New e-Packets at www.decorativepaintingstore.com

We’ve added new ePackets by some new designers…. Santa & Friends Angel Ornaments by Cyndi Combs Jingle Stars Ornaments by Cyndi Combs Christmas on the Farm Ornamentsby Cyndi Combs Old St. Nick 6″ Clipsby Cyndi Combs Cyndi Combs Designs Frosty Flakes 6″ Clipsby Cyndi Combs Starry Santa & Mr. Snow Stars 12″ Clips by Cyndi Combs Penguin & Snowman 12″ Clipsby Cyndi Combs Reindeer & Santa 12″ Clipsby Cyndi Combs Carol’s Flag Starby Pat Kennison Pat Kennison Lyn Rumble Sports Bagby Lyn Rumble The Decorative Painting StoreDecorativePaintingStore.com, 726 Meadowview Drive, Villa Hills, KY 41017. Ph 859-630-1627

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Paint a Patriotic Flag Star

4th of July is just around the corner.  This beautiful star designed by Pat Kennison is painted with a flowing American flag.  It would be a great addition to your holiday! Click here to purchase Pat’s Flag ePacket.  Just $4.

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It’s been some time since I posted.  (and right now I should be preparing for my classes coming up this week at the Greater Cincinnati Decorative Artists Retreat)… but I wanted to finish up this little canvas I started.  I’m doing a series of 8×10 canvases with lemons inspired by teaching my beginner students.  Here’s the first one… Lemon 1.  Painted with Traditions Artist Acrylics.

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Painting with Transparent Glazes

I’ve been playing with my Traditions Artist Acrylics and painting a cute, whimsical card of a jack-o-lantern wearing a witch’s hat in a series of transparent glazes.  While doing this I found a great tool for testing the appearance of transparent glazes before you apply them… Arleta Pech’s Color Glazing Viewer Tool Arleta paints in either oils or watercolors, but her tool should work equally well for us acrylic painters.  Just a matter of doing a color conversion of the Winsor Newton paints which she lists.  Her work is exquisite, but you can see from my little pumpkin, transparent glazes can also add interest to a simple decorative painting. Here’s my little pumpkin painted with transparent glazes on a white greet card which I sealed with Glazing Medium before painting… I add the lettering in Photoshop.

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Painting Poppies – Enhanced

After posting my poppies and getting some feedback which confirmed some thoughts I had, I noodled some more with my painting and here’s the latest version… Poppies Version 2 I think it has more depth and definition.  Some of the changes I made included: darkening upper right and lower left background darkening the bottom 2 poppies toning down some of the back stems stronger highlights on the upper right poppy adding some more shading to contour the middle 2 poppies on the left side away from the light source adding some more ruffles in all the poppy petals It’s funny how you think something looks pretty good, then you enhance it a bit more and it takes it to another level.  I’m thinking I’ll do one more set of tweaks before calling quits to this one.

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