This is a continuation of the Beginning Telemark Flowers class, however content is different.
Rosemaling evolved in the various districts of Norway from 1750 – 1850. Telemark flowers are fanciful and in this class we will study flowers around or over the knob of a scroll and flowers with scrolls coming from them. Students do not need to have taken the first class.
Everyone is welcome, but you will find it beneficial if you have taken the Rosemaling: Brush Techniques classes or other painting class where you learned basic brush strokes. This is a beginning class, however, skilled painters who want to advance their knowledge of flowers are welcome and will be encouraged to use pieces from the Vesterheim collection or other original work to construct flowers and assistance from the instructor will be available. Since the class is remote, students can paint with acrylic or oil paint.
3 weeks, topics: Telemark flowers that are around a knob of a scroll or cover the knob; Telemark flowers that have scrolls coming from them.
This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux.
Please see your Class Confirmation email for more information on joining meetings.
Ticket Instruction: You must choose a quantity to activate “get tickets”.
Choose a canvas board, basswood Ampersand board, or Smooth primed Ampersand artist panel or you can paint on poster board/cereal board to practice.
Acrylic Paint: (craft paint and student grade paint is fine for this class, I do encourage students to consider the transition to professional paint as they gain experience and continue to do Rosemaling).
Note: Since this class is a Zoom class, oil painters who know the medium (oil paint) and who do Rosemaling with oil paint are welcome. You will need to adjust this supply list for your
own needs. I paint with both mediums but in this class I will be instructing and painting with acrylic paint.
Colors for your design:
I am painting in the traditional colors. If you would like to use other colors, it is fine. Use good color theory in your color choices and compatible with your choice of background.
Traditional Professional or Student Grade paint colors:
Titanium White, Yellow Ochre (or Oxide either is fine), Raw Umber, Mars Black, Prussian Blue, Burnt Sienna, Red Oxide (Venetian Red or English Red any toned red will work), If you want a green, Cadmium Yellow Light or Hansa Yellow Light or another substitute, transparency may create minor mixing adjustments.
Craft Acrylic paint colors: i.e. Deco Art Americana. When using this paint, pick colors you like. Some choices include:
Burnt Orange or Georgia Clay, Light Buttermilk or Warm White, Black (Lamp Black), Light and Medium Green you like. Light and Medium Avocado or Hauser, Green, Deep Midnight or Blue Navy Blue or Midnite, Black Forest Green or Evergreen, Marigold or Yellow Ochre or Antique Gold or Golden Straw whichever looks best with the selected red, Black. You can identify if the Americana colors go well together by turning the bottles upside down and holding them together.
A glazing medium for acrylic paint.
Background Paint Choose ONE color:
The background paint will be used to paint your items before decoration/Rosemaling. Some traditional colors are below. You can choose other color schemes, but you want to use good color theory so it all works together.
Examples from the Americana acrylic paint line include: Desert Sand,
Georgia Clay or Burnt Orange, Oxblood, Heritage Brick, Blue Mist, Deep Midnight Blue or Midnight Blue, Avocado, Antique Green, Black Forest Green, Black Green
Brushes: (If you are experienced Rosemaler, use the brushes you have)
(1) Round brush #4. #5 or #6 from the following recommended brushes:
Silver Brush Black Gold round, Princeton Select Round, or Princeton Velvetouch Round
(1) Liner brush from the following recommended brushes:
Princeton Select or Velvet Touch #1 or #2 liner. (Unless you are very experienced with a liner brush do not select a script liner), or Black Gold Liner
(1) Brush to background paint – a 1” sponge brush is inexpensive and acceptable
864 Palette Knife (metal ½” wide and 3” or more long that is flexible i.e. the 864, do not buy diamond or painting knives) A plastic palette knife will be acceptable for beginning painters.
Palette. If you purchase, there are many options, a paper palette suitable for acrylic, you can use a plastic lid like those found for a large yogurt or cottage cheese, Sta-Wet palette or make your own wet palette.
Container for water to rinse brushes. If you purchase, there are many good choices in water basins. You want a container that will not tip over easily such as large yogurt or cottage cheese container.
A few soft paper towels to clean brushes (many painters us Viva), Paper to write notes, Pencil and eraser
You may want something to cover a table – i.e. newspaper, tablecloth
Brush preserver/soap such as Pink Soap, the Master’s Brush Cleaner and Preserver.
Container for storing and carrying supplies (i.e. shoe box, ice cream bucket)
Jar to hold brushes (a lot of artist’s like to fill theirs ½ full of rice or popcorn)
Other items that come in handy. (optional)
Dry ball point pen or stylus
Transfer paper, can make your own with tracing paper and pencil or dustless chalk
Brown paper bag (grocery bag with minimal print) or sandpaper
Ruler, Scotch Tape, Scissors
Old shirt or apron to cover clothes