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.
Painting medium or choice
Jo Sonja’s Matte Flow Acrylics
Pyrrole Orange (O)
Red (use favorite)
Red Earth (toned R)
Indian Red Oxide
Red Violet (RV)
Arylide Yellow (Y)
Yellow Orange (YO)
Storm Blue (B)
Carbon Black or Black Umber
Unbleached Titanium or Smoked Pearl (toned W)
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