This Os church plate I painted in 2001 after returning home from the Vesterheim Rosemaling tour. It’s on a 12” plate and the church is painted more in the primitive style that is seen on some old trunks, etc.
The town of Os is located in the Hordaland fylke (district) south of Bergen. Johannes Johannessen Tveiteras (1762-1842), originally from Sweden, was one of the first rosemalers from this area. Nils Tveiteras Midhus (1795-1875), one of his two sons, moved to Os in 1820 where he developed his own distinctive style. He combined Telemark elements with geometric designs and old Hordaland motifs. His son, Annanias Midthus Tveit (1847-1924) further developed the tradition with great creativity and love of color. Roseemaling was late blooming in this area and didn’t reach its peak until the turn of the 20th Century. It is his style that I’m intrigued with and used on the flowers.
The packet includes five pages of instructions using JoSonja acrylics, two photographs and the line drawing.