This Telemark 12” pouring bowl (troys) was painted using JoSonja acrylics in 2006.
In the Telemark area rosemaling was the most prolific and advanced in Norway. There were numerous very fine and skilled painters. The intertwining of scrolls and elegant flowers in asymmetrical designs are graceful and wonderful to look at as well as paint. Feel free to change the background and palette colors to suit your taste.
I designed this bowl is reminiscence of other’s I have seen. It appears to be a pouring bowl, to strain cottage cheese, etc., but I understand they were used for beer. This particular style I learned while on the 2005 Vesterheim Tour painting with Anne Hesvik Kartveit in the Telemark style. Although she paints in oils, she incorporates stippling and metallics in her work which was intriguing and inspiring. It dresses up Telemark and makes it more elegant, especially on a black background. You can leave out the stippling and use Smoked Pearl for the light value and Raw Sienna for Rich Gold to have the more traditional palette.
The packet includes three pages of instruction, three enlarged photographs, and the line drawing. Use "Rosemaling Styles, Study and Design" for a reference.
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