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Energize and Revitalize

Warmer days are just around the corner, and even though the thermometer reading is only 11°F, the promise of spring is in the air. With the arrival of the New Year, PaintWorks readers can look forward to new feature columns and fresh, inspiring designs. This year we have some interesting articles in store for you, so be sure to stay tuned!

Give oils a try
Our new regular feature, The Magic of Oils…Basics for the First-Time Oil Painter, is sure to be a reader favorite. Well-known teacher and artist Sherry C. Nelson will share a wealth of information and guide you step by step as you build your skills with this exciting medium. If you are hesitant about working with oils, Sherry will put you at ease with her expert advice.

Try something new
If you are adventurous and want to try your hand at a wax-resist technique, be sure to check out this issue’s Prime Your Palette column, featuring Kathi Hanson’s watercolor batik on rice paper. This stunning, vibrant painting will definitely get you into the spirit of spring. Though the process will take a bit of time to complete, the results will surely be worth it.

Additional inspiration
Other features include projects incorporating watercolor techniques, colored-pencil techniques, and mixed-media effects. We also explore skills to improve brush control and discover ways to use a variety of products to bring color to your surroundings.

Adapt…adapt…adapt!
Whatever you choose to paint, feel free to adapt the patterns to alternate surfaces and change the colors to suit your décor. We’re here to inspire you to be creative and to think outside the box.

Happy painting!

Linda R. Heller
Editor in Chief

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Projects
Changing Seasons
Changing Seasons
Magic Lilies
Magic Lilies
Buttered Popcorn
Buttered Popcorn
Non-Traditional Telemark Rosemaling
Non-Traditional Telemark Rosemaling
Madalyn and Olivia
Madalyn and Olivia
Beautiful Day in Assisi
Beautiful Day in Assisi
Spring Blooms Greeting Card
Spring Blooms Greeting Card
Kindness Collection
Kindness Collection
Address Banner
Address Banner
Goldfinch Keychain Holder
Goldfinch Keychain Holder
Botanical Table Setting
Botanical Table Setting
Spring Folding Chair
Spring Folding Chair
Signs of Spring!
Signs of Spring!
Owl Be Seeing You
Owl Be Seeing You
Wine Lovers Canvas
Wine Lovers Canvas
Mixed-Pattern Salt & Pepper Set
Mixed-Pattern Salt & Pepper Set
Antique Rose Tea and Herb Boxes
Antique Rose Tea and Herb Boxes




Features
Brushstroke Technique Guide
Brushstroke Technique Guide
Art & Coffee
Art & Coffee
The Magic of Oils
The Magic of Oils
Prime Your Palette
Prime Your Palette
Out & About
Out & About
Create on Canvas
Create on Canvas
Funky Folk Art
Funky Folk Art
Savvy Studio
Savvy Studio

In this Issue
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April 2013

Projects

Changing Seasons (acrylics) by Rebecca Trimble

Magic Lilies (colored pencil) by Janelle Johnson

Buttered Popcorn (acrylics) by Debbie Cotton

Non-Traditional Telemark Rosemaling (acrylics/oils) by Jan Boettcher

Madalyn and Olivia (acrylics) by Joan Dixon

Beautiful Day in Assisi (acrylics) by Lydia Steeves

Spring Blooms Greeting Card (watercolors) by Kathi Sojka

Kindness Collection (acrylics) by Chris Thornton-Deason

Address Banner (acrylics) by Chris Thornton-Deason

Goldfinch Keychain Holder (acrylics) by Sue Beckerton

Botanical Table Setting (acrylics/glass etching) by Patti DeRenzo

Spring Folding Chair (acrylics) by Judy Diephouse

Signs of Spring! (acrylics/mixed media) by Chris Haughey

Owl Be Seeing You (acrylics) by Amy J. Mogish

Wine Lovers Canvas (acrylics) by Cheryl Nuccio

Mixed-Pattern Salt & Pepper Set (acrylics) by Linda Hollander

Antique Rose Tea and Herb Boxes (acrylics) by Susan V. Cochrane

Features

Art & Coffee:
Celebrate Spring’s Palette Morning Glory (watercolors)
Debra Henkener

The Magic of Oils:
Basics for the First-Time Oil Painter, Part 1
Sherry C. Nelson

Prime Your Palette:
Watercolor Batik Techniques
Kathi Hanson

Out & About:
Thrift-Shop Adventure!
Nony Housh and Gisele Pope

Create on Canvas:
Majestic Tree (oils)
Patricia Reichenbach

Funky Folk Art:
Spring Place Setting (acrylics)
Shara Reiner

Savvy Studio:
New Year...New Products!
Kathi Hanson

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