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Celebrate Autumn's Palette

There's something very special about living in an area where you experience the four seasons and how they play on your senses. Do you hear what I hear? Sounds of silence—that's what it's like when you step outdoors in the middle of a winter snowfall. Spring plays on the sense of smell—everything is new and fresh. During the summer months when the weather is warm, you can't help but hear the familiar sounds of the peepers and bull frogs at night and the birds in the early morning—it's quite captivating. But fall is all about color…the earth becomes a carpet of reds, golds, oranges, and various shades of brown. It's an amazing celebration of color.

Fall is my most favorite time of year! After spending a few months outdoors tending to gardens and participating in other outdoor activities, many of us look forward to spending time sprucing up our homes before winter sets in. In this issue, we present a host of home décor possibilities that offer a variety of styles for every room in your house.

Beginning in the February 2014 issue of PaintWorks, we will devote a special section to you, our readers, in which we will share photos of items that you have painted from the ideas presented in our magazine. For a fun night out, plan a get-together with painting friends, choose a design, and see how each person interprets it.

Don't forget to watch for our annual ornament issue—on sale August 27, 2013. It's never too early to get a jump-start on Christmas painting projects!

Happy painting,

Linda R. Heller
Editor in Chief

Cover

Projects
Harvest Pin
Harvest Pin
Seashell Canvases, Part 2
Seashell Canvases, Part 2
Abstract Sunflower
Abstract Sunflower
Stained Glass Grapes
Stained Glass Grapes
Autumn Landscape Plaque
Autumn Landscape Plaque
Contemporary Teapot
Contemporary Teapot
Fruit Study
Fruit Study
Bucket of Sunshine
Bucket of Sunshine
Autumn Folding Chair
Autumn Folding Chair
Fall Harvest Tree
Fall Harvest Tree
Prim Fruit Plaques
Prim Fruit Plaques
Fall Salt and Pepper SetFall Salt and Pepper Set
Sunflower Smiles
Sunflower Smiles
Beatrix Meowser
Beatrix Meowser
Spider Jack and Iggy
Spider Jack and Iggy




Features
Brushstroke Technique Guide
Brushstroke Technique Guide
Art & Coffee
Art & Coffee
The Magic of Oils
The Magic of Oils
Out & About
Out & About
Tips & Tidbits
Tips & Tidbits
Created Just For Kids
Created Just For Kids
Create on Canvas
Create on Canvas
Funky Folk Art
Funky Folk Art
Painter's Potpourri
Painter's Potpourri
Savvy Studio
Savvy Studio

In this Issue
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October 2013

Projects

Harvest Pin (acrylics) Barbara (Franzreb) Bunsey

Seashell Canvases, Part 2 (acrylics) Gigi Wright

Abstract Sunflower (acrylics) Cheryl Poulin

Stained Glass Grapes (acrylics) Diane Trierweiler

Autumn Landscape Plaque (acrylics) Debbie Cotton

Contemporary Teapot (acrylics) Bob Pennycook

Fruit Study (acrylics) Diane Trierweiler

Bucket of Sunshine (acrylics) Trudy Beard

Autumn Folding Chair (acrylics) Lynne Deptula

Fall Harvest Tree (acrylics) Jane Allen

Prim Fruit Plaques (acrylics) Deb Antonick

Fall Salt and Pepper Set (acrylics) Linda Hollander

Sunflower Smiles (acrylics) Deb Antonick

Beatrix Meowser (acrylics) Kim Christmas

Spider Jack and Iggy (acrylics) Chris Haughey

Features

Brushstroke Technique Guide:
Majestic Indian Corn (acrylics) Debby Forshey-Choma

Art & Coffee:
Early Frost (watercolors) Debra Henkener

The Magic of Oils:
Basics for the First-Time Oil Painter, Lesson 4 (oils) Sherry C. Nelson

Out & About:
Fascinating Finds Nony Housh and Gisele Pope

Tips and Tidbits Peggy Harris

Created Just for Kids:
Nick Numbers and Nancy Knickknacks (acrylics) Prudy Vannier

Create on Canvas:
Gerbera Daisy (oils) Patricia Reichenbach

Funky Folk Art:
Fall Basket Charms (acrylics) Shara Reiner

Painter’s Potpourri:
A Touch of Tinware Jane Guthrie

Savvy Studio:
Fall Finds Kathi Hanson

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