Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Norwegian decorative painting - Rosemailing

My new passion. Hard not to fall in love with it. So many colors and designs. Couple weeks ago I found some really interesting tine-boxes from Norway and now I try to paint in the same style. Seems not too hard, but it take time and lot of practice to do it.

Rosemaling, the decorative folk painting of Norway, began in the Norway in late 18th century when Baroque, Regency and Rococo were introduced to Norway's rural culture. First artists who rosemaled would not have been land owners but poor, city dwellers. They being trained within a "guild" then would travel from place to place painting furniture or interior of homes for the healthy for the money or sometimes just room and food.

There is some of my painted furniture. I finished it couple days before Christmas.


paris parfait said...

What wonderful hand-painted work! It is really beautiful.

Britt-Arnhild said...

What a beautiful, creative blog you have.
Your rosepainting looks great.