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sa   ART
sa   MURAL
xx   ART

How to decide when a drawing or painting is finished.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1989 (v.6#6) pg. 14

The advantages of sketch groups. How drawing in numbers can help you and your work.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1989 (v.6#9) pg. 84

Five types of lines and how to use them to strengthen drawings. (1) Even-weight lines. (2) Varying-weight lines. (3) Lost and found edges. (4) Soft, vague lines. (5) Loose, sketchy lines.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1989 (v.6#10) pg. 14

How to enliven drawings by mixing media and accenting tone with line.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1989 (v.6#11) pg. 12

Exploring silverpoint (metalpoint). How to create drawings with delicate, polished lines using silver wire as the medium.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Dec 1989 (v.6#12) pg. 82
Added Info ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1990 (v.7#2) pg. 8

Tips on how to find your own identity as an artist.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1990 (v.7#2) pg. 88

Overcoming "white-paper panic." Some tricks to get started painting when faced with a creative block.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1990 (v.7#8) pg. 86
Added Info ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1990 (v.7#9) pg. 6

Tips and techniques for improving a drawing or painting. (1) How to arrive at a simplified form. (2) Creating defining shadows and interesting lights. (3) Underdrawing. (4) Using charcoal or a fan brush when starting a picture. (5) Finding brushes that produce the effects you want.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1991 (v.8#1) pg. 12

Painting for the fun of it. How to keep a fresh, playful attitude toward your art.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1991 (v.8#2) pg. 86

Advice on keeping a travel sketchbook.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1991 (v.8#3) pg. 110

Photographs as tools for artists. Tips on avoiding color problems, understanding common types of distortions, taking multiple exposures, lighting and equipment.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1991 (v.8#4) pg. 12

Correcting mistakes. How to salvage small blunders in drawings and paintings. (1) Control unwanted stains, spills and spatters. (2) Covering unwanted felt marker strokes so they don't bleed. (3) Relocating objects in a finished painting. (4) Changing difficult, unwanted colors.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1991 (v.8#9) pg. 12

Advice on how to take and use photo references for paintings.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1991 (v.8#10) pg. 87

Creating effective shadows. How to use the shapes of shadows to dramatize mood, define form and improve design.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1991 (v.8#11) pg. 10

Using memory as a painting tool. Tips for developing memory skills through drawing geometric shapes, figures, halftones and color.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1991 (v.8#11) pg. 41

Exercising creative license. How to use, then go beyond, reference material to create original artworks.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1992 (v.9#5) pg. 12

Expand your drawing potential. A primer to make the most of drawing media. How to handle pencil, charcoal, conte crayon, colored pencils, markers, and pastel.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1992 (v.9#5) pg. 74

Getting to the finish. Knowing how to stop when a painting can't get any better.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1992 (v.9#9) pg. 80

Seeking your own identity. Advice on how, and how not, to develop your own distinctive style.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1992 (v.9#11) pg. 12

Be your own best critic. Learn to spot and fix common problem areas in artwork.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1993 (v.10#1) pg. 12

How to draw. Insights and tips for making the most from your drawing time through disciplined exercises.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1993 (v.10#1) pg. 38

How to use line and color to create an evocative painting.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1993 (v.10#1) pg. 48

Twelve exercises for artists to sharpen powers of observation.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1993 (v.10#1) pg. 84

Five ways to improve your drawings. Tips from the masters on line, anatomy, creativity and more.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1993 (v.10#2) pg. 52

Detail, how much is enough? Finding the right formula for you and your work.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1993 (v.10#6) pg. 60

Drawing what isn't there. How to improve accuracy of drawings by seeing and drawing the negative spaces.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1993 (v.10#8) pg. 10

Making a little history. The joys and challenges of making art by imitating the past. Includes tips on mixing period watercolor paints.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1993 (v.10#8) pg. 24

How to use a sketchbook.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1993 (v.10#9) pg. 14

Tips on how to paint a rusty looking surface.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1993 (v.10#10) pg. 6

Advice on avoiding the "skimpy palette" syndrome.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1993 (v.10#11) pg. 6A

Seeing in black and white. How to bring greater drama to artwork by learning to create in two stark tones.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Dec 1993 (v.10#12) pg. 8

Learn to recognize and solve the 10 most common problems in artwork (perspective, making space, holding the viewer's eye, focusing the eye, overall design, making lights look bright, avoiding a spotty look, value relationships, shaping with value, seeing color, and reflecting on water.)
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Dec 1993 (v.10#12) pg. 36
Correction ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1994 (v.11#2) pg. 8

Ten tips on materials and techniques for better drawing.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1994 (v.11#1) pg. 12

Ten ways to improve your painting through the use of self-teaching exercises.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1994 (v.11#1) pg. 64

Tips on creating artwork using lesser-known media: colored pencil, collage, gouache, batik, collagraphs, paint sticks, oil pastel, water-soluble pastels, monotype and powdered graphite.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1994 (v.11#1) pg. 76

Answers to the ten common questions about art methods and materials. (1) Building contrast. (2) Adjustments after an oil painting has dried. (3) Color mixing. (4) Local color and broken color approaches. (5) Brush selection. (6) Avoiding the `tiny-details syndrome'. (7) Preliminary sketches. (8) Archival papers. (9) Using non-art materials. (10) Cleaning an oil painting.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1994 (v.11#1) pg. 84

Practical suggestions for nurturing growth as an artist.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1994 (v.11#1) pg. 92

How to create a sculpture from an existing drawing as an exercise to help add form to drawings and paintings.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1994 (v.11#2) pg. 4A

How to use a measuring stick and other techniques to sharpen the ability to see and draw lines and angles that define space.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1994 (v.11#3) pg. 10

How to turn a museum excursion into a lesson from great painters. Tips on what to take along and what to look for.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1994 (v.11#3) pg. 1A

How to use a video cassette recorder as a resource library of painting ideas.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1994 (v.11#4) pg. 10
Added Info ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1994 (v.11#7) pg. 6

Practical suggestions for drawing and painting outside.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1994 (v.11#4) pg. 1A

Advice on searching for originality in what you paint.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1994 (v.11#5) pg. 82

Contour drawing. Creating a continuous line drawing without removing your eyes from the subject is described as an exercise to improve the ability to draw more rapidly.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1994 (v.11#6) pg. 8

A beginner's guide to sketching. Covers the use of graphite pencils, charcoal, colored pencil, pen and ink, color pens and watercolor. Includes suggestions on paper selection and on packing supplies for a field trip.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1994 (v.11#6) pg. 34

Tip on using photocopies to break photographs into their basic visual components for use as a creative reference when drawing or painting.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1994 (v.11#6) pg. 6A

Ten ways to recharge your creative energy and get fired up to paint.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1994 (v.11#6) pg. 46

Tips on getting started on a drawing or painting. Suggestions on using a sketchbook, choosing a subject, and developing a concept for presentation. Includes a checklist of good working procedures.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1994 (v.11#7) pg. 10

How to improve paintings by making working drawings that explore values and relationships.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1994 (v.11#8) pg. 55

Creating a successful series of paintings. How to explore a theme.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1994 (v.11#9) pg. 64

How an artist can use video equipment as a visual reference tool. Describes its use for color correction and manipulation, value discrimination, to freeze an image and other methods of altering and exploring a variety of creative options.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1994 (v.11#11) pg. 2A

Creative tips for a new approach to your art. Suggestions include ways to vary surface textures, limit values, limit colors, explore variations of the same subject and by mixing different media.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1994 (v.11#11) pg. 42

A quick guide to the ancient art of Oriental brush painting. Covers brushes and other supplies, organizing the workspace, grinding the ink, loading the brush and describes the technique for painting the traditional bamboo images.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1994 (v.11#11) pg. 58

An explanation of sgraffito and a three-step contemporary adaptation of the technique.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1994 (v.11#11) pg. 69

Painting for impact. How to construct images that send the emotional message you want the work to convey.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1995 (v.12#1) pg. 66

What can be learned by employing a sketch journal. Tips on choosing and using one.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1995 (v.12#3) pg. 100

Filling up the empty spots. Creative solutions for filling the peripheral areas of a landscape or a still life.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1995 (v.12#5) pg. 22

Building texture into wood. Illusion of weathered wood is achieved by the use of tinted gesso ground topped with multiple layers of colors drawn on with colored pencils.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1995 (v.12#5) pg. 68

Learning from the masters. What you can learn at local museums by studying choice of subject matter, composition, use of light, etc.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1995 (v.12#9) pg. 38

Tips on making thumbnail sketches that work through compositional, design and value issues.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1995 (v.12#9) pg. 2A

Nine exercises for learning to see and draw with greater accuracy.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1995 (v.12#10) pg. 18

Six keys to building successful paintings (concept, composition, drawing, value, color and technique) are described with suggestions on how to develop skills in each area.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1996 (v.13#4) pg. 48

Learning to create the illusion of mass of individual objects in faithful scale.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1996 (v.13#6) pg. 12

An approach to rendering several variations of specific areas of a drawing before commiting one to the finished work.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1996 (v.13#10) pg. 42

Advice on scaling and transferring the small-scale study to a large surface.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1996 (v.13#11) pg. 30

Difference between a preparatory sketch and a schematic drawing explained.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1997 (v.14#1) pg. 78

Command attention with contrasts. Techniques that encourage a viewer to explore the work and lead the eye to the center of interest.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1997 (v.14#10) pg. 60

How to explore the different ways line can be used to enhance a drawing.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1997 (v.14#11) pg. 18

Artistic cross-training. How to improve drawing and painting skills by working with different media and genres.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1997 (v.14#11) pg. 62

Building a sketchbook. Learn how to get the most out of on-site sketches.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Dec 1997 (v.14#12) pg. 22

Seven uses for the paintings not quite good enough to frame but too good to throw away.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Dec 1997 (v.14#12) pg. 28

An explanation of the value of making preparatory sketches before painting.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1998 (v.15#1) pg. 78

Breathing life into wood. Tips on drawing wood accurately to re-create its personality and add textural interest to artwork.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1998 (v.15#2) pg. 20

Drybrush demystified. Four ways to use the technique to add character, sunlight, texture and reflections in a painting.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1998 (v.15#2) pg. 57

Getting a feel for texture. How to let the subject suggest the medium and its application.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1998 (v.15#4) pg. 55

Fulfilling the artistic dream of painting abroad. Tips for a successful journey.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1998 (v.15#6) pg. 74

Emphasizing the focal point. How to simplify details and add touches of brighter color accents to emphasize the center of interest.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1998 (v.15#9) pg. 35

Striving for emotional impact. Advice on utilizing an appropriate palette, defining shapes for impact and highlighting the focal point.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1998 (v.15#10) pg. 36

Pushing your creative limits. How taking risks can improve your paintings.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1998 (v.15#10) pg. 49

Activate your angles. How to use angled lines to create spirit and energy in the subjects.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1998 (v.15#11) pg. 12

Eight tips that can spur artistic growth.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1998 (v.15#11) pg. 42

Put your painting in the right key. How values can affect the mood of a painting.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1998 (v.15#11) pg. 63

Building drama with contrast. How to use the technique of chiaroscuro (strong value shifts) to create the illusion of three dimensions.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Dec 1998 (v.15#12) pg. 59

Fifteen tips for better drawing. Six deal with the human figure, the rest are general.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1999 (v.16#1) pg. 16

How to create historically accurate, emotionally charged paintings.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1999 (v.16#1) pg. 30

Tip shows an easy system for transferring a sketch to watercolor paper.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1999 (v.16#2) pg. 43

Finding your comfort zone. How to create an individual approach to your art.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1999 (v.16#3) pg. 30

Finding inspiration in the ordinary. How to turn mundane scenes and objects into dynamic paintings.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1999 (v.16#3) pg. 70

How to build strong drawings quickly. Tips on adding power points to your field sketches that add strength in key areas.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1999 (v.16#4) pg. 18

Breaking free. An approach to exploring creative options by eliminating preparation and preliminary sketches for a painting. Techniques for foundation painting.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1999 (v.16#4) pg. 50

How to use repeated patterns to add depth, space and unity to an artwork.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1999 (v.16#4) pg. 62

Preparing like the masters. How to draw preliminary sketches the traditional way.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1999 (v.16#7) pg. 12

Take time for planning. How to draw thumbnail or value sketches.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1999 (v.16#7) pg. 71

Tips from expert artists on how to use a sketchbook as a vehicle for artistic growth.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1999 (v.16#8) pg. 49

Say something more. Five keys for creating paintings that evoke an emotional response in viewers.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1999 (v.16#10) pg. 58

Painting in harmony. How to make contrast work for you.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1999 (v.16#11) pg. 73

Aiming for accuracy. Four tools for making realistic drawings from photo references.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Dec 1999 (v.16#12) pg. 72

How to paint a tortoiseshell finish on a table
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1975 (v.53#10) pg. 60

Special effects with paint. Tips on stippling, stenciling, enameling, painted-in-place "rugs", supergraphics and textured walls.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1978 (v.56#1) pg. 14

Tip: A patio painting that can add color to a fence or patio screen. A 3x4-ft. piece of exterior plywood is painted with a bold graphic. Est. cost: $12.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1979 (v.57#7) pg. 56

Instructions for comb-painting furniture, floors and walls.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1989 (v.67#1) pg. 48, 52, 54

How to enlarge a drawing.
BOYS' LIFE Oct 1979 (v.69#10) pg. 62

Decorative finishes. How to apply antique finishes over enamel, paint, transparent finishes, and lacquer.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1981 (v.5#3) pg. 40

Decorative accents to paint on a spice cabinet and recipe chest. Heart-shaped motifs and borders, painted to resemble grapevines, are decorated with rosebuds and ribbon streamers. Describes the four steps for painting a country rose.
CRAFTS Feb 1992 (v.15#2) pg. 32, 55

Paint the Priscilla way. Part 1. Decorative painting with comma strokes. How to paint right and left comma strokes with both flat and round brushes. Wooden stepstool with heart-shaped cutout is painted with folk-art motifs based on comma strokes.
CRAFTS Jan 1993 (v.16#1) pg. 66, 45

Paint the Priscilla way. Part 2. Decorative painting using the S stroke. How to paint left- and right-angle strokes, overlapping strokes. Wall sconce is painted using S strokes to create a folk art tulip. Round comma strokes are used to form a subtle border.
CRAFTS Feb 1993 (v.16#2) pg. 20, 51

Paint the Priscilla way. Part 3. The basic leaf stroke. How to paint leaves with varying values. Back of a wall-hung shelf is painted with leaf clusters and curly tendrils.
CRAFTS Mar 1993 (v.16#3) pg. 24, 51

Paint the Priscilla way. Lesson 4. How to paint ribbons and rosebuds. Three-story birdhouse is painted with latticework, roses and bows above each entry hole.
CRAFTS Apr 1993 (v.16#4) pg. 28, 45

Paint the Priscilla way. Lesson 5. How to paint a daisy and its leaves. Purchased hexagon-shaped tin basket is painted in a checkered motif with a band of daisies around the top.
CRAFTS May 1993 (v.16#5) pg. 30, 45

Paint the Priscilla way. Lesson 6. How to do "U" strokes and rosebuds. Describes how to paint a spray of roses on the yoke of a child's pinafore.
CRAFTS Jun 1993 (v.16#6) pg. 64, 43

Paint the Priscilla way. Lesson 7. How to paint watermelons. Wooden box (17"x 5"x7") with heart-shaped cutouts in the handles is painted with watermelon and vine motifs.
CRAFTS Jul 1993 (v.16#7) pg. 56, 39

Paint the Priscilla way. Lesson 8. How to paint an apple and a branch. Wooden tote basket (6"x10"x6") is painted with a branch of apples on each end.
CRAFTS Aug 1993 (v.16#8) pg. 28, 45

Paint the Priscilla way. Lesson 9. How to paint chrysanthemums. Wooden urn plant screen is painted with a spray of mums.
CRAFTS Sep 1993 (v.16#9) pg. 20, 55

Paint the Priscilla way. Lesson 10. Wendy A. Goodwitch plaque combines the stroke work, double loading, floating color and liner brush use from lessons 1 through 9.
CRAFTS Oct 1993 (v.16#10) pg. 32, 59

Paint the Priscilla way. Lesson 12. Floated highlights. Peppermint nutcracker soldier has candy cane stripes and floated highlights.
CRAFTS Dec 1993 (v.16#12) pg. 24, 41

Vegetable brush pouncing. How to decorate painted opjects with stippled and mottled patterns using an ordinary vegetable brush.
CRAFTS Aug 1997 (v.20#8) pg. 28

Successful decorative painting. Tips on selecting and preparing the wood, pattern transfer, and painting. Includes instructions for painting a plaid front on a wooden popcorn dispenser.
CRAFTS Jan 1998 (v.21#1) pg. 52

Clover and shamrock motif to paint. Instructions for painting it on a small wooden bench.
CRAFTS Mar 1998 (v.21#3) pg. 30, 51

Stylized floral motifs to paint on a mini-four drawer wooden cabinet.
CRAFTS Oct 1998 (v.21#10) pg. 32, 39

Learn to paint. A step-by-step approach for the beginner.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #61 Feb 1978 (v.6#1) pg. 56

A Victorian wedding couple to paint. Includes pattern and instructions.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #76 Aug 1980 (v.7#4) pg. 41

How to paint a picture on window screening.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #93 Jun 1983 (v.8#9) pg. 44

How to turn a nail keg into a seat, plant stand, pedestal table, etc. How to paint a keg, cover one with padding and calico, and how to add a top and wrap the base in rope to create a table.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Dec 1974-Jan 1975 (v.5#3) pg. 22

Designing for decorative shapes. Guidelines and solutions for making designs work with and complement your painting surfaces.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Nov-Dec 1989 (v.16#6) pg. 6

Decorative painting designing process for unusual surfaces. (1) Designs that enhance each other on two separate surfaces. (2) Designs that incorporate functional factors. (3) Simple designs for small spaces.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1990 (v.17#2) pg. 6

Aging your decorative painting. Five steps for weathering, crackling and antiquing painted artwork, figures or furniture.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1990 (v.17#2) pg. 22

Brush stroke basics. The ABC's of brush-stroke painting (tip, broad, comma, teardrop, S-, C-, scroll and crescent strokes) and how to combine them to create flowers, leaves and other decorative folk-art motifs.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jul-Aug 1990 (v.17#4) pg. 52

Blending techniques for controlling value (the lightness or darkness of a color) in decorative painting in order to create realistic shape and form.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jan-Feb 1991 (v.18#1) pg. 60, 37

Five accent borders for decorative art projects (stripes, bands, comma and "S" brush strokes, sponge or stamp prints, painted designs).
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1991 (v.18#2) pg. 60

Period design. Tips on reproducing the look of a period piece in decorative painting.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK May-Jun 1991 (v.18#3) pg. 6

Four ways to create the illusion of age on decorative-painted items. (1) 30-minute glazing. (2)Three- to six-day glazing with a polished finish. (3) Finger rouging for antiquing edges. (4) Spot antiquing to produce shadows in small areas.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK May-Jun 1991 (v.18#3) pg. 20

The art of pat blending. How to create color waves and gradations with this brush-blending technique.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1992 (v.19#2) pg. 31

Textural backgrounds for painted projects. Ideas on the use of masking materials (cotton, netting, lace, etc.) and spray paint to create interesting backgrounds.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1992 (v.19#2) pg. 58

Designing creative borders for decorative painting projects.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK May-Jun 1992 (v.19#3) pg. 14

Advice on creating a comma stroke without ragged tails.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK May-Jun 1992 (v.19#3) pg. 22

Seven techniques for finishing decorative painting with a flair (trims, borders, linings, bottom protectors, protective coatings, framing, complementary elements.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK May-Jun 1992 (v.19#3) pg. 62

Tip describes how to antique painted projects.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jul-Aug 1992 (v.19#4) pg. 14

How to design a painted wood project from scratch. Summarizes idea development, designing on paper, developing design specifications, finalizing the painting pattern and painting the design.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jul-Aug 1992 (v.19#4) pg. 18

Advice on how to master S-strokes.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Sep-Oct 1992 (v.19#5) pg. 18

How to tailor a decorative painting pattern to suit your own style and the surface.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Nov-Dec 1992 (v.19#6) pg. 22

Techniques to vary the look of brush-stroke designs. Discussion of choosing colors and style choices. Includes a folk-art motif and ways to vary it by varying painting styles and color schemes.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jan-Feb 1993 (v.20#1) pg. 14, 35

Advice on double loading a brush so it doesn't run out of paint too quickly.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jan-Feb 1993 (v.20#1) pg. 20

How to create a realistic-looking lace background for a painted project.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1993 (v.20#2) pg. 18

Advice on how to paint a decorative design on a wood piece that is already finished with varnish.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1993 (v.20#2) pg. 20

Designing by brush. How to use a liner brush to create stroke-work designs. Details several warm-up exercises, information on paint consistency and tips for mastering brush control.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1993 (v.20#2) pg. 29

How to create both simple and complex designs using S-curves and triangles. Covers design basics, surface considerations, building a shape, creating a focal point, allowing for negative space and adding details for a finishing touch.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK May-Jun 1993 (v.20#3) pg. 26

Tips on painting on fungus and other natural items.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jul-Aug 1993 (v.20#4) pg. 27
Added Info DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Nov-Dec 1993 (v.20#6) pg. 10

Folk-art originals. A lesson in how to render Bauernmalerei-style designs freehand. Includes full-size pattern to paint on a pegged ribbon-jewelry holder.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Sep-Oct 1993 (v.20#5) pg. 56, 37

Background choices. A lesson in how to choose a background color that best shows off a decorative painting.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Nov-Dec 1993 (v.20#6) pg. 65

Tip explains and illustrates the crosshatching technique used to create texture, such as animal fur.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jan-Feb 1994 (v.21#1) pg. 72

How to use photographs as reference sources for creating your own original designs.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1994 (v.21#2) pg. 30

Tip explains the four-step method of dry brushing.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK May-Jun 1994 (v.21#3) pg. 78

Photos show the three steps in creating the "comma" brushstroke.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jul-Aug 1994 (v.21#4) pg. 67

How to transform feminine designs into masculine ones using color, value and texture.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Sep-Oct 1994 (v.21#5) pg. 59, Insert

How to use metallic paints for a base coat to give decorative paintings a luminous glow. Includes full-sized pattern for a bow and holly motif that can be used on a serving tray. Also includes painting instructions for a Pennsylvania-Dutch design of a ball and tulip flower, and for purple pansies and leaves.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Nov-Dec 1994 (v.21#6) pg. 12

Tips on five painting techniques (floating color, side loading, mopping, spattering and wet-on-wet painting).
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Nov-Dec 1994 (v.21#6) pg. 86

How to apply stucco-like background for decorative painting projects.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jan-Feb 1995 (v.22#1) pg. 8

Step-by-step instructions for painting ribbon and bow motifs.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1995 (v.22#2) pg. 16

Tip explains how to double-load a brush so two colors can be applied at the same time.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1995 (v.22#2) pg. 27

Tip explains how to use dry brushing to highlight or shade a painting.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1995 (v.22#2) pg. 27

Painting folk art fileteado, an Argentine painting style popular in the early 1900s. Steps for painting scrolls and four-petal flowers furnished.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jul-Aug 1995 (v.22#4) pg. 22

Designing in the round. Tips for translating decorative painting designs to a round surface. Includes three circular designs (folk art bird, stroke border and folk art tulip) and a village motif to paint on a small lamp shade.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Nov-Dec 1995 (v.22#6) pg. 80

A decorative painter's encyclopedia. Definitions and demonstrations of essential decorative painting terms and techniques. Part 1. Basic brush strokes and brush loading techniques.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jul-Aug 1996 (v.23#4) pg. 54

Decorative painter's encyclopedia. Part 2. Techniques for blending, shading and highlighting (floating color, pat blending, stroke blending, stippling) are explained, as are methods for transferring a pattern, antiquing, flyspecking/spattering, masking, dry brushing and mopping.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Sep-Oct 1996 (v.23#5) pg. 50

Tips for adding sponged finishes, stroke-work borders, etc. that create a finished look on a painted piece.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Sep-Oct 1996 (v.23#5) pg. 60

A decorative painting teacher's handbook. Guidelines on getting started teaching or improving teaching skills.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1997 (v.24#2) pg. 62

How to create a textured surface in decorative painting. A look at mediums that are available and how to use them.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK May-Jun 1997 (v.24#3) pg. 14

Step-by-step instructions for painting free-form scrolls.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jul-Aug 1997 (v.24#4) pg. 58

Advice on how to evaluate your own paintings. Tips on selecting the right background, unifying a composition and creating balance.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1998 (v.25#2) pg. 23

A guide to three basic brush strokes used in decorative painting (the comma, S-, and scroll strokes). How to create each stroke, mistakes to avoid and then how to put them together to create a stroke tulip design.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK May-Jun 1998 (v.25#3) pg. 68

Advice on safety and health precautions to take when doing decorative painting.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Sep-Oct 1998 (v.25#5) pg. 6

Tips on how an opaque projector can be used in decorative painting.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Nov-Dec 1998 (v.25#6) pg. 6

Advice on selecting the right product for decorative painting on outdoor projects.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Nov-Dec 1998 (v.25#6) pg. 32

Advice on starting a business in decorative painting.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1999 (v.26#2) pg. 8

Old painting techniques make a comeback. Basic information on graining, glazing, highlighting, stenciling and mottling.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #218 Apr 1981 (v.31#4) pg. 8

Fool-the-eye quilt. How to make a painted reproduction of your favorite quilt pattern.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Mar 1981 (v.192#3) pg. 141, 236

How to make a "reverse-painting" or "rub-out" picture.
HANDY ANDY Jul 1979 (v.3#9) pg. 14

How to stipple a pattern using fresh flowers to apply the paint. Offers tips on selection of flowers, planning the design and applying the paint.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #5 Spring 1977 (v.2#1) pg. 30

Tips on using a sponge, graining roller and cardboard "comb" to do decorative painting on wood, fabric, paper, etc.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Dec 1984 (v.29#6) pg. 65, 87

Vinegar painting technique used for decorating wooden pieces described. Hundreds of patterns can be achieved by moving combs, feathers, ... etc. over a still damp surface.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Apr 1989 (v.34#2) pg. 70

Using elastic, a thumb tack, a safety pin, and a pencil to enlarge any drawings.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #450 Nov 1965 (v.61) pg. 124

Tip: How to make pictures and prints look older by deliberately staining them with mineral spirits or tea.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #606 Nov 1978 (v.74) pg. 153

How to draw pictures on bracket mushrooms. These mushrooms grow on fenceposts and dying trees.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #59 Sep-Oct 1979 pg. 154

How to enlarge drawings using the graph squares method.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW May 1977 (v.8#2) pg. 39

Glazing, an easy, traditional route to rich-looking painted walls.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1983 (v.11#10) pg. 215

Uncovering decorative painting. Suggestions on historical research, locating overpainted images, removing covering layers, cleaning and repair, surface preparation and in-painting to replicate damaged portions.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1986 (v.14#4) pg. 180

Glazing and marbleizing. Basics of these decorative painting techniques are described.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1989 (v.166#9) pg. 30

A look at the Golden Mean, the Fibonacci principle that relates each number in a sequence to the numbers surrounding it. Applications of this to mathematics, architecture, art, etc. examined.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Spring 1979 pg. 80

How to make cylindrical and conical anamorphoscopes. Also includes instructions for making drawings using the geometrical technique and with the use of an enlarger or 35mm slide projector. (Anamorphic art is realistic art that has been grossly distorted in projection. By viewing the distortion through an anamorphoscope the image is reflected undistorted.)
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Jan 1975 (v.232#1) pg. 110

Getting a start in line art. How to analyze a subject in terms of shapes.
TOLE WORLD #103 Mar-Apr 1990 (v.14#2) pg. 66

Tip on how to give a high-gloss painted surface enough tooth for decorative painting.
TOLE WORLD #104 May-Jun 1990 (v.14#3) pg. 41

Tips on how to paint over high-gloss surfaces.
TOLE WORLD #105 Jul-Aug 1990 (v.14#4) pg. 41

A six-step lesson for painting a round object.
TOLE WORLD #108 Jan-Feb 1991 (v.15#1) pg. 20

Getting a start in line art. Working with squares and rectangles and then combining those shapes with circles in a composition.
TOLE WORLD #108 Jan-Feb 1991 (v.15#1) pg. 24

Getting a start in line art. Square and rectangular shapes are put together and used to draw a birdhouse.
TOLE WORLD #109 Mar-Apr 1991 (v.15#2) pg. 16

Getting a start in line art. How to take small, complete drawings and put them into a larger composition (consisting of a cottage entrance with a plant-lined path accented by a birdhouse).
TOLE WORLD #110 May-Jun 1991 (v.15#3) pg. 24

Decorative painting with alkyds over watercolor. Project describes combining the two mediums and the use of sealers. A wooden plate rim is painted with floral sprays that have a background painted in acrylics. After sealing, the petals and highlights are painted using alkyds (or oils).
TOLE WORLD #111 Jul-Aug 1991 (v.15#4) pg. 38

Getting a start in line art. The process of developing an idea and design. Making a thumbnail sketch and refining the details to create a finished drawing.
TOLE WORLD #114 Jan-Feb 1992 (v.16#1) pg. 16

Creating effective backgrounds for decorative painting. Six background types are described. (1) Acrylic. (2) Acrylic and oil antiquing. (3) Wet-on-wet acrylic in two colors. (4) Wet-on-wet acrylic with oil antiquing. (5) Wet-on-wet acrylic in multiple colors. (6) Wet-on-wet acrylic faux landscape.
TOLE WORLD #114 Jan-Feb 1992 (v.16#1) pg. 22

Advice on painting a subject so it looks like shiny metal.
TOLE WORLD #114 Jan-Feb 1992 (v.16#1) pg. 51

An explanation of lost edges in drawing or painting.
TOLE WORLD #114 Jan-Feb 1992 (v.16#1) pg. 51

Getting a start in line art. Analyzing subject matter in terms of geometric shapes. Drawing a house.
TOLE WORLD #115 Mar-Apr 1992 (v.16#2) pg. 12

Advice on how to paint a subject so it appears to be setting on the surface.
TOLE WORLD #115 Mar-Apr 1992 (v.16#2) pg. 41

Inspiration on file. Advice on creating a collection of pictures for inspiration and reference when painting.
TOLE WORLD #122 May-Jun 1993 (v.17#3) pg. 16

Getting a start in line art. How to draw a rocking chair.
TOLE WORLD #124 Sep-Oct 1993 (v.17#5) pg. 17

Tips on how to paint consistent straight lines.
TOLE WORLD #124 Sep-Oct 1993 (v.17#5) pg. 59

Getting a start in line art. How to draw a wreath of fruits and leaves.
TOLE WORLD #126 Jan-Feb 1994 (v.18#1) pg. 51

Tips on matching wet paint to a dried color on a canvas.
TOLE WORLD #126 Jan-Feb 1994 (v.18#1) pg. 56

Getting started in line art. How to draw a wicker basket full of assorted flowers.
TOLE WORLD #127 Mar-Apr 1994 (v.18#2) pg. 60

Getting started in line art. How to draw of patriotic vignette that includes a flag of the 13 colonies, an English hunting horn and a bear.
TOLE WORLD #129 Jul-Aug 1994 (v.18#4) pg. 62

Painting tip for simulating that old, worn, country-look often desired on "antique" toys and other small wooden objects.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #14 Mar 1990 (v.3#2) pg. 30

Tip on adding a pinstripe to a wheel or other circular object.
WOOD MAGAZINE #30 Aug 1989 (v.6#4) pg. 16

Coats of many colors. Part 2. Special painting techniques, including marbling, graining, tortoiseshelling, spattering, etc.
WOODWORKER #1109 Apr 1986 (v.90#4) pg. 292

How to paint on a tortoiseshell finish.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1974 (v.30#6) pg. 66

Enlarging by squares. How to use the squares method to enlarge a drawing.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1981 (v.37#6) pg. 94