Castles & Roses - Narrow Boat Painting - Online Class

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  • Regular price $24.95

 Class Details and Benefits:                                             
  • New!  Filmed in High Definition
  • In-depth Video Instruction - approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes total, in 4 parts.
  • On-demand access anytime beginning immediately after your purchase.
  • Downloadable PDF resources including closeup photos, patterns and instructions. 

 Class Bundle options available to choose from above:

Bundle options are available for printed packet, the pre-primed tin coffee pot or wooden corner cut tray, free shipping AND online class access.


A simply stroked rose in beautiful bright colors complemented by graphic borders in bold contrasting colors epitomizes the charming appeal of traditional narrow boat painting. It seems that narrow boat painting began when a group of people wanted to decorate their “homes away from home” while traveling along England’s canal system transporting various commodities, including coal. Months spent on the long narrow barges spawned many ingenious ideas until, during the mid-1800s, a very strong style emerged. 

The "Campfire Kettle" tin coffeepot is pre-primed and measures around 10" high, and is 12" wide.  The wooden tray is a traditional corner cut style and measures approximately 17” x 11".  

Jo Sonja's Artist Colors
Painting Medium of Choice
Retarder Medium

Jo Sonja's Artist Colors
Napthol Red Light or Geranium
Red Earth
Purple Madder
Diox Purple
Brown Earth
Tiger Lily
Gold Oxide
Yellow Orange
Raw Sienna
Moss Green
Teal or Hookers Green
Ultramarine Blue
Carbon Black
Unbleached Titanium

Jo Sonja's Sure Touch
B1350/1352/4010 #3-4 round,
B1385/1387 #4-6 filbert or B1360/3020 #2 liner - Fine details
Old filbert or oval dry brush (1/2") - Dry Brushing
Old mop brush - Applying Retarder Medium, glazing
B1315/1317/1318 "mop" 3/4" - 1" - Blending out glazes