Friday, March 28, 2008

Rosemaling

I have just finished an 8-week rosemaling course. It met on Thursdays for 8 weeks. I missed two weeks because I was traveling, but I did do some painting.

aqua-plate

Here are the things I painted in this class. Rosemaling is Norwegian folk painting, that is normally done on wood. It can be done on other surfaces, but wood is the most common one. I, however don't feel I'm good enough to paint on a lot of wooden objects. I am still practicing and learning, so I do a lot of painting on paper. sometimes if the design turns out well I scan it and make cards from it. So during this class I painted many designs on paper and 3 wooden plates.

 cream-plate I paint free-hand and my designs are my own. Many rosemalers, especially at the level I paint trace designs or sketch out designs before they start, but I'm just too lazy to do it that way. This is a6-inch plate.

 

 

 

blue-circle-card This is one I did on paper, scanned and added the outer color on my computer, to use as a card. This is the extent of my photo-enhancing skills.

 

 

 

 

brown-plate This is a 7-inch wooden plate.

 

 

 

 

I did these three yesterday. The teacher had left a sketch on the board from the previous day's class and I used that as inspiration for this design, which I did three times with ththree bagse same colors, but slight variations in the design. I cannot do 2 identical designs.

 

 

blue-nils-e 

 

 

Finally, this is inspired by a painted sketch done by Norwegian rosemaler Nils Elingsgard. 

8 comments:

James R said...

Looks great!! But I couldn't find the "Add to Cart" button.

Maureen said...

Your work astounds, as usual, Ceci! Beautiful!

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Mary Ruth said...

Wonderful pictures! LOVE your work! I really like your color choices too!

sandra/tx said...

I love rosemaling, Ceci. I can't do it, but I do love it. You do such beautiful work.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Your work is beautiful. When I lived in Europe I took a class like this, it was me, and about ten farmer's wives.:) It was very fun, you have mastered the art.
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