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Meet the Artist: Meet Margit Hartl

Issue #3 of the 2016 The Decorative Painter magazine is in the mail! Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce you to the artists in the current issue and share the inspiration behind their finished projects.

This week, meet Margit Hartl!

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In 1980, Margit Hartl walked into her town’s library to look at a collection of painted items. Never before had she seen a decorated peach basket. Then she saw a cut and pierce technique lampshade and discovered theorem art, styles totally new to her.

She had a friend who collected fine art, and when she saw a new abstract piece of art in his office, Margit asked what made him purchase it. He answered, “It startled my mind and I just had to have it.” That is what happened to her when she saw the collection of painted items in the library. She just had to have it!

Over the years, Margit has had much fun since her first encounter with painting. She combined her fine art background with decorative art, had the pleasure to study with many fine teachers, and has taught at every Conference at least once in the United States.

Now, she hopes her project, “Ornamental Showcase”, will give you something to think about. Her friend paid $40,000 for his abstract mind startler. In the case of this design in her favorite painting magazine, The Decorative Painter, the price is right.

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Meet the Artist: Meet Cindy Harrison

Issue #3 of the 2016 The Decorative Painter magazine is in the mail! Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce you to the artists in the upcoming issue and share the inspiration behind their finished projects.

This week, meet Cindy Harrison!

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Cindy Harrison has been an art enthusiast all her life. She teaches in her home studio, several shops around southern New Hampshire and at local SDP Chapters. She has also taught at conventions throughout the United States. Cindy is currently sponsoring several artists through a Purely Acrylics e-course located at purelyacrylics.com. Additionally, she hosts a free weekly live interactive art class online.

Her project, “Christmas Tags”, is an inexpensive mixed media painting project that will fill you with the holiday spirit! Add these tags to gifts or hang them on your Christmas tree!

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Log in to the member only section of the website today and complete the project in the digital version of the magazine.

Meet the Artist: Meet Sayuri Kitagawa

Issue #3 of the 2016 The Decorative Painter magazine is in the mail! Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce you to the artists in the current issue and share the inspiration behind their finished projects.

This week, meet Sayuri Kitagawa MDA!

Sayuri started painting 20 years ago. She joined SDP in 2008 and became an MDA in 2014. Sayuri’s project in this issue of the magazine is titled “Christmas Roses”. Here’s a little bit about what she had to say about it.

“My project is for the intermediate skilled painter. A twinkling Christmas rose and an ornament ball in the cold air on a holy silent night inspired me to paint this design. I tried to make even some faint twinkles by reducing the whole intensity by using mainly green, yellow green and yellow hues.

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Some of the supplies I used are Jo Sonja’s Clear Glaze Medium, Jo Sonja’s Kleister Medium, and Winsor & Newton Refined Linseed Oil.

I hope you enjoy painting my project!”