Portland, Oregon

The Raindrop Chapter is an affiliate of the
Society of Decorative Painters since 1978

Come join the fun and paint "The Girls"
with Helga Nichols

Oct. 1st—Union Hall 9:30 am

REMEMBER: THIS IS PRETTY MUCH A PROJECT WITH VERY FEW RULES. NOT TWO WILL LOOK THE SAME—NO LINES TO STAY WITHIN. If you are painting on a gourd and only have one but want to do both faces, just basecoat a face on the other side. Here is some info. Paints: no special Brand for the most part—for the hat part Black/very dark green—med.green—light green. Face: Accent Peaches and Cream (if you have that) for base coat. Persimmon, Burnt Sienna, Bonnie Blue. Yellow, Black, White, Berry Red(Americana) Dark Brown. Brushes: The usual PLUS mops and long fine liners. Your color choice what the hair/petals you want. Remember it is a FUN piece. If you need things to be more specific please let me know.

We, the Raindrop Chapter, were organized in 1978 by a group of dedicated painters. 

Our chapter meets at the Milwaukie Lutheran Church or the Union Hall in Tualatin on the first Saturday every-other-month.

Decorative painting is a diverse art form utilizing a variety of techniques and media to decorate functional and non-functional surfaces. 

Tole painting is the general term historically used to describe decorative painting on tin surfaces, but today we paint on any surface including wood, glass, fabric, canvas and tin.

We urge anyone who is interested in decorative painting to join us in developing their talents.

We offer a variety of classes and seminars in many different mediums. 

Please enjoy your visit to our web site and come back often.