This Hallingdal catchall was painted using JoSonja acrylics in 2005 for a seminar on a blue-green background. The Catchall comes from Norwegian Woods in Machesney Park, IL.
Hallingdal, along with Telemark produced the most numerous painters and reached great heights in artistic development. The painting here is especially connected to the Sata-Baera School in Al, where the first known Norwegian rosemaler, Truge Gunhildgard (born 1699) decorated several interiors. He was a pioneer and did not create the local style as we know it. The Hallingdal style stems from the Sata-Baera School and those associated with it. I incorporated scrolls and some of the flower forms from this style in this symmetrical design.
The packet includes 3 pages of instruction, three enlarged photographs and the line drawing.