This 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 Originally made from steel and tin but we have had this tray beautifully reproduced in alder and baltic birch.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. You can see in the photos that it is expertly mitered and constructed. The tray is wonderfully lightweight at just 10 ounces and yet is a full 17" long by 11" wide. The exact dimensions of the original tin.
This old English rhyme goes on to say that the pig was made of pastry with a filling of currents, but it is more fun to imagine a real pig as I did for many years.
Jo Sonja's Artist's Mediums
Painting medium of choice
Jo Sonja’s Artist’s Colors
Naples Yellow Hue
Raindrop Antique Green
Flesh mix = Mustard Seed + touch of Orange and a touch of Titanium White. Make lighter values adding more Mustard Seed and white.
Jo Sonja's Sure Touch
#4 square stroke – Vertical stripes.
#2 striper – Stripes.
#2 and 6 oval dry brush – Basic painting (you may prefer old filbert), but the dry brush is stiffer.
#2 short liner – Fine details.
½” Possibilities brush – Dry brushing of large areas, such as edge and sky detail.
1” brush – Preparation and varnish.