Greetings from Pumpkin Ridge!

Paint conversion
My designs prior to 2008 were in Delta acrylics. This was a time when a new color would come onto the market with two values lighter and two values darker, no mixing required, as in the days we began painting in oils (1970’s). Many of those colors are no longer available (though many of us still have them) therefore I will try to answer your conversion questions via email.

Deco Art Americana acrylics is the paint used for all my work since 2008.They have an excellent conversion chart and highlighting/ shading chart listed on their webpage

Remember-the correction for my last book Reflections from Pumpkin Ridge, 2004

Barn Musical- Add
 Base color of roof is Hippo Gray

Jolly Santa (tall figure)-Add
Base a small oval for each pinecone with Brown iron Oxide. Float a shade on both sides with Dark Burnt Umber. Now add the lighter brown strokes that represent the area that the seeds are held in.
With Autumn Brown stroke in from the outer edge first on both sides, then in the center. Use a small round or filbert and let the beginning of the stroke be wider than the end. (Chisel off to achieve this). When dry, highlight the centermost strokes with Toffee Brown to give roundness to the pinecone.

Gingerbread Musical

Add under gumdrops
Green: Spring Green shaded Dark Foliage Green, highlighted Spring Green + White.

Sorry about these oversights. Please share with friends who may also have the book.

  - Yvonne

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