I have combined two old German Styles for the decoration of this piece. Portrait is Bäd Tolz style. Decoration is Röfsler style. The beautiful piece is a reproduction (with a size change) of an old salt box by Bev and Chuck Canty.
Painting medium of choice
Napthol Red Light
Indian Red Oxide
Red Violet (optional)
Marigold (or Mustard Seed)
Teal Green (optional)*
Med blue mix (Storm Blue + Prussian Blue Hue 2-1)
Fruitwood or Danish Pine stain, or inside color of choice.
*You can mix a Teal Green from Marigold + blue mix.
Jo Sonja's Sure Touch
#3-4 round, #6 filbert – Basic Painting.
#2 short liner – Lettering, fine details.
#0-1 Kolinsky liner (JS 1330) – Fine details, tear drops.
#2 striper – Stripes.