Designs in Fine & Decorative Art by Debra Henkener
Welcome to my Log Cabin! This is the place to find pattern packets for a variety of watercolor designs and decorative projects such as: whimsical snowmen, Santas, elves, pumpkins, ghosts, bugs, and frogs! You will find patterns for these designs (with full instructions and photos) in my shop. Most of these designs can be enlarged (or reduced) and adapted to other surfaces. So, I encourage you to use your creative license with this suggestion and then let me know what you have done. I work mostly in watercolor, acrylics, oils, pencil, and charcoal. You will find artwork in various categories in my store or "shop".
I have authored three decorative painting books and several dozen magazine articles. I'm currently writing a monthly column for PaintWorks Magazine: Art & Coffee - One Hour Watercolors. The name comes from a series of classes I teach at Riverside Art Center, in my hometown of Wapakoneta, Ohio. The column has been a challenge with many deadlines to fullfill, but it has also been a blessing because of the many friends I've met over the past year. the column offers simple watercolors to encourage beginners. I try to create the same relaxed atmosphere in the column as we have in the classroom. We concentrate on building friendships, as well as expanding our knowledge of art. We experiment with a mixed bag of subjects and techniques. Sometimes, we do a series of beginner watercolors or all acrylics. But, whatever we do, it is relaxed and fun. You need to have fun or it won't be worth your time. It is just as important to enjoy the process of creating art, as it is to finish your painting.
I am so privileged and blessed to have a career in art. I realize appreciate being able to work in a profession I love! I believe it is a wonderful gift from God. I honor Him and give Him the glory when I am at my best, when I achieve success, and when I am privileged to share it with others. Art is a window to the heart and soul. My art is inspired by my Christian faith, by my family, by my patient husband, and by the history and beauty of the rural countryside that surrounds our rustic log cabin in west central Ohio.