Narrow Boat Decoration - JP3311

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There is a beautiful history of decorating the long narrow boats that transported goods on the canal system in England. A story is told about the time that the working people refused to work on the boats that were not decorated with the traditional roses and castles, this was because the decorative painting had become “so expensive.” Every artist had their own style of developing the theme (roses and castles), the advertising, and the simple but decorative color schemes.  Simplicity of stroke style was necessary because the decoration was viewed from a long distance.

Surface Bundle - The double lid desk box is constructed of birch ply and measures 12 1/2" long x 9"wide and 3" tall.  Both lids open to reveal and there are sectioned cubbies on the inside.

Clear Glaze Medium
All Purpose Sealer
Retarder Medium
Satin or Gloss Varnish

Jo Sonja's Matte Flow Acrylics

Pink (R + W + touch Y)*
Pyrrole Red (or Geranium)
Indian Red Oxide (or R +
touch black)
Arylide Yellow
Yellow Orange (or Marigold)
Raw Sienna
Moss Green
Pthalo Green
Carbon Black
Titanium White
*Mix a medium value pink -
The rest of the mixes will be a
single brush mixing

Jo Sonja's Sure Touch
#4-5 round - Basic painting*
#2 short liner - Fine detail
#1-2 striper - Thin stripes
1/2"-3/4" old brush - Applying Retarder
3/4" - 1" old bristle brush - Dry brushing
3/4" mop - blending out Retarder and glazes
*I used the #5 4010 Series Sure Touch Select Round