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Autumn Inspirations

There’s something very special about living in an area where you experience the four seasons. Autumn is all about color—the earth becomes a carpet of reds, golds, oranges, and various shades of brown.

However, even if you live in an area where the foliage doesn’t change, you can still embrace autumn’s palette with this issue’s sure-to-please collection of home décor accents. Whether you choose to paint harvest-themed projects or whimsical Halloween designs, there is something for everyone’s taste.

You can bring a fresh look to your walls with a variety of custom canvases; paint greeting cards and invitations using vibrant watercolors; or expand your skills by trying new techniques, from background textures to faux woodcarving to colored pencil, and more.

Get out your palette and paints, and embark on a colorful journey of creativity!

Happy painting!

Linda R. Heller
Editor in Chief

Cover

Projects
Sunflower in Bloom
Sunflower in Bloom
Fall Splendor
Fall Splendor
Camas House
Camas House
English Farm
English Farm
Pumpkins and Gourds
Pumpkins and Gourds
Embossed Container with Rooster Lid
Embossed Container with Rooster Lid
Homemade and Handpainted Blessings
Homemade and Handpainted Blessings
Autumn Mum Tray
Autumn Mum Tray
Chipper on a Branch
Chipper on a Branch
Textured Poppies
Textured Poppies
Autumn Wedding Ensemble
Autumn Wedding Ensemble
Autumn Harvest Plaque
Autumn Harvest Plaque
Boo Bear
Boo Bear
Moonlight Madness
Moonlight Madness
Come as You Aren't Party Invitations
Come as You Aren't Party Invitations
Halloween Fashion Mavens
Halloween Fashion Mavens
Halloween Wine Box
Halloween Wine Box
Funky Pumpkins Lazy Susan
Funky Pumpkins Lazy Susan
Features
Brushstroke Technique Guide
Brushstroke Technique Guide
Art & Coffee
Art & Coffee
RB Homespun Elegance
RB Homespun Elegance
Plein Air Painting
Plein Air Painting
Prime Your Palette
Prime Your Palette
Savvy Studio
Savvy Studio




In this Issue
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October 2014

Projects

Sunflower in Bloom by Chris Thornton-Deason

Fall Splendor by Susan Scheewe Brown

Camas House by Rebecca Trimble

English Farm Adaptation by Bill Bayer after Albert Bierstadt

Pumpkins and Gourds by Diane Trierweiler

Embossed Container with Rooster Lid by Debbie Cotton

Homemade and Handpainted Blessings by Rebecca Baer

Autumn Mum Tray by Robin Mani

Chipper on a Branch by Lydia Steeves

Textured Poppies by Willow Wolfe

Autumn Wedding Ensemble by Pattie DeRenzo

Autumn Harvest Plaque by Alessio Meggiato

Boo Bear by Amy J. Mogish

Moonlight Madness by Chris Haughey

Come as You Aren't Party Invitations by Rebecca Baer

Halloween Fashion Mavens by Prudy Vannier

Halloween Wine Box by Kim Christmas

Funky Pumpkins Lazy Susan by Vera Collier

Features

Brushstroke Technique Guide:
Autumn Gourds by Debby Forshey-Choma

Art & Coffee:
Washes, Glazes, and Highlights by Debra Henkener

RB Homespun Elegance:
Autumn Harvest Pillow by Rebecca Baer

Plein Air Painting:
Plein Air—Gearing Up by Kitty Gorrell

Prime Your Palette:
Faux Woodcarving with MUD by Margot Clark

Savvy Studio:
Surfaces, Tools & Embellishments by Kathi Hanson

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