumn by Rebecca Baer

Seasonal Inspirations: Trick-or-Treaters by Kim Christmas

Funky Folk Art: Fall Pumpkin by Shara Reiner

Book Nook by Susan Mynyk

Savvy Studio: Autumn Favorites! by Kathi Hanson

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