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Thursday Lunch & Learn Painting Classes, offered for free by Plaid, provides a weekly painting project on their FB page. Andy B Jones is often the teacher for this class. This last week’s Lunch & Learn was a pumpkin patch painted by Andy. His lesson was to paint this on a palette-type board that he found at one of the large craft box stores.

I did not have a palette-type board and didn’t want to order one. So, I improvised. I took a regular 16×20 canvas and glued (Elmer’s) Japanese paper to the canvas for texture. I let this dry overnight and then trimmed the paper. I then drew with ink plank lines 2 inches apart. I then “stained” the canvas with a mixture of acrylic Asphaltum and Veridian. I used Folk Art Pure Pigment and Original Folk Art paints for this.

After the background dried, I transferred my pattern. I layered the paint on my pumpkins using a dry brush method. I started with Pueblo, added Pure Orange (two coats), then Medium Yellow and Pure Orange, then Yellow Light and Pure Orange, and then Titanium White in a few places. For the stems, I used Asphaltum and Veridian.

When all the paint dried, I added some Napthol Crimson, Copper Gold, and Fire Opal Gold for a few highlights.

Published by pattyraz51

05/18/2020: Hi to my fellow bloggers and/or readers!! I am 69 years of age. I have raised four lovely children as a single mother and those children have provided me with 8 lovely grandchildren, to date. I retired from nearly 30 years working in state government in March 2013. I worked mostly in management positions and as an investigator. As a child, I was affectionately called an “Air Force brat”. Our family lived in several countries and states before settling in central Illinois. In 1998, I moved to Arizona and call this my home. Since my retirement, I have worked in the solar industry and have developed a passion for trail hiking. I have returned back to some of my artsy roots and have made pottery, jewelry and painted. I am also writing and committing myself to developing my blog. I hope to bring comfort, motivation and inspiration to fellow bloggers and/or readers. I have a passion for life’s journey and hope this carries me for the next 30 years. Warm Regards.

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