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.
Bundle comes complete with cut corner tray, design packet with full color photos, patterns and instructions for the design shown. The cut corner tray has been one of Jo Sonja's favorite pieces for decades. Originally made from steel and tin but we have had this tray beautifully reproduced in alder and baltic birch. All of the moldings are solid alder and the floor of the tray is birch ply. The tray is wonderfully lightweight at just 10 ounces and yet is a full 17" long by 11" wide.
The simplicity of these stylized flowers and scene is a continued joy to paint!
Jo Sonja’s Artist’s Colors
Napthol Red Light
Jo Sonja's Artist's Mediums
Painting Medium of Choice - Retarder Medium or Gel Retarder
Jo Sonja's Sure Touch
#3 round, #6 filbert – basic painting
#2 liner – fine details
#2 striper – stripes
old filbert or oval dry brush (1/2”) – dry brushing