Some of you are aware that I am trying to teach myself how to do folk art painting; it is also called tole painting or decorative painting. My primary reason to learn this is because I want to be able to decorate some of my woodworking projects with these types of paintings. This is my set up for learning this. It is a simple inexpensive table that I purchased from Staples and it is located right next to my computer desk. I don’t have a lot of time to practice but I enjoy it whenever I am able to.
I have found that the book Brush Strokes by Maureen McNaughton is a very good book to learn with. I have all of the equipment that I need to learn with and I can sit comfortably in my computer chair while doing so.
I am reluctant to show you these pictures because I am just a beginner so I’m not very good at it yet. However, I have done enough to realize that if I just stick with it I can learn how to do this. I believe that I will be able to place some decorative paintings on some of my projects such as boxes in a year or hopefully less.
The little practice painting above is one that I have done a few times. I plan on going through all of the practice paintings in the book. I realize that this is not very good but I’m just a beginner and everyone has to start somewhere. Thanks for looking.
-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau