Garden by the Sea - Collection 1 - JP3332

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Includes instructions and patterns for 3 small projects.

Searching for a new approach to creating stylized designs for the 21st century. I began by remembering our folk art studies over the past 60 years. From Narrow Boat painting (England) to Rogaland Rosemaling (Norway), American country tin painting to old Hindeloopen decorating (Dutch), etc.

Then, turning my thoughts to subject matter I decided to find a simple stylized tulip, blossoms, rose and bird. Now combine them. Add a simple stroke leaf. Paint them on some favorite wood pieces to see what could happen... and proceeded to lose myself in hours of fun.

The ale plate was my first attempt and the large plate and small tray, my more recent attempts. Of course, there have been other side trips in the journey of discovery which I'd love to share with you; if you'd be interested, you may wish to join me.

Painting medium or choice
Retarder Medium

Jo Sonja’s Artist’s Colors
Red Earth
Indian Red Oxide
Red Violet
Arylide Yellow
Yellow Orange
Yellow Oxide
Storm Blue
Carbon Black or Black Umber
Unbleached Titanium or Smoked Pearl
Titanium White
Rich Gold
Silver (optional)

Use your favorite brushes, I used:
#1327 Choice Detailer #3 - Basic painting.
#2 short liner - Fine details.
Old 1/2" Oval Wash - Applying Retarder Medium.
3/4" mop - Blending out glaze or Retarder Medium when used.
#6 filbert or 3/8" Oval Wash - Scene, clouds, water, etc.
#2 striper - long stripes